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Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and French

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(206) 543-9399
PDL B-530
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by appointment


Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Strasbourg, 1981

Books: The Freudian Subject (1989, for the English edition); Hypnoses (1984, in collaboration with Eric Michaud and Jean-Luc Nancy); Hypnose et Psychanalyse: Reponses a Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen (1987, in collaboration with Leon Chertok et all.); Lacan, The Absolute Master (1991); The Emotional Tie. Psychoanalysis, Mimesis, and Affect (1993); Remembering Anna 0.: A Century of Mystification (1996); Folies à plusieurs. De l'hystérie à la dépression (2002); Le livre noir de la psychanalyse (2005, co-edited with Catherine Meyer, Jean Cottraux, Jacques Van Rillaer and Didier Pleux); Psychanalyse et constructivisme (2005, in collaboration with Georges Fischman); Le dossier Freud. Enquête sur l'histoire de la psychanalyse (2006, in collaboration with Sonu Shamdasani).

Awards: Prix de la Psyche 1987 (awarded by the Association Française d'Ètudes et de Recherches Psychiatriques); The Salomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship in the Humanities, University of Washington, 1994; Gradiva Award for Best General Book 1997 (awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis).