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Psychoanalytical Crtitical Theory

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Transcript of Psychoanalytical Crtitical Theory

Psychoanalytical Critical Theory
Definition:
deals with the nature of the unconscious mind, human behavior, and motivation
Two Uses of Psychoanalysis:
literary criticism
treatment of psychological diseases

Current Voices
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
Psychoanalytical Critical
Theory
Background
Pop Culture Narrative
-Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung were the leading researchers and developers of psychoanalysis
-Freud start his studies in 1881
Demonstrations
Alice in Wonderland
Bones - Dr. Lance Sweets
The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gillman
-Austrian Neurologist
- late 19th and early 20th century
Id, Ego, Superego
Id: impulsive, all about me(newborn child)
Ego: follow the rules that have been taught to us
Super-ego: fully developed; reflect on themselves and the world around them
Rorschach Inkblot Test
Freud's Modules
I. Psychosexual development
II. The Unconsious
III. Repression
IV. Neuroses
V. Transference & Trauma
unintentionally adding or saying a word when speaking
Said to reveal underlying thoughts
Freudian Slip
rock, paper, scissors
word association test
http://www.similarminds.com/word/
ink blot

Elias Mallet da Rocha Barros:
Born 1946
Leading Psychoanalyst in Brazil
Sigourney Award
-Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
-Founded analytical psychology
-late 19th and early 20th century
Freud Quotes
"the interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind"

"A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world"

"the voice of intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing"
Carl Jung Quotes
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes"
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understand ourselves"

Analyzing Literature
- You can use psychoanalysis to analyze
- a novel as a whole
- a specific character in a book
- the author of the prose
Ron Britton:
First a Doctor (Child psychiatrist)
Belief and Imagination
Sex, Death, and the Superego
Oedipus Complex
internal triangle
Example:
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don't cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis
FIN
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