Georg Lukacs famously claimed that orthodox Marxism should foreground the concept of ‘totality’: “the category of totality, the all-pervasive supremacy of the whole over the parts, is the essence of the method which Marx took over from Hegel and brilliantly transformed into the foundations of a wholly new science.”[1] Totality…

What is going on in the latest version of Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch? I had the privilege of spending my birthday today playing the entire game with my son. The game is a mix of nostalgia, repackaged and reconfigured, and there are a number of formal properties…

Reading Freud’s “Analysis Terminable and Interminable” (1937)


The first sentence introduces us to the context: Freud is interested in opening up a question of time within the clinic. He claims that psychoanalytic therapy teachings us that it is a “time-consuming business.” My immediate inclination is to question this additional…

Duane Rousselle, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology & Psychoanalyst

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