Translation/Transformation: 100 Years of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis - edited by Dana Birksted-Breen
Translation is at the heart of psychoanalysis: from unconscious to conscious, experience to verbal expression, internal to enacted, dream thought to dream image, language to interpretation, unrepresented to represented and transference of past to present.
The book’s first part discusses the question of translation, literal and metaphoric. Both linguistic and cultural translations are closely tied to specific and significant personalities who were involved in the early history of psychoanalysis and thus in the development of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.
There was a close relationship between the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the visual arts via the Bloomsbury Group. The link between the visual arts and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis is indeed to be found in its logo, which is taken from a painting by Ingres. The second part of the book approaches transformations between psychoanalysis and the arts from conscious, unconscious and non-represented elements into non-verbal modes, specifically visual, poetic and musical; it also looks at the developments and transformations in psychoanalytic ideas about artistic expression as expressed within the pages of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.
Dana Birksted-Breen, a training and supervising psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society in private practice, was General Editor of The New Library of Psychoanalysis (2000-2010), initiating The New Library Teaching Series, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the IJP since 2010.
Published: March 2021
Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.73 x 23.4 cm