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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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(p.1) Prologue
Freud and the Scene of Trauma

John Fletcher

Fordham University Press

The Prologue considers two cases, from Freud’s correspondence with Wilhelm Fliess, of sexual abuse and their consequent symptoms (January 24th and December 22nd 1897) on either side of his repudiation of is seduction theory (September 21st 1897). It considers especially the December case as the most elaborate presentation and analysis of such material in Freud’s work as a structure of scenic repetition, which compels Freud to re-affirm “the authenticity of infantile trauma” and its transmission in the face of his own previous objections. The Prologue establishes Freud’s concern with the power of scenes and his elaboration of a scenography that maps these scenes in detail.

Keywords:   Hysterical attack, Identification, Palimpsest, Primal scene, Repetition, hallucinatory, Seduction, Scene, Scenography, Signs, Tableau

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