EN 633 Advanced Topic Seminar: Psychoanalysis and Literature as Dreams, Phobias and the Uncanny (Fall: 3)
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.
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