Department of Literary Studies, University of Ghent, Belgium
Through an analysis of Freud’s images, Nimrod Reitman's project intends to track the visual origins of psychoanalysis and point to the importance of Freud’s own illustrations in the conceptualization of the ideas that would stand at the center of his thought and psychoanalytical discourse. The research would offer connections between the role of drawing and the representation and misrepresentation of dreams, as well as other psychoanalytical models (the two models of the “ego-id-super-ego,” for instance). Another aspect of the research would try to understand why these drawing have been concealed or repressed? By whom? And according to which psychoanalytical protocols?