School of English and Drama

Reading Psychoanalysis Reading Literature

Module code: ESH370

Credits: 30.0
Semester: YEAR

  • Semesters 1 and 2: Monday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: Mr Benjamin Dawson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will introduce students to psychoanalytic ideas and to psychoanalytically informed ways of reading and interpreting texts. Students should not worry if they have read no psychoanalysis before. We will spend a large part of the first weeks on Freud. Other psychoanalytic thinkers to be read might include: CJ Jung, Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein and Frantz Fanon. We will then proceed to a series readings of literary works which either were in dialogue historically, or seem to offer the potential for dialogue, with psychoanalysis.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6