The course focuses on the critical evaluation of
the impact of psychoanalytic discourses on
literature and literary studies and vice versa.
Basic concepts of psychoanalytic theory and
criticism will be covered with reference to the writings
of Freud and Lacan, as well as to the later interventions
by such theorists as Derrida, Zizek, Deleuze and Guattari.
Students will be encouraged to develop their skills in the
textual analysis of a range of literary and psychoanalytic
works, considering them as distinct ways of talking about
desire, fantasy, memory, madness, and the unconscious.