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ENGL 4394 Psychoanalysis and Literature (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In this course we will explore the intersection of psychoanalysis and literature by studying both psychoanalytic approaches to narrative fiction and the use of narrative techniques in theoretical and clinical psychoanalytic material. Our primary readings will include texts by Freud and Lacan as well as several literary works they discuss in detail. Secondary criticism responding to their work will bring us into contact with a wider range of psychoanalytic and other theoretical approaches as we explore a range of issues in dream interpretation, case studies, literary interpretation, and art criticism.


Instructor(s): Robin Lydenberg

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 08-Apr-16