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Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism

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Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism by Maud Ellmann
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This collection of essays aims to introduce undergraduate students to Freudian methods of interpretation and to show how these methods have been transformed by recent developments in French psychoanalysis, particularly by the influence of Jacques Lacan. This reader combines an explanatory introduction with examples of the literary criticism which has emerged from the conjunction between psychoanalysis and post-structuralism. It defines concepts and methods by tracing the role the story of Oedipus has played in the development of psychoanalytic theory and criticism; the essays themselves are divided into three section - drama, narrative and poetry - and aim to give students a wide perspective on current directions in psychoanalytic criticism.

Author Biography

Maud Ellman is Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English, in the Department of English, University of Chicago, USA.
Release date NZ
November 21st, 1994
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Longman
Pages
256
Dimensions
138x214x10
ISBN-13
9780582083479
Product ID
2183215

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