Putting the World on the Couch: Psychoanalysis and International Studies
- General Education Requirements: I&S
- Instructors: Deborah Porter
Explores the relation of trauma to memory and cultural production, focusing on historical, literary, and filmic treatments of hysteria and repression, shell shock, and the effects of war, terrorism, and psychic trauma. Uses psychoanalytical theory to analyze the commentary on international issues that lies in texts, films, and other cultural phenomena.