Noreen O’Connor


Wild Desires and Mistaken Identities: Lesbianism and Psychoanalysis. Noreen O’Connor & Joanna Ryan. London: Virago, 1993 & Karnac, 2003.

Questioning Identities: Philosophy in Psychoanalytic Practice. Mary Lynne Ellis & Noreen O’Connor. London: Karnac, 2010

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Chapters and Journal Articles:

Book review: Beyond Doer and Done To; Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third, by Jessica Benjamin (Routledge 2018) in Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 26, 2020 – Issue 3, London: Taylor and Francis, pp. 292 – 296. 

Courageous drawings of vigilant ambiguities. In Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory. Eds. Giffney, N and Watson, E. New York: Punctum Books, 2017.

‘Here I am!’ – Irreducible invocation of the other. The Bonds of Love at 25; A Collection of Essays, Part II (Special Issue), Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Vol. 14, No. 1, Philadelphia, PA: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2013.

Theorizing lesbian desires: challenges to psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Vol. 11, No. 1, Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press, 2001.

Subjects of perversion. Where Id Was, Eds. Molino, A. & Ware, C. London: Continuum, 2001.

Passionate differences: lesbianism, post-modernism and psychoanalysis. Disorienting Sexuality. Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities, Eds. Domenici, T. & Lessie, R. C. London: Routledge, 1995.

‘Truth’ and ‘reality’: Joyce McDougall and gender identity (with J. Ryan). Free Associations, Vol. 4. Pt. 3. No.31, London: Free Association Books, 1995.

Who suffers? Re-reading Levinas. Eds. Bernasconi, R. & Critchley, S. Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Is Melanie Klein the one who knows who you really are? Women: A Cultural Review Vol. 1, No.2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

The an-arche of psychotherapy. Abjection, Melancholia and Love. The Work of Julia Kristeva, Eds. Fletcher, J., & Benjamin, A. London: Routledge, 1990.

The personal is political: discursive practice of the face-to-face. The Provocation of Levinas. Eds. Bernasconi, R. & Wood, D. London: Routledge, 1988.

Intentionality analysis and the problem of self and other. The Journal of the British Society of Phenomenology, Vol. 13, No. 2, London, 1982.

Being and the good: Heidegger and Levinas. Philosophical Studies, Vol. XXVII. Dublin: National University of Ireland, 1980.

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