The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Psychoanalysis

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Vera J. Camden
Cambridge University Press, Dec 16, 2021 - Literary Criticism - 300 pages
The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Psychoanalysis explains the link between literature and psychoanalysis for students, critics and teachers. It offers a twenty-first century resource for defining and analyzing the psychoanalytic dimensions of human creativity in contemporary society. Essays provide critical perspectives on selected canonical authors, such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin It also offers analysis of contemporary literature of social, sexual and political turmoil, as well as newer forms such as film, graphic narrative, and autofiction. Divided into five sections, each offering the reader different subject areas to explore, this volume shows how psychoanalytic approaches to literature can provide valuable methods of interpretation. It will be a key resource for students, teachers and researchers in the field of literature and psychoanalysis as well as literary theory.
 

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Contents

Literature and Psychoanalysis
1
parti in history
11
Varieties of Psychoanalytic Experience
21
Shakespeare Freud and the Story of Psychoanalysis
41
Rivalry and the Favorite Child in Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice
54
Virginia Woolf and Julia
73
Slave Motherhood and The Disrupted
90
Psychoanalysis
109
The Uses of Literature and Psychoanalysis in Contemporary
168
Comics and Psychoanalysis in the Visual Field
189
Spotlighting the Dialogue
206
Andrea Arnold and Donald
223
Why Literature? Why Psychoanalysis? jeremy tambling
239
Beyond the Fragmented Subject
256
Bad Feelings in Giovannis Room
275
Animal Figures
289

Pain and the Gaze of Narrative
128
Bruce Chatwins Utz
145

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Vera Camden is Professor of English at Kent State University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. She is also the Training and Supervising Analyst at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and Geographic Rule Supervising Analyst for the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education of the NYU Medical School. She is Associate Editor of American Imago and American Editor of the Journal of Graphic Narrative and Comics.

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