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).  


Published: 2021-04-28