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COLT 100: Contemporary Literary Criticism and Theory

FALL 2012: Fuechtner  (2)

Culture and Psychoanalysis

This introduction to contemporary literary theory and cultural criticism will focus on the role psychoanalysis plays as a critical tool or reference point for critique.  We will investigate the historical roots and contemporary life of psychoanalytic criticism by reading texts by Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, Butler and Zizek.  These texts also reflect on fundamental questions of cultural analysis such as the question of authorship or the objects of cultural analysis. 

Last Updated: 6/26/12