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3: Writing about Character and Motivation - Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism
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- Understand the varieties of psychoanalytic literary theories.
- Apply a psychoanalytic theory to a literary work.
- Engage in the writing process of a peer writer, including peer review.
- Review and evaluate a variety of model papers by peer writers.
- Draft and revise a psychoanalytic paper on a literary work.
- 3.1: Literary Snapshot: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
- 3.2: Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: An Overview
- 3.3: Focus on Sigmund Freud (1856–1939): Unconscious Repressed Desire
- 3.4: Focus on Jacques Lacan (1901–81): Repressed Desire and the Limits of Language
- 3.5: Focus on Carl Jung (1875–1961) - The Archetypal Collective Unconsciousness
- 3.6: Reading Keats’s “Urn” through the Psychoanalytic Lens
- 3.7: Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism: A Process Approach
- 3.8: Student Writers at Work: Jenn Nemec’s Jungian Psychoanalytic Reading of “The Birthmark,” Susan Moore’s Freudian Reading of “The Birthmark,” and Sarah David’s Lacanian Reading of “The Birthmark”
- 3.9: Student Sample Paper: Susan Moore’s “The Desire for Perfection in Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark’”
- 3.10: Student Sample Paper: Sarah David’s “A Lacanian Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark’”
- 3.11: End-of-Chapter Assessment
- 3.12: Suggestions for Further Reading