Music-Psychoanalysis-Musicology, Hardback Book

Music-Psychoanalysis-Musicology Hardback

Edited by Samuel Wilson


  • Information


There is a growing interest in what psychoanalytic theory brings to studying and researching music.

Bringing together established scholars within the field, as well as emerging voices, this collection outlines and advances psychoanalytic approaches to our understanding of a range of musics-from the romantic and the modernist to the contemporary popular.

Drawing on the work of Freud, Lacan, Jung, Zizek, Barthes, and others, it demonstrates the efficacy of psychoanalytic theories in fields such as music analysis, music and culture, and musical improvisation.

It engages debates about both the methods through which music is understood and the situations in which it is experienced, including those of performance and listening.

This collection is an invaluable resource for students, lecturers, researchers, and anyone else interested in the intersections between music, psychoanalysis, and musicology.