Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism (Longman Critical Readers)

Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism (Longman Critical Readers)

Maud Ellmann


This choice of essays presents scholars of literary serious concept with an creation to Freudian equipment of interpretation, and indicates how these equipment were reworked by means of contemporary advancements in French psychoanalysis, fairly through the effect of Jacques Lacan. It explains how classical Freudian feedback tended to target the thematic content material of the literary textual content, while Lacanian feedback makes a speciality of its linguistic constitution, redirecting the reader to the phrases themselves. thoughts and techniques are outlined through tracing the function performed through the drama of Oedipus within the improvement of psychoanalytic idea and feedback. The essays disguise a large established scope and are divided into 3 elements: drama, narrative and poetry. every one is observed via explanatory headnotes giving transparent definitions of advanced phrases.

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