Making the Case: The Case Study Genre in Sexology, Psychoanalysis and Literature

Grant number: DP1093819 | Funding period: 2010 - 2016



Questions of sexual subjectivity continue to concern scholars in the humanities and social sciences today as they did in the 19th and early 20th centuries. An astonishing number of discourses around the self with regard to love, sex and desire originated in the European and American debates to be studied here. With its focus on the case study and its modalities this project will benefit Australian scholars working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, psychoanalysis as well as historical studies. Mapping the circuits of knowledge through which the sexed subject became a topic to be written about in the West will led to a better understanding of the confluence of disciplinary knowle..

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