Professor, English, Comparative Literature, and Medieval Studies

Aranye Fradenburg holds a Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis from the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, and practices psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and taught at Dartmouth College before moving to UCSB, where she founded the English Department’s specialization in “Literature and the Mind.” Her particular interests are psychoanalytic theory and practice, interdisciplinary study of the mind and the environment, biopoetics, and English and Scottish medieval literature.  She has edited two essay collections, Women and Sovereignty and, Premodern Sexualities.  She  is the author of City, Marriage Tournament: Arts of Rule in Late Medieval Scotland; Sacrifice Your Love: Psychoanalysis, Historicism, Chaucer; Staying Alive:  A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts and many articles on a variety of topics from medieval literature to cognitive literary studies and psychoanalytic technique.  Her work is the topic of Still Thriving, edited by Eileen A. Joy.  She is on the editorial board of several journals and a reviewer for theInternational Journal of Psychoanalysis. 

Select EHC Courses: Feeling, Place, and Expression and Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory: Ecology and Psychology