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literary uses of the psychoanalytic process

Meredith Anne Skura

literary uses of the psychoanalytic process

by Meredith Anne Skura

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Published by Yale University Press, c1981. in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychoanalysis and literature,
  • Criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementMeredith Anne Skura.. --
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 280 p. ;
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21069330M

      Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism book. Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism. DOI link for Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism. Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism book. By Maud Ellmann. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 14 January .   This book presents several essays from the International Journal of Psychoanalysis that explore overlaps of literary experience and psychoanalytic process.

    Psychoanalytic therapy encompasses an open conversation that aims to uncover ideas and memories long buried in the unconscious mind. Psychoanalysts employ specific techniques. The psychoanalytic literary critic tries to analyze the latent, underlying content of the work, or the “dream thought” hidden in the dream story. Freud used the terms “condensation” and “displacement” to explain the mental processes that result in the disguise of the wishes and fears in dream stories.

    Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of in-depth talk therapy that aims to bring unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and feelings to the conscious mind so that repressed experiences and emotions. A form of literary interpretation that employs the terms of psychoanalysis (the unconscious, repression, the Oedipus complex, etc.) in order to illuminate aspects of literature in its connection with conflicting psychological states. The beginnings of this modern tradition are found in Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams (), which provides a method of interpreting apparently unimportant.


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Literary Use of the Psychoanalytic Process book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(2). In this densely written, carefully conceived and generally impressive book, Dr.

Skura delineates the various ways in which psychoanalytic thinking has been and can be used in the service of literary criticism. In doing so, she elaborates, extends, and comments on the work of her many predecessors and peers in the field-Trilling, Burke, Holland, Habermas, Derrida among them-as.

Overview. The object of psychoanalytic literary criticism, at its very simplest, can be the psychoanalysis of the author or of a particularly interesting character in a given work. The criticism is similar to psychoanalysis itself, closely following the analytic interpretive process discussed in Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams and other works.

Critics may view the fictional characters. Psychoanalytic criticism builds on Freudian theories of psychology. While we don't have the room here to discuss all of Freud's work, a general overview is necessary to explain psychoanalytic literary criticism.

The Unconscious, the Desires, and the Defenses. “If Freud turns to literature to describe traumatic experience, it is because literature, like psychoanalysis, is interested in the complex relation between knowing and not knowing, and it is at this specific point at which knowing and not knowing intersect that the psychoanalytic theory of traumatic experience and the language of literature meet.”.

A psychoanalytic criticism argues that an author's unconscious desires and anxieties can be found in literary texts. Ultimately, any type of literature (from poetry to prose) acts as a manifestation of an author's internal desires and thoughts.

There are three popular approaches used in this criticism. In the process of explaining literature psychoanalysis has been used and in the process literature has been used as a source for psychoanalytic conceptions.

We noticed that literary criticism has used psychoanalysis theory to interpret literature and literature has also attempted to exploit and use psychoanalysis for creative purposes.

Because psychoanalytic therapy is so personal, the relationship between the therapist and the patient is an important part of the treatment process. Exploring the patient's fantasy life. Where other therapies are often highly structured and goal-oriented, psychoanalytic therapy allows the patient to explore freely.

Psychoanalytic Therapy and Theory The basic postulate of psychoanalysis, the concept of a dynamic unconscious mind, grew out of Freud's observation that the physical symptoms of hysterical patients tended to disappear after apparently forgotten material was made conscious (see hysteria).

Contemporary psychoanalytic thinking about the interdependence of subjectivity and intersubjectivity has reenvisioned the analytic process, and with it the very nature of creative and engaged psychoanalytic listening. Yet few systematic writings on psychoanalytic listening or technique provide comprehensive instruction that would prepare the analyst for the kind of analytic listening.

The literary use of the psychoanalytic process Add library to Favorites Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. The book offers an introduction both to classic literature (Poe, Proust, Sartre, Semprún, Pessoa, Agnon and more) and to the major psychoanalytic concepts that can be used in reading it – all described and widely explained before being used as tools for interpreting the literary illustrations.

The book. This book, aimed at students, offers a simple overview of more traditional approaches to literary criticism, beginning with definitions of common literary elements like setting, plot, and character. The rest of the book is devoted to the most influential schools of literary criticism, including psychological and feminist approaches.

Freudian Literary Criticism Freudian critics try to understand how the operations of repression structure or inform the work. They pay close attention to unconscious motives and feelings, whether these be those of the author, or of the characters depicted in the work.

They demonstrate the presence in the literary work of classic psychoanalytic. The three domains of psychoanalysis, literature, and literary criticism (or literary theory) intertwine and seek to use each other in distinctive ways.

Psychoanalysis has occasionally sought to explain literature but far more often uses literature as a source or exemplar for psychoanalytic conceptions themselves.

The only way you can know a book is through a mind. You can only know a book--you can only know a work of art of any kind--through some human process of perception, through your own mind or through some other person's telling you about the book or the painting.

Hidden patterns: Studies in psychoanalytic literary criticism. New York. Stylistics is a branch of applied linguistics concerned with the study of style in texts, especially, but not exclusively, in literary works.

Also called literary linguistics, stylistics focuses on the figures, tropes, and other rhetorical devices used to provide variety and. This book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as professors and graduate students studying psychoanalysis and literature.

It will also appeal to literary scholars and those teaching and practicing in the field of narrative s: 2. Psychoanalytic criticism adopts the methods of "reading" employed by Freud and later theorists to interpret texts.

It argues that literary texts, like dreams, express the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of the author, that a literary work is a manifestation of the author's own neuroses. Key Concepts in Psychoanalytic Literary Theory If literary theory helps readers think about what literary texts do, psychoanalytic theory focuses on why characters in texts do what they do.

Psychoanalytic theories focus on the individual character and person, whereas many other theories (feminism, post-colonial. : Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism (Longman Critical Readers) (): Ellmann, Maud: BooksReviews: 1.God’s Exiles and English Verse: On the Exeter Anthology of Old English D.

Niles. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, Pp. xvi+process of reading a text. The critic attempts to read the reader by exploring how reader’s expectations and assumptions are met or not met.

Reader-response critics believe that readers create rather than discover meaning and that a literary work evolves as a reader processes characters, plots, images, and other elements while reading.

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