Through the reading of both theoretical and fictional texts the relationships between Freudian ideas about the unconscious and the reading and criticism of texts will be analysed and addressed. These include considering the way that psychoanalysis has been read as affecting ideas of authorship and biography, and of interpretation. The aims are both to introduce students to a reading of some texts from Freud, and other relevant psychoanalytic theory, and to promote an ability to reflect on critical languages and practices, in order to begin to develop some understanding of the complex relationships between ideas of psychoanalysis and ideas of literary criticism.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: [None]