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400 Level Winter 2018

ENGLISH 426 - STUDIES IN A LITERARY PERIOD


ENGL 426 Lec 01  - "Freud, Lacan, Žižek
Instructor:  David Sigler
Schedule:  Mon/Wed 3:30-4:45

Description:

We’ll read a chain of key texts by Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Žižek, as a way of giving you a solid background in contemporary psychoanalytic theory. The readings raise challenging questions about desire, your mother, the hidden parts of discourse, national and religious belonging, sexuality and perversion, ethics, cruelty, and state politics—sometimes all at once. Students will write one paper about the theory and another applying the theory to a literary text of their choice.