ISBN 9781405188609,A Concise Companion To Psychoanalysis, Literature And Culture

A Concise Companion To Psychoanalysis, Literature And Culture

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Laura Marcus

Publisher:

John Wiley & Sons

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ISBN 9781405188609
Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781405188609

ISBN-10 140518860X
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

This concise companion explores the history of psychoanalytic theory and its impact on contemporary literary criticism by tracing its movement across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Contains original essays by leading scholars, using a wide range of cultural and historical approaches Discusses key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the role of dreaming, psychosexuality, the unconscious, and the figure of the double, while considering questions of gender, race, asylum and international law, queer theory, time, and memory Spans the fields of psychoanalysis, literature, cultural theory, feminist and gender studies, translation studies, and film. Provides a timely and pertinent assessment of current psychoanalytic methods while also sketching out future directions for theory and interpretation. A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture explores the history of psychoanalytic theory and its impact on contemporary literary and cultural criticism by tracing its movement across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. How and why does Freudian psychoanalysis speak to other cultures, histories, and materialities? This Companion contains original essays by leading scholars using a wide range of historical and cultural approaches to explore this and related questions. The essays discuss key concepts in psychoanalysissuch as the role of dreaming, psychosexuality, the unconscious, and the figure of the doublewhile also considering questions of gender, race, queer theory, time, and memory. They offer readings of various texts and cultural artifacts through the lens of different psychoanalytic theories against a wide range of historical contexts. The coverage takes into account the increasingly international nature of psychoanalytic theory as well as its multidisciplinary character, traversing the fields of literature, critical and cultural theory, feminist and gender studies, translation studies, and film. Taken together, these essays provide a timely and pertinent assessment of current psychoanalytic methods that also sketch out future directions for theory and interpretation.
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