Freud Study Group

The Freud Study Group, Haverford, Pennsylvania, was formed in 1985 to study and discuss the newly published complete edition of the Freud-Fliess correspondence. It was one of the original study groups of the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Since that time we have met monthly during the academic year to read and discuss important new works of Freud biography and the early history of psychoanalysis. In 1990, members of the group presented a panel of papers, "Seduction and Its Discontents: Theoretical and Personal Tensions in Freud's Creation of Psychoanalysis," at the Spring Meeting of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. Later drafts of these papers were published in Psychoanalytic Review in 1994.

We welcome contact with other groups and individuals interested in Freud and psychoanalysis.

Permanent members:

Members' Papers

Colman, W. (1994). The scenes which lie at the bottom of the story: Julius, circumcision, and the castration complex. Psychoanalytic Review, 1994, 81, 603-625.

Davis, D.A. (1990). Freud's unwritten case. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 7, 185-209.

Davis, D.A. (1990). Abortion and its discontents: Reproductive psychodynamics in early psychoanalysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, August.

Davis, D.A. (1993). Accounting Freud: Review of The Diary of Sigmund Freud: A Record of the Final Decade. Contemporary Psychology, 38, 1315-1316.

Davis, D.A. (1994). A theory for the 90s: Freud's seduction theory in historical context. Psychoanalytic Review, 81, 627-640.

Davis, D.A. (1997). Jung in the Psychoanalytic movement. In P. Young-Eisendrath & T. Dawson (Eds.). Cambridge Companion to Jung. Cambridge University Press.

Hartke, J. (1994). Castrating the phallic mother: The influence of Freud's repressed developmental experiences on the conceptualization of the castration complex. Psychoanalytic Review, 81, 641-657.

Salyard, A. (1988). Freud as Pegasus yoked to the plow. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 5, 403-429.

Salyard, A. (1992). Freud's narrow escape and the discovery of transference. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 9, 347-367.

Salyard, Ann. (1994). On Not Knowing What You Know: Object-Coercive Doubting and Freud's Theory of Seduction. Psychoanalytic Review, 81, 659-676

Works Read and Discussed

Anzieu, D. (1986). Freud's self-analysis. (P. Graham, Trans.). New York: International Universities Press. (Original work published 1975).

Balmary, Marie (1982). Psychoanalyzing psychoanalysis: Freud and the hidden fault of the father. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. (Original work published 1979).

Boehlich, W. (Ed.) (1990). The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein, 1871-1881. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. (Translated by Arnold Pomeranz)

Brabant, E., Falzeder, E., & Giampieri-Deutch, P. (1993). (Eds.) The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi. Vol. 1, 1908-1914. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. (Trans. Peter Hoffer)

Decker, Hannah S. (1991). Dora, Freud, and Vienna 1900. New York: The Free Press.

Freud, S. 1939 (1934-1938). Moses and Monotheism, S.E. XXIII, 1-137.

Freud, S. 1937. Analysis Terminable and Interminable. S.E. XXIII, 209-253.

Freud, S. 1937. Constructions in Analysis. S.E. XXIII, 255-269.

Freud, S. 1940 (1938). Splitting of the Ego in the Process of Defense. S.E. XXIII, 271-278.

Gay, P. (1988). Freud: A life for our time. New York: Norton.

Grosskurth, P. (1991). The Secret Ring: Freud's Inner Circle and the Politics of Psychoanalysis. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.

Harris, J., & Harris, J. (1984). The one-eyed doctor, Sigismund Freud: Psychological origins of Freud's works. New York : J. Aronson

Hirschmüller, A. (1989). The life and work of Josef Breuer: Physiology and psychoanalysis. New York: New York Unuiversity Press. (Original work published 1978)

Hughes, J.M. (1994). From Freud's consulting room: The unconscious in a scientific age. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Jones, E. (1953, 1955, 1957). The life and Work of Sigmund Freud. 3 vols. New York: Basic Books.

Kanzer, M., & Glenn, J. (Eds.). (1979). Freud and his self-analysis. New York: J. Aronson.

Kanzer, M., & Glenn, J. (Eds.). (1980). Freud and his patients. New York: J. Aronson.

Kerr, J. (1993). A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein. New York: Knopf.

Krüll, Marianne (1986). Freud and his father. New York: Norton. (Oringinal work published in 1979)

Masson, J.M. (1984). The assault on truth: Freud's suppression of the seduction theory. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux.

Masson, J.M. (Ed.) (1985) The complete letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

McGrath, W.J. (1986). Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis: The politics of hysteria. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

McGuire, W. (1974). (Ed.) The Freud/Jung letters: The correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. (Ralph Manheim and R. F. C. Hall, trans.)

Roazen, P. (1995). How Freud worked. New York: Jason Aronson.

Robinson, Paul, (1993). Freud and His Critics. Berkeley, University of California Press.

Rosenzweig, S. (1992). Freud, Jung, and Hall the kingmaker: The historic expedition to America (1909) with G. Stanley hall as host and william James as guest. Seattle: Hofgrefe and Huber.

Rudnytsky, P. L. (1987). Freud and Oedipus. New York: Columbia University Press.

Schur, M. (1972). Freud: Living and dying. New York: International Universities Press.

Spence, D.P. (1982). Narrative truth and historical truth: Meaning and interpretation in psychoanalysis. New York: Norton.

Sulloway, F.J. (1979). Freud, biologist of the mind: Beyond the psychoanalytic legend. New York: Basic Books.

Swales, P.J. (1982). Freud, Minna Bernays, and the conquest of Rome: New light on the origins of psychoanalysis. New American Review, 1, 1-23.

Swales, P.J. (1983). Freud, Martha Bernays, and the language of flowers. Privately published by the author.

Vitz, P.C. (1988). Sigmund Freud's Christian unconscious. New York : Guilford Press.

Webster, R. (1995). Why Freud was wrong: Sin, science, and psychoanalysis. New York: Basic Books.

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