Quacks, queens, and interpreting dreams : a psychoanalytic literary theory manual for english majors
My thesis investigates the theories·proposed by three popular psychoanalysts-Sigmund Freud, Carl G. Jung, and Jacques Lucan. Their theories are then applied to well-known literary works in the genres of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. I analyze portions of selected writings to serve as literary microcosms that demonstrate a practical application of psychoanalytic literary theory. The conclusion of my application is an interpretation of the selected literature from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. This thesis not only explains and demonstrates the application of the theories, but also presents various methods and precise directions for any college-level English student to use as a supplemental resource for psychoanalytic textual interpretations.
This thesis combines into a single document my studies from all three English degree track options offered at the University of Central Florida-- Technical Documentation, Creative Writing, and Literature. I use first person narration as the voice of my thesis to relate my own experiences as an English major to my audience and to offer. practical solutions tp sp'tcific problems many literary theory students encounter during their studies. Classical and modem literature selections serve as models for my analysis, interpretations, and applications. My research is designed as a "how-to" manual directed towards English majo~s; this format enables me to convert complex theoretical concepts into straightforward e~pressions and easy application guidelines, resulting in a useful and practical psychoana1ytic literary theory guide for college-level literature students.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Nesseler, Jordan A., "Quacks, queens, and interpreting dreams : a psychoanalytic literary theory manual for english majors" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 842.