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 is available here

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