The PSYART Online Forum

PSYART is an online discussion group for the continuous exchange of ideas and information about the psychological study of literature and the arts or about psychoanalysis or psychology generally. With such a forum or LISTSERV, a message posted by any member of the group goes to the whole group. It's a continuing conversation or a bulletin board. The list currently has about 900 subscribers from more than fifty countries.

PSYART began in January 1993. Some of our more memorable discussions have addressed such questions as, What is the relation of mental illness to creativity? What are some fictional representations of disturbed therapists? What are the important books that have confused people about reality (e.g. the romances that mixed up Don Quixote)? What is the relation of cognitive science to the psychoanalytic study of the arts? What are good introductory textbooks in psychoanalysis? Is Lacan at all valid? Does analysis interfere with creativity?

You can subscribe yourself to the PSYART discussion group from this page. There are two ways to do it. Pick the one that best suits your technological talents.

First, you can subscribe automatically by sending email from this page. Your message should consist of one line only:


with nothing in the "subject" line. Naturally, if your name happens not to be Suzy Q. User, substitute your own first name, middle initial, and last name.

You can compose this subscribing message from here and send it from here by your own browser to our LISTSERV:

If you have done this correctly, you will shortly receive a confirmation from the LISTSERV.

Or you can fill in the following form and submit it, and we will subscribe you manually.

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For further information, read the welcome message for new PSYART subscribers, or e-mail to         Norm Holland

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