What you'll learn
- Basic knowledge of Psychoanalysis
- Important concepts and terms
- Skills of psychoanalysis as a mode of literary criticism
- An understanding of using this knowledge in your research
- Some basic knowledge of literary theory required.
It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalysis changed literature. It is only after Freud that we find ourselves in the minds of fictional characters. The entire project of Stream of Consciousness in modern fiction (Woolf, Faulkner, Joyce and others) owes its inception and existence to Psychoanalysis.
This course aims to offer you basic knowledge of psychoanalysis and its use as a tool for literary analysis. (This course will serve you better if you have fist taken my beginners course on Literary Theory). Here are some of the things you will learn after finishing this course:
The basic concepts articulated and theorized by Freud.
Application of Psychoanalysis in understanding literary texts.
Understanding the world around you with a clear understanding of how our psyches play a role in our social behavior.
Please also note that at the bottom of the course syllabus page, I have added additional materials that link to my YouTube channel. These materials are not required for the course but you are likely to expand your knowledge if you spend some time watching these additional video resources.
Besides the video lectures, the course includes textual resources, links to longer and more detailed videos, and links to the resources on my website. I am also open to any suggestions that you might have and would incorporate them as and when I revise this course. So, please feel free to reach out to me
Who this course is for:
- Beginner Level
I am a former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary Studies with twenty years of experience of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at three US research universities.
When you take any of my courses, be assured that the courses contain materials created by an expert!
I have authored several books and also share my educational expertise internationally through webinars, public talks, and through my YouTube Channel on Postcolonialism. I welcome all suggestions for improving the courses. Please never hesitate to contact me!
PhD. in English, Florida State
Masters in English, Belmont University
Bachelors in English, Belmont University
Diploma, Japanese Language, NUML, Pakistan
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Constructing Pakistan, Oxford, 2010.