COMP 340 Fall 2014 Literature and Psychoanalysis (W)

Cross Listed as ENGL363
The British psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott once wrote: "It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found." This course will explore the many ways in which writing enacts this paradox, examining in the process several main strands of psychoanalytic thought in relation to literature that precedes, accompanies, and follows it in history. Approximately the first two-thirds of the course will involve close readings of theoretical and literary texts, which will be shared in a seminar format. In the latter portion of the course, students will work with each other and with the instructor on analyzing the processes of reading and writing as they produce original psychoanalytic readings of texts of their choice. All readings in English.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: active engagement with the material and with each other, plus two 5-page papers, one 8-page paper, and a symposium presentation
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Prerequisites: one previous course in either COMP or ENGL, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Comparative Literature students
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Divisional Attributes: Division I, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives, ENGL Criticism Courses
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 1351
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COMP 340 - 01 (F) SEM Literature and Psychoanalysis (W) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsWriting Intensive Gail M. Newman
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Hopkins Hall 400 (Rogers Room) 1351
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