Joanne Faulkner is an ARC postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is coauthor of Understanding Psychoanalysis and has published articles on Nietzsche and Freud.
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Dead Letters to Nietzsche, or the Necromantic Art of Reading Philosophy
By Joanne Faulkner
Dead Letters to Nietzsche examines how writing shapes subjectivity through the example of Nietzsche’s reception by his readers, including Stanley Rosen, David Farrell Krell, Georges Bataille, Laurence Lampert, Pierre Klossowski, and Sarah Kofman. More precisely, Joanne Faulkner finds that the personal identification that these readers form with Nietzsche’s texts is an enactment of the kind of identity-formation described in Lacanian and Kleinian psychoanalysis.