Questions tagged [psychoanalysis]

Questions about psychoanalytic literary criticism, a mode of interpretation that attempts to uncover what goes on in literary works by using methods and concepts developed in psychoanalysis. The two main influences from psychoanalysis are the works of Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) and Jacques Lacan (1901 – 1981). Use this tag for questions about psychoanalytic literary theory or criticism, not for questions requesting a psychoanalytic interpretation.

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How does Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird represent the notion of self-conflict?

I hope to get an answer, if I want to write about this topic. How does Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird represent the notion of self-conflict? I am looking for an answer based on psychoanalytic ...
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How is psychoanalysis relevant to the study of literature?

I've recently seen the term "psychoanalysis" used a few times here on Literature Stack Exchange. Looking it up, I learned that it seems to be more a branch of psychology or philosophy than ...