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Psychoanalytical Crtitical Theory

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Psychoanalytical Critical Theory
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
Pop Culture Narrative
-Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung were the leading researchers and developers of psychoanalysis
-Freud start his studies in 1881
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
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
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
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