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Reading Freud and Jung (6 points)


Leader: Christiane Weller

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to the theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung, based on a close reading of seminal texts. Key concepts of Freud's psychoanalysis in their historical intellectual context: the unconscious and its role in mental life, sexual theory and the structure of personality, the interpretation of dreams, the critique of civilization and religion. Examination of Jung's understanding of the personal and collective unconscious, dreams, achetypes and symbols, the structure of the psyche, psychological types, modern man and religion. Exploration of the application of psychoanalysis in literature, the arts and social psychology, the logic and limits of psychoanalytic interpretation.

Assessment: Class paper (1000 words): 20% + Essay (2500 words): 60% + Examination (1 hour): 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies or permission

Prohibitions: CLS3030

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