4: Dolores, Psychology, and Survivors


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Content warning: this episode contains discussion of child sex abuse and pedophilia. What can survivors of abuse take away from the experiences of Nabokov's Dolores Haze? It depends on who you talk to. This week, Jamie examines the popular psychologies of Freud and Kinsey that Dolly would have been surrounded by, and with two prominent psychologists -- Lucia Williams and Michael Lamb -- about the value Dolores's story has to students of psychology today. We also speak with Sarah Weinman about "The Real Lolita," survivors Alisson Wood ("Being Lolita") and Bindu Bansinath ("How Lolita Freed Me From My Own Humbert") about the role of Lolita in their own processing and healing from childhood trauma. This is a tough one. Thanks for being here. If you are seeking resources about sexual assault: https://www.rainn.org/ If you are seeking resources about MAPs: https://www.b4uact.org/ Join our Discord: https://discord.com/invite/TrXc6BkfpN DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: "Casting Aspersions" by Tashmica Torok: https://www.lovewithaccountability.com/lovewithaccountability-forum/2016/10/21/casting-aspersions-by-tashmica-torok 'How Lolita Freed Me From My Own Humbert' by Bindu Bansinath: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/style/modern-love-how-lolita-freed-me-from-my-own-humbert.html Being Lolita by Alisson Wood: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250217219 The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-real-lolita-sarah-weinman Still Intrigued with Lolita: Nabokov's Visionary Work on Childhood Abuse by Lucia Williams: https://thenabokovian.org/sites/default/files/2018-06/NABOKV-L-0027757___Williams_2016_StillIntriguedWithLol_Lolita.pdf The Mann Act and Boxer Jack Johnson: https://www.history.com/news/white-slave-mann-act-jack-johnson-pardon Infantile bisexuality and the 'complete oedipal complex': Freudian views on heterosexuality and homosexuality: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22014366/ Freud and LGBTQIA+ Issues: A 2020 Analysis: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychoanalysis-unplugged/202005/was-freud-gay-friendly Anna Freud: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Anna-Freud Freud and the Seduction Theory by Jeffrey Masson: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1984/02/freud-and-the-seduction-theory/376313/ The Enduring, Pernicious Whiteness of True Crime by Elon Green: https://theappeal.org/whiteness-of-true-crime/ Alfred Kinsey: Liberator or Pervert? by Caleb Crain: https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/03/movies/alfred-kinsey-liberator-or-pervert.html Karen Horney and womb envy: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Karen-Horney#ref669884 Race and Racism in Psychoanalytic Thought: The Ghosts in Our Nursery by Beverly Stoute: https://apsa.org/apsaa-publications/vol51no1-TOC/html/vol51no1_08.xhtml Conversations on Psychoanalysis and Race: Beverly J. Stoute: https://apsa.org/apsaa-publications/vol50no3-TOC/html/vol50no3_03.xhtml Sokhna Fall on Nabokov's Lolita: http://stopauxviolences.blogspot.com/2010/11/article-de-sokhna-fall-sur-lolita-de.html Lolita in the Afterlife (essay collection coming in 2021): https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lolita-in-the-afterlife-jenny-minton-quigley/1137210905 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi: https://azarnafisi.com/book/reading-lolita-in-tehran/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers