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Lecture 23

English 1022E Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Sigmund Freud, Introjection, Survivor Guilt

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English 1022E
David Bentley

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Lecture #2
December 5, 2017
Sigmund Freud, “Mourning and Melancholia” (1917)!
-places a distinction between the two!
Terence Des Pres, The Survivor> survivor guilt!
mourning= introjection of lost of loved object, acceptance of death not an ignoring !
Melancholia = incorporation!
Einfuhlung = empathy (feeling one with)!
fugitive: escaping, fleeing, fleeting, delicate, temporary, evanescent!
Tortrace: !
-outline (tracing paper) !
Fugitive Pieces:!
-purple language = poetic language!
-power of memory!
-individual memory!
-social/collective memory!
-need to remember!
-if we don’t remember the past, we are doomed repeat it!
-memory and the Holocaust!
-novel is about writing, reading and how we could capture a trace of the past and
how we can convey that to readers that are not of our generation!
-reading weather!
-human artifacts!
-crammed space of a prayer- !
-trace- outline something, journey, look for signs of a person thats left!
-smell triggers memory!
-caring about the past- half to care about characters and events in the book!
-imagination- create the movements and stories !
-empathy- making someone a part of with yourself!
-who can separate fear from the body?!
-capacity to reach another human being by taking yourself out of yourself and putting
yourself into someone else!
-sadness, loss, and grief must be cared for!
-grief is what allows us to reach across time and experience what everyone else has
experience !
-closure should never happen, don’t close o your feelings for that person!
-depression, sadness that persists across time and trying to lived the life of the dead
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