Certain aspects of Sublimation and Delusion: Oxford, 31st July 1929 (published 1930): Ella Sharpe

by Julia Evans on July 31, 1929


1) Read at the Eleventh International Congress of Psycho-Analysis, Oxford, July 31 1929

2) Reprinted in International Journal of Psycho-analysis: 1930: Vol XI p12

3)  Also from p125 of Collected Papers on Psycho-Analysis by Ella Freeman Sharpe: Edited by Marjorie BrierleyNo 36 of The International Psycho-Analytical Library : The Hogarth Press : 1950 : General Editor Ernest Jones

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Quoted by Jacques Lacan:

Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis: Session of 20th January 1960 : p107 of Dennis Porter’s translation  : Availability given : Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan or here

Seminar VII: 10th February 1960: Chapter XI: Courtly love as anamorphosis : p139 of Dennis Porter’s translation

Reference to Freud

Ego and the Id : 1920

Quote from ‘Preface’ by Ernest Jones

from Collected Papers on Psycho-Analysis by Ella Freeman Sharpe: No 36 of The International Psycho-Analytical Library : The Hogarth Press : 1950

Quote: Ella Sharpe (1875-1947), who had been a teacher of English literature, first made contact with psycho-analysis through working under James Glover at the Brunswick Square Clinic. She joined the British Psycho-Analytical Society in 1921 after spending some time in Berlin being analysed by Hanns Sachs. He and she belonged to the galaxy of brilliant lay analysts who demonstrated that, however desirable a medical qualification may be, it is possible for exceptional persons from other callings not only to master the theory and technique of psycho-analysis but to make important contributions to our knowledge of it. Both became leading teachers in that subject (“training analysts”).

Contents of Collected Papers on Psycho-Analysis by Ella F. Sharpe

Preface by Ernest Jones


I Contribution to symposium on Child Analysis (1927)

International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 1927, Vol VIII, p380

II The Technique of Psycho-Analysis. Seven Lectures (1930)

1. The Analyst

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1930, Vol XI, p251

2. The Analysand

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1930, Vol XI, p263

3. Survey of Defence-Mechanisms in General Character-Traits and in Conduct: Evaluation of Pre-Conscious Material

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1930, Vol XI, p361

4. The Dynamics of the Method – The Transference.

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1930, Vol XI, p374

5. Anxiety : Outbreak and Resolution

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1931, Vol XII, p24

6. Variations of Technique in Different Neuroses. Delusion. Paranoia. Obsession. Conversion Types.

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1931, Vol XII, p37

7. Technique in Character Analyses.

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1931, Vol XII, p52

III A Note on “The Magic of Names” (1946)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1946, Vol XXVII, p152

IV The Psycho-Analyst (1947)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1947, Vol XXVIII, p1


V Certain Aspects of Sublimation and Delusion (1930)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1930, Vol XI, p12

Probably posted to LacanianWorks.net

VI Similar and Divergent Unconscious Determinants Underlying the Sublimations of Pure Art and Pure Science (1935)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1935, Vol XVI, p180

Probably posted to LacanianWorks.net

VII Psycho-Physical Problems revealed in Language : an Examination of Metaphor (1940)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1940, Vol XXI, p201

VIII Cautionary Tales (1943)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1943, Vol XXIV, p41


IX Francis Thompson : a Psycho-Analytical Study (1925)

Brit. J. Med. Psychol., 1925, Vol V, p329

X The Impatience of Hamlet (1929)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1929, Vol X, p270

Probably posted to LacanianWorks.net

XI From King Lear to The Tempest (1946)

Int J Psycho-Analysis, 1946, Vol XXVII, p19

Probably posted to LacanianWorks.net

XII An unfinished paper on Hamlet : Introduction and Extracts

Published posthumously in 1950

Soon to be posted to LacanianWorks.net

List of Publications by Ella Freeman Sharpe (p267)

1924. Chapter VI, “Vocation” – Social aspects of Psycho-Analysis: Williams and Norgate, London

1925. “A Psycho-Analytical Appreciation of the Life and Work of Francis Thampson,” The British Journal of Medical Psychology, Vol V

1927. “Symposium on Child Analysis,” Int. J. Psycho-Anal., Vol VIII

1929. “The Impatience of Hamlet,” Int. J. Psycho-Analy., vol. X

1930. “Certain Aspects of sublimation and Delusion.” (Read at the Eleventh International congress of Psycho-Analysis), Int. J. Psycho-Anal., Vol. XI

Probably posted to LacanianWorks.net

1930-1. “The Technique of Psycho-Analysis,” Int. Jl Psycho-Anal., Vols XI, XII. (Seven lectures delivered to candidates tin training at the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.)

1935. Dream Analysis. The International Psycho-Analytical Library. (Published by the Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.)

Information of availability of Chapter V: Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

1940. “Psycho-Physical Problems Revealed in Language : an examination of Metaphor,” Int. J. Psycho-Anal., Vol XXI

1943. “Cautionary Tales,” Int. J. Psycho-Anal., Vol. XXIV

1945. “What the Father means to a Child,” New Era, Vol 26, No. 7.

1946. “From King Lear to The Tempest,” Int. J. Psycho-Anal., Vol XXVII

1947. “The Psycho-Analyst.” Int. J. Psycho-Anal., Vol XXVIII. (The first chapter of a book in preparation at the time of death entitled “Talks to students of Psycho-Analysis.”)

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