Cinematic Reflections on The Legacy of the Holocaust : Psychoanalytic Perspectives
This book focuses on how film is particularly suited to depict Holocaust experiences with vividness and immediacy. The similarity of moving images and sound to our dream experience allows access to unconscious processing. Film has the potential to reveal the vast panorama of Holocaust history as well as its intrapsychic reverberations. Yet despite the recent prominence of Holocaust films, documentaries, and TV series as well as scholarly books and memoirs, these works lack a psychoanalytic optic that elucidates themes such as the repetition compulsion, survival guilt, disturbances in identity, and disruption of mourning that are underlying leitmotifs.
Cinematic Reflections on the Legacy of the Holocaust will be of great interest to psychoanalysts and therapists as well as to scholars in trauma, film, and Jewish studies. It is also of interest to those concerned with the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities and their long-term effects.
- Hardback | 254 pages
- 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 454g
- 14 Aug 2018
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 5 Halftones, black and white; 5 Illustrations, black and white
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Table of contents
The art and angst of viewing Holocaust films by Bruce Sklarew, M.D.
Six Million and One: A documentary by Anna Ornstein, M.D.
Between forgetting and remembering: Two films of Alain Resnais by Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D.
The Pawnbroker by Robert Winer, M.D.
Multiplicity, Dissociation and Mentalization in Hannah Arendt by Pam Katz and Margarethe von Trotta by Diana Diamond, Ph.D. and Elliot Jurist, Ph.D.
From Shoah to Son of Saul: Cinematic Traces and Intergenerational Dialogues by Catherine Portuges, Ph.D.
Son of Saul: The remains of civilization by Clara Mucci, Ph.D.
Sadomasochistic regression in The Night Porter by Bruce H. Sklarew, M.D.
To know or not to know? Common themes in Ida and The Flat by Emanuel Berman, Ph.D.
Inheriting Nazisim: Refelections on the film Two or Three Things I Know about Him by Regine Waintrater, Ph.D.
Discussion by Nanette Auerhahn, Ph.D. and Dori Laub, M.D.
"Bruce Sklarew and Diana Diamond have gathered inquiries covering representation, memorialization, trauma and transcendence. The result is a collection that illuminates the intersections of cinematic storytelling and psychoanalytic exploration. With a focus on seminal movies such as The Pawnbroker, Hiroshima mon amour and Son of Saul, it calls attention to the horrific as well as therapeutic aspects of films that have confronted the Shoah and its legacy."-Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor and author of Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust
About Diana Diamond
Bruce Sklarew is a practicing analyst in Chevy Chase, MD who co-edited four books, including The Last Emperor: Multiple Takes (Wayne State) and Bernardo Bertolucci: Interviews (University of Mississippi), and authored over fifty papers on film and applied analysis in communities. He originated Recover, a bereavement program at the D.C. Morgue. He is the film editor for The American Psychoanalyst and The International Journal for Applied Psychoanalytic Study.