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Seven women who had suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) as children were referred to me for brief psychological evaluation as part of the process of applying for political asylum in the United States. FGM can cause lifelong infections, pain and dyspareunia, as well as difficulty with...
This paper tackles the paradox inherent in Israeli attempts to silence the Palestinian Nakba: despite massive effacement efforts, the traces of the Nakba remain all‐pervasive in Israeli culture and collective memory. Several silencing practices are described and discussed from a Freudian...
In the present paper we argue that Sigmund Freud's analysis of mental disorders is based almost exclusively on language and thus it omits other semiotic modalities, prominently visuality. Freud's psychoanalytical theory originates in the discovery that the speech of mentally ill patients is a...
This article proposes elements for a psychoanalysis of advertisement and advertising messages. As a technique that has seen a recent boom, advertisement has been studied by multiple disciplines, including sociology, structural analysis, motivational studies, linguistics, and psychoanalysis. We...
Using psychoanalytic theory, it is the primary purpose of this article to frame Edgar Allan Poe's history as an enlisted man in the United States Army. For Poe, these were years of accomplishments as both artist and soldier. When researching this article, two forms of comment are readily...
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