Questions tagged [sigmund-freud]

Questions related to the works of the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), founder of psychoanalysis. Freud's relevance to literature is based on the application of psychoanalytic methods to literature, especially in what is known as psychoanalytic literary criticism.

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Why are Freud and Lacan still seen as important to literary criticism when their theories are discredited?

Literary theory talks broadly about three sources of text: texts themselves, the social context and the author's psyche. In the latter aspect, the ideas of psychiatrists Sigmund Freud and Jacques ...
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