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    ENG 367LEC - Psychoanalysis & Culture
    Psychoanalysis & Culture SMI Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23209   Enrollment Capacity:   35
    Section:   SMI   Enrollment Total:   31
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   4
    Dates:   01/28/2019 - 05/10/2019   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   T R , 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
    Room:   Park 250 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
      Course Description
    Introduction to texts, concepts, and debates in the tradition of Freudian psychoanalysis. Special emphasis upon the application of psychoanalysis within non-clinical fields (literature, linguistics, law, history, politics, religion, sociology, anthropology, economics, mathematics). For example: Steven Miller: Freud, Literature, and Society This course will provide students with an intensive introduction to the work of Sigmund Freud through detailed reading of his texts that examine the social bond and its origins. Freud developed psychoanalysis as a medical treatment for patients suffering from mental disorders, but he quickly realized that these disorders are as much social as they are biological; and that psychoanalysis promised to provide new insights about the hitherto unsuspected bases of society, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. After establishing the basics of psychoanalytic theory and practice, our discussions will revolve primarily around the texts where Freud examines the origins of human society and, further, where he considers the role of literature in society. For example: Prof. R. Feero, The Freud Effect This course explores how things are different after Freud: we live in a whole new climate of opinion. Or, as Foucault has argued, Freud himself has become a `founder of discursivity who is not just the `author of his books but has `established an endless possibility of discourse (Davis and Schleifer). Our major goal will be to check the weather by closely reading several of Freud major texts, watching him work with an eye toward the sense of complexity or multiplicity that he articulates, his notion of multiple causes for single effects and multiple meanings for seemingly singular texts. Our second goal will be to read this effect as it bears on literature and criticism with an emphasis on the new ways of reading that Freudian discourse makes possible that is, ways of putting his work to work.
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