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Jan Campbell, Freudian Passions: Psychoanalysis, Form and Literature (London: Karnac, 2013), 272 pp., ISBN: 9781781812723, £22.19, paperback.

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Matthew Geary

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Matthew Geary is a doctoral researcher in English Literature and Psychoanalysis at the University of Birmingham. His current research involves a psychoanalytic re-reading of a selection of T. S. Eliot's works utilising differing psychoanalytic and philosophical frameworks (Freudian, Lacanian, Object Relations, Feminist esp. Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray). Matthew's research has a maternal bias and focuses on the role of the mother as central to the process of psychic development of not only the child but also art, text, and culture. Matthew is especially interested in the poetic construction, development, and use of maternal form, representations of the maternal and the female divine, and also questions of gender, sexuality, subjectivity, and desire in male modernist and postmodernist literature. His current work proposes a new theory of allegory brought closer to the maternal body than previously stated. Matthew is co-founder, organiser and chair of the PsyLit network based at the University of Birmingham (www.uobpsylit.wordpress.com). His paper 'Allegory and the Mother in T. S. Eliot's 'Ash-Wednesday'' is forthcoming in Religion, Philosophy and Myth in T. S. Eliot's Poetry (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014).
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DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/sim.28
How to Cite: Geary, M., (2013). Jan Campbell, Freudian Passions: Psychoanalysis, Form and Literature (London: Karnac, 2013), 272 pp., ISBN: 9781781812723, £22.19, paperback.. Studies in the Maternal. 5(2), pp.1–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/sim.28
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Published on 01 Jul 2013.
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