A Man’s Unconscious Phantasy of Pregnancy in the Guise of Traumatic Hysteria—A Clinical Contribution to Anal Erotism : 1921 : Michael Josef Eisler

by Julia Evans on September 1, 1921

Title: A Man’s Unconscious Phantasy of Pregnancy in the Guise of Traumatic Hysteria—A Clinical Contribution to Anal Erotism

Author: Michael Josef Eisler

Date: 1921

Translated: F. R. Winton

Published in International Journal of Psychoanalysis: Vol II, parts 3 & 4 (September to December): 1921: p255-286

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Jacques Lacan refers to this case study as ‘The Tram Driver’ in Seminar III: The psychoses : 1955-1956. See below for references.

An English translation of this Seminar III is available at www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /texts by request.  Password from Julia Evans  

Seminar III: 14th March 1956:  Ch XII of the translation:

Title: The hysteric’s question:

Sub-headings: On the preverbal world; Preconscious and unconscious; Sign, trace, signifier; & A traumatic hysteria: p168-172:

& Seminar III: 25th April 1956: Ch XVI:

Chapter title: Secretaries to the insane:

Sub-headings: A reading; Soul murder; The implications of the signifier; The little men; The three functions of the father: p212-213

Please note:

In this English translation of Seminar III, the reference is given to the German article which was published a year after this one.  It is difficult to tell which version Jacques Lacan used.

Eisler, Michael Joseph: Analyse eines Zwangssymptoms: Internationale Zeitschrift für psychoanalyse 8 (1922): p462-70

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Further posts:

Some Lacanian history here

 Lacanian Transmission  here 

Of the clinic here 

By Michael Josef Eisler  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 

Use of power here  

By Julia Evans here