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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


COLT 66.01 What is Psychoanalysis?

This course aims to explore the relationship between literature and the theoretical and clinical writings of psychoanalysis. Through readings representing a range of psychoana­lytic and literary traditions, we will examine the connections that can be made between psy­chic structures and literary structures, between the language of the mind and the emotions and the language of the literary, cultural or cinematic text. What is the relationship between “literary” works and the theoretical and clinical writings of psychoanalysis? How do they inform one another? This large question will be examined through readings of essays and case histories by theorists such as Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, Butler,  Phillips, Bersani and Zizek. The course will focus on the theme of the family romance and its relationship to the question of gender in works by authors such as Sophocles, Shakespeare, Montaigne, Kafka, Woolf, Mann, Proust, Duras, and Almadovar.

Instructor

Kritzman

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or LIT; WCult:W

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Offered

17F: 2A