Re Norman Holand's posting
1) there is no homosexual kiss in Philadelphia. Even if you would retreat
into the scientism of spectator responce studies, you should know what is
in a film.
2)Why shoul any one believe that the message, the sender and the reciever
are three indipendant beings? Why should we remain in an already vitiated
communications paradigm?
3)Its not only Fred Crews who thinks that psychoanalysis is not
"testable," their are also us folks who think that it is not a positivism,
that it takes place in the register of the experience rather than that of
the experiment. Furthermore there is the question of which protocols of
reading apply to Freud's texts and what their claims acctually are.