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Theory 3: The Unconscious

General reading on literary theory

Barry, Peter, Beginning Theory: an introduction to literary and cultural theory (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009)

Bennett, Andrew and Nicholas Royle, Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory (Harlow: Prentice Hall, 1995; second edition 1999)

Cuddon, J A, Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (London: Penguin, 1998)

Rappaport, Herman, The literary theory toolkit [electronic resource] : a compendium of concepts and methods (Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Available via the library catalogue.

Further reading on The Unconscious

L. Bersani, A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1976).

M. Bowie, ‘Jacques Lacan’ ,in J. Sturrock (ed.), Structuralism and Since: From Lévi-Strauss to Derrida (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979).

-----, Psychoanalysis and the Future of Theory (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993).

T. Eagleton, ‘Psychoanalysis’ (chapter 5), Literary Theory: An Introduction (Oxford: Blackwell, 1983). Available as an electronic extract here.

S. Freud, Art and Literature (London: Penguin, 1988).

G. Hartman (ed.), Psychoanalysis and the Question of the Text (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1979).

S. Rimmon-Kenan (ed.), Discourse in Psychoanalysis and Literature (London: Routledge, 1987).

E. Wright, Psychoanalytic Criticism. Theory in Practice (London: Methuen, 1984).

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