Drawing the Dream of the Wolves

Drawing the Dream of the Wolves

Homosexuality, Interpretation, and Freud’s "Wolf Man"
Davis, Whitney
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/22/1996
Format: Paperback 69 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-20988-7
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... a valuable scholarly addition to any student of Freud or as research material in a library." —HNet, H-CAACA

Davis argues that the visual dimension of Freud’s writing is crucial to understanding its structure and significance. He offers a new and challenging reading of Freud’s case study of Serge Pankejeff, the "Wolf Man." Much of the analysis revolved around Pankejeff’s childhood dream of wolves and a drawing of this dream he made for Freud.

Author Bio

WHITNEY DAVIS, Professor of Art History at Northwestern University, is the author of Canonical Tradition in Ancient Egyptian Art; Masking the Blow: The Scene of Representation in Late Prehistoric Egyptian Art; and Replications: Archaeology, Art History, Psychoanalysis. He is the editor of Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Freud and the Wolf Man
2. The Wolf Dream
3. The Drawing of the Dream of the Wolves
4. Pictures for Repression
5. The Homosexual Roots of Repression
6. Family Trees
7. Intersubjective Transformation
Appendix: Ruth mack Brunswick’s Draft for a Clinical study of the Wolf Man
References Cited