Remembering Anna O.: A Century of Mystification

Remembering Anna O A Century of Mystification Offers an examination of the very foundations of psychoanalytic theory and practice which was born with the publication of Breuer and Freud s Studies on Hysteria in In his opening essay Breuer
  • Title: Remembering Anna O.: A Century of Mystification
  • Author: Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen
  • ISBN: 9780415917773
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • Remembering Anna O.: A Century of Mystification
    Offers an examination of the very foundations of psychoanalytic theory and practice, which was born with the publication of Breuer and Freud s Studies on Hysteria in 1895 In his opening essay, Breuer described the case of Anna O a young woman afflicted with a severe hysteria whom he had cured of her symptoms by having her recount under hypnosis the traumatic events thatOffers an examination of the very foundations of psychoanalytic theory and practice, which was born with the publication of Breuer and Freud s Studies on Hysteria in 1895 In his opening essay, Breuer described the case of Anna O a young woman afflicted with a severe hysteria whom he had cured of her symptoms by having her recount under hypnosis the traumatic events that precipitated her illness Hysterics suffer from reminiscences, wrote Freud, and they heal when they remember these repressed or dissociated memories This discovery of Breuer s, Freud continued, is still the foundation of psychoanalytic therapy It is also the foundation of present day recovered memory therapy and generally, of our widespread belief in the healing and redemptive power of memory However, this belief, Mikkel Borch Jacobsen asserts, is based on a deceptive account of the founding case of psychoanalysis Drawing on the most recent Freud scholarship and on documents long kept from public view, Borch Jacobsen demonstrates that Anna O Bertha Pappenheim was in fact, never cured by Breuer s talking cure at all.
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  • Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

    Mikkel Borch Jacobsen born 1951 , is Professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of Washington in Seattle Born to Danish parents, he began his studies in France, where he studied philosophy with Philippe Lacoue Labarthe and Jean Luc Nancy, two philosophers close in thought to, and in dialogue with, Jacques Derrida and Jacques Lacan In 1981 at the University of Strasbourg he submitted his doctoral dissertation on The Freudian Subject and then began teaching in the department of Psychoanalysis at Vincennes University in Paris, where Jacques Lacan had first made his mark.He is the author of many works on the history and philosophy of psychiatry, psychoanalysis and hypnosis His constructivist analysis of the co production of psychical facts emphasises the accuracy of historical accounts of mental disorders He is known for his positions in virulent debates about psychoanalysis called the Freud Wars especially with regard to his 2005 publication of Le Livre noir de la psychanalyse The Black Book of Psychoanalysis In a review entitled Folies plusieurs De l hyst rie la d pression Many madnesses From hysteria to depression , Pierre Henri Castel calls Borch Jacobsen one of the most polemic thinkers with regard to the Freud Wars.

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  • Remembering Anna O is a critical look at a mythical case that of the patient whose treatment reputedly led to the discvoery of the talking cure The case of Anna O has already been thoroughly debunked many times before, with great doubt being cast on the veracity of the accounts of the case given by Freud and Josef Breuer, whose patient she was Nonetheless, Borch Jacobsen, a professor of French and Comparative Literature, adds his two cents Jacobsen concludes that Anna O was not cured, the detail [...]


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