Monica Errity – Revis(it)ing Repetition

THE LETTER 58 Spring 2015, Pages 79-84 This paper seeks to uncover what lies behind Lacan’s conceptualisation of repetition as a ‘missed encounter with the real’ which he introduces in his 1964 seminar on the foundations of psychoanalysis. Through re-examining … Continue reading

Helen Sheehan – From Gleann na nGealt to Schizophrenia: A Structure of Refusal?

Issue 40 (Spring 2009) Pages-19-32 This paper examines some aspects of the history of mental illness in Ireland from a Freudian perspective. It draws on the work of Joseph Robins and of Michel Foucault and argues that the concept of Schizophrenia … Continue reading