This book is designed to help students learn the basics of psychoanalytic theory and criticism as they have developed in the last hundred years and as they have been put to use in literary and cultural studies. It focuses on Freud’s texts as the core and beginning of the
discipline, while also pointing to the work of other psychoanalysts
and literary and cultural theorists who have refined and developed
Freud’s formulations. The book shows a way to engage with
psychoanalysis that is loyal to Freud and what has come since Freud
in psychoanalytic thinking.
1.Sigmund Freud and the Itinerary of Psychoanalysis
2.Dreams and Psychoanalytic Theory and Criticism
3.Psychoanalysis and Literature
4.Psychoanalytic Criticism in Practice: Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Cask of Amontillado’
5.Psychoanalysis and Culture
A Brief Glossary of Psychoanalytic Terms
Bibliography and Texts for Further Reading
Andrew Slade is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English,University of Dayton, Ohio.