Argues that the way in which Marlow is presented, ensures that Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” is vulnerable as a text that ostensibly helps justify the maintenance of separate spheres between men and women; argues that Marlow’s successful agency is more about his being craftily evasive, a man who doesn’t impose but dodges.
Explores how Henry James’s “The Beast in the Jungle” reads exactly as the sort of clinging back to a projected mother-figure, after freedom began to spell feelings of abandonment that psychically were proving increasingly intolerable, that object relations therapists finds in patients. Delineates how much of the story amounts to a tussle between…[Read more]
Exploration of how “Silas Marner” is George Eliot’s means to distinguish herself from those who are truly guilty of abandoning parental mores… ancestors, parents, themselves. An argument is made that the reason for the text is as provision for the author to temporarily relieve herself of guilt.
Patrick McEvoy-Halston deposited Draining the Amazons’ Swamp: Elizabeth Gaskell braves her terrors for freedom in the group TC Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature on MLA Commons 1 week, 3 days ago
Exploration of how Elizabeth Gaskell uses her textual creation, “Cranford,” to insert a male “bomb” into specifically delineated memories of her pre-adult life, thereby effecting displaced matricide.
Analysis of how Jo creates her own femininity, apart from her mother’s, through effectively earning the trust and interest of increasingly impressive paternal imagos.
Full collection of essays written during my undergraduate and graduate studies in literature.
Melinda Robb started the topic CFP: Kristeva Circle Conference: Trajectories of Psychoanalysis in the discussion TC Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature on MLA Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
Call for Papers
The Kristeva Circle, October 3-5, 2019
Trajectories of Psychoanalysis
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Hosts: Noëlle McAfee and Emory University’s
Psychoanalytic Studies Program
Emanuela Bianchi, New York University Department of Comparative Literature
Jill Gentile, New York University Postdoctoral Program in…[Read more]
Nathan Gorelick started the topic Nomination to Forum Executive Committee — Candidate Statement in the discussion TC Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature on MLA Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
Dear members of the Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature,
I am writing to request your support for my nomination to the forum’s Executive Committee. If elected, I would join the committee after the 2019 convention in January.
For three years (2016-2018), I served as the forum’s representative to the MLA Delegate Assembly, which…[Read more]
Abstract: This article evaluates the application of dominant institutional discourses, such as psychoanalysis, in the interpretation of literary fiction. I take up the case of Jean Rhys and her 1929 novel _Quartet_. Both author and novel have been analyzed through the concept of masochism, as creating masochistic characters or a masochistic…[Read more]
Would anyone be interested in a session on Franz Kafka, a Romantic? — If a deeper reading of F.K. is of interest, please contact me and I will attempt to arrange such a session.
Dear members of the Psychology,Psychoanalysis, and Literature group, you may be interested in the following call for papers.
Call for Papers
The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 24-27, 2018.
Panel One: Open Topic…[Read more]
Dear Members of the Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Literature Group, you may be interested in the following Call for Papers
The International Theodore Dreiser Society will sponsor two panels at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 25-28, 2017.
Panel One: Open Topic
Papers are invited on any topic concerning…[Read more]
Carol Zuses started the topic Governance News: Suggestions Needed for Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Psychological Approaches to Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 3 months ago
The current Delegate Assembly representative for this forum has a term that will expire in January 2018. An election for a new delegate must therefore be held in the fall of 2017. The forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2017 convention in Philadelphia. Though the e…[Read more]
David Rodriguez started the topic CFP – 2017 Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities @ Stony Brook University in the discussion Psychological Approaches to Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 3 months ago
Call for Proposals
(due – 9 January 2017)
The fifth annual conference of the Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities, to be held at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York, aims to bring together a wide array of papers from the cognitive sciences, philosophy, literary studies, linguistics, cultural…[Read more]
Dickens, in his infatuation with the orphan, anticipates Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, which argues against interpreting everyone’s life experience in terms of the Oedipal conflict’s family drama.
Victor Ochoa replied to the topic CFP: Morality, Moral Philosophy, and the Humanities in the Age of Neuroscience in the discussion Psychological Approaches to Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 10 months ago
I shall be delighted to submit a proposal for your conference, Professor Bracher. It is an honor to meet you, as it were, as I am quite taken by your book Lacan, Discourse, and Social Change: A Psychoanalytic Cultural Critique. Victor
Unlike his earlier novels, J.M. Coetzee’s The Master of Petersburg, has not received the attention that it deserves from the critics. The novel, which is set in Russia not only draws on real aspects of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s life but also on certain events in the Russian author’s novels, specifically The Devils. Coetzee’s Dostoevsky is an aging a…[Read more]
Call for Proposals: Sixth Biennial Conference for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture ASAC 2016: Building Communities, Changing Discourses
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown Hotel, 27-29 October 2016
Proposal deadline April 1 2016
Keynote speakers: Lorraine Dusky, Margaret Jacobs, and Deann Borshay Liem, introducing her…[Read more]
Examiner/examined, analyst/analysand, subject/object, sane/mad, science/art: the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature appears to conform to this binary logic, with the first term in each set clearly privileged over the second. The realm of the literary is populated with an impressive assortment of mad characters and mad authors:…[Read more]
Mark Bracher started the topic CFP: Morality, Moral Philosophy, and the Humanities in the Age of Neuroscience in the discussion Psychological Approaches to Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature Colleagues,
Anthropology and Literature Colleagues,
An international conference, Morality, Moral Philosophy, and the Humanities in the Age of Neuroscience, will be held at Kent State University, Kent, OH, November 17-20, 2016. Sponsored by KSU’s Neurocognitive Research Program for the Advancement of…[Read more]
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