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Tact in Psychoanalysis: Marion Milner

David Russell

in Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196923
eISBN:
9781400887903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196923.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the writings of Marion Milner. Like Eliot in her essays, Milner laments the inadequacy of cultural resource available to support a creative life; but unlike Eliot in her ... More


Negative Capability in Psychoanalysis: Keats and Retroactive Judgment in Bion, Freud, Lacan, and Milner

David Sigler

in Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941817
eISBN:
9781789623253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941817.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay traces the continuing impact of negative capability—that familiar if enigmatic form of knowledge extolled by John Keats in an 1817 letter—on post-Freudian psychoanalysis. It examines four ... More


Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

David Russell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196923
eISBN:
9781400887903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The social practice of tact was an invention of the nineteenth century, a period when Britain was witnessing unprecedented urbanization, industrialization, and population growth. In an era when more ... More


The Tragic and the Ordinary

Amanda Anderson

in Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Through a discussion of the moral realism of George Eliot in relation to British psychoanalysis of the twentieth century, and the work of D. W. Winnicott in particular, this chapter demonstrates that ... More


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