Psychoanalytic Theory

Disclaimer

Psychoanalytic thought is an area in which imaginatively I do not feel at home, and I am not particularly confident that I have it right. So please read any of the following pages with even more grains of salt than usual. Thanks. J. Lye

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Psychoanalysis and Literature   Some suggestions as to the potential contributions of psychoanalytic thought to the study of literature.

Terms and concepts  Some major terms and concepts of Freudian and, particulary, Lacanian theory.

 "A Counterblast in the War on Freud: the Shrink Is In"   an article by Jonthan Lear in The New Republic, Dec. 25, 1995; a Freud-friendly introduction to the recent conflicts over Freud; posted on the Phil-Lit listserv.