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A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture

Edited by: Laura Marcus and Ankhi Mukherjee
eISBN: 9781405188609
Print publication date: 2014

Subject Literature

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405188609.2014.x

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A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture

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? The Concise 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 psychoanalysis – such as the role of dreaming, psychosexuality, the unconscious, and the figure of the double – while 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 multi-disciplinary 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 sketches out future directions for theory and interpretation.

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Marcus, Laura and Ankhi Mukherjee (eds). A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture. Blackwell Publishing, 2014. Blackwell Reference Online. 25 June 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405188609_9781405188609>

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