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Jerry Aline Flieger

Jerry Aline Flieger is Professor of French, Comparative Literature, and Women's Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Purloined Punchline: Freud's Comic Theory and the Postmodern and Colette and the Fantom Subject of Biography.

Titles by This Author

A BIT of Is Oedipus Online?

Can Freud be “updated” in the twenty-first century, or is he a venerated but outmoded genius? In this BIT, Jerry Aline Flieger stages an encounter between psychoanalysis and the new century, considering the psyche in cyberspace.

Siting Freud after Freud

"Can Freud be 'updated' in the twenty-first century, or is he a venerated but outmoded genius?" asks Jerry Aline Flieger. In Is Oedipus Online? Flieger stages an encounter between psychoanalysis and the new century, testing the viability of Freud's theories in light of the emergent realities of our time. Responding to prominent critics of psychoanalysis and approaching our current preoccupations from a Freudian angle, she presents a reading of Freudian theory that coincides with and even clarifies new concepts in science and culture.