Intellectual Inhibition & Disturbances in Eating (Dream ‘fresh brains’) : September 1933 [Published1938] : Melitta Schmideberg

by Julia Evans on September 1, 1933

This is part of a paper read before the British Psycho-Analytical Society in September 1933

International Journal of Psychoanalysis :  : Vol 19 : 1938 : p17-22

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– This dream is extensively analysed by Jacques Lacan. Fuller details are available:

Jacques Lacan comments Dream ‘fresh brains’ in Seminars I, III, VI, X & XIV and Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis : 26th & 27th September 1953 & Direction of the Treatment : 10th to 13th July 1958 or here

LINKS

– Ego psychology and interpretation in psychoanalytic therapies (Dream ‘fresh brains’) : December 1948 (New York) [1951] : Ernst Kris or here

– The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis : 26 & 27 September 1953 : Availability given Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

– Seminar I : Available Seminar I: Freud’s papers on technique: 1953-1954 : begins on 13th January 1954 : Jacques Lacan or here

– Seminar I : 20th & 27th January 1954 : p24 of John Forrester’s translation

– Seminar I : 10th February 1954 : p59 of John Forrester’s translation

– Introduction and reply to Jean Hyppolite’s presentation of Freud’s ‘Verneinung’ & the commentary : 10th February 1954 : Jacques Lacan & Jean Hyppolite : Available here

– Response to Jean Hyppolite’s Commentary on Freud’s “Verneinung” : 10th February 1954 :  Écrits : p333 of Bruce Fink’s translation

– Seminar I : 5th May 1954 : p164 of John Forrester’s translation

– Seminar III: The Psychoses: 1955-1956: from 16th November 1955: Jacques Lacan : Available here

– Seminar III : 11th January 1956: p79-81 of Russell Grigg’s translation

– Seminar III : 14th March 1956: p165-166 of Russell Grigg’s translation

– The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 : Jacques Lacan: Available here

– The Direction of the Treatment : 10th to 13th July 1958 : p182 Alan Sheridan translation: p10 Cormac Gallagher’s translation

– Seminar VI: Desire and its interpretation: 1958-1959 : from 12th November 1958 : Jacques Lacan : Available here

– Seminar VI : 1st July 1959 : p344 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation

– Seminar X: The Anxiety (or Dread): 1962-1963: begins 14th November 1962: Jacques Lacan: Text in English & References : Available here

– Seminar X : 23rd January 1963 :  p84 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation

– Seminar XIV: The logic of phantasy: 1966-1967: begins 16th November 1966 : Jacques Lacan : Available here

– Seminar XIV : 8th March 1967 : p151 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation

Cited by Jacques Lacan

Reference [25] in The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 : Jacques Lacan : Available here

: p182 Alan Sheridan translation:

p16 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation : I am referring to Ernst Kris and to a case which, he does not hide, he took over from Melitta Schmideberg [15].

It concerns a subject inhibited in his intellectual life and particularly incapable of completing his research by publishing it – this because of an impulse to plagiarise, which, he seems unable to master. Such is the subjective drama.

Melitta Schmideberg had seen it as the recurrence of childhood delinquency – the subject had stolen sweets and books – and it was from this angle that she had undertaken the analysis of the unconscious conflict.

p18 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation : You speak of Melitta Schmideberg as if she had confused delinquency with the Id. I am not so sure and, looking up the article in which she cites this case, the wording of her title suggests to me a metaphor.

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Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst in London & Sandwich, Kent

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Further posts:

Some Lacanian history here

Of the clinic here

Dreams  here

By Melitta Schmideberg here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

Translation Working Group here