Metalepsis: Journal of the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis is a scholarly, refereed journal dedicated to rigorous psychoanalytic discourse in all of its forms. The aim of the journal is to publish advanced work in psychoanalytic research on topics of contemporary importance in the theoretical, clinical, and cultural domains. The journal welcomes contributions both from and about all psychoanalytic schools and approaches, and aspires to provide a forum for open dialogue and debate. It is interdisciplinary in scope, embracing the full range of fields in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and arts both as they inform, and as they are informed by, the history of the theories and clinical practices of psychoanalysis from its inception until today. The journal publishes one issue annually in online, open-access format.
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2021): Anxiety in Perspective(s)
In this opening issue of Metalepsis, we provide a pluralistic reexamination of Angst in the psychoanalytic tradition. Anxiety--the modern mood par excellence, as well as a widespread contemporary "disorder"--has been hitting the world hard again in the age of global contagion, and more specifically in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current spread--and contagious denial--of anxiety make our theme all the more pressing. As the main mood of modernism, anxiety appeared a response to the multiplication of perspectives in the loss of absolute certainties. Here we explore multiple perspectives on this response: Freudian, Kleinian, Winnicottian, Jungian, Lacanian, Heideggerian (and more broadly, phenomenological).