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Freud and the Scene of Trauma$
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John Fletcher

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254590

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.001.0001

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The Transference and Its Prototypes

The Transference and Its Prototypes

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(p.205) Eight The Transference and Its Prototypes
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Freud and the Scene of Trauma
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John Fletcher

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0009

This chapter works through Freud’s three classic short essays on the clinical transference as a special form of object choice and considers it in relation to the repetition of infantile prototypes, the special nature of transference-neurosis and the strange virtual reality of the transference-love. Freud’s difficulties in relation to the ‘reality’ of the transference are explored and its relation to the forms of repetition in the seduction theory as examined in chapters 1-4 and in the screen memory as heir to the seduction theory and its problems.

Keywords:   abreaction, acting out, catharsis, forgetting / remembering, prototypes, repetition, ontology of, compulsion to repeat, representative / representation, resistance, transference, filled-in / hollowed-out, transference-love, transference-neurosis

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