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Criticism and Psychoanalysis

ENGL 327
Spring 2022 not offered
Crosslisting: RL&L 327
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

This course introduces some classical psychoanalytic methods of reading and interpretation, with accent on the four concepts Jacques Lacan identified as foundational: the unconscious, repetition, the transference, and the drive. We will approach psychoanalysis as a style of close reading whose influence on forms of interpretation--especially literary interpretation--has been immeasurable. One central concern will be the capacity of psychoanalysis to enable us to read ourselves reading, to make the interpretive situation itself the object of our analysis. Students with an interest in literary-critical methods will benefit from the course, as will students with an interest in the internal logic of an important body of thought.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode:
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FRST-MN)(FRST)

Last Updated on OCT-03-2023
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