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CS92PROD
Sex and Text in Freud's Vienna
GRST 273
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: GELT 273

The focus in this course will be initially on the foundational texts of psychoanalysis: STUDIES ON HYSTERIA, THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS, and "A Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria (Dora)." We will then investigate the response and resistance, both creative and polemical, to Freud and psychoanalytic theory in the literature and art of the period. We will read major works by Freud's "double," the novelist and playwright Arthur Schnitzler, and by the satirist Karl Kraus, the author of the famous aphorism "Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it purports to be the therapy." The implicit response to Freud's theory of dreams and of the unconscious in the portraits and other paintings of Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele will also be given close consideration. In general, the course will explore how psychoanalysis influenced and participated in the sexual discourses of the period.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA GRST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GRST-MN)(GRST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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