This concise companion explores the history of psychoanalytic theory and its impact on contemporary literary criticism by tracing its movement across disciplinary and cultural boundaries.
- Contains original essays by leading scholars, using a wide range of cultural and historical approaches
- Discusses key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the role of dreaming, psychosexuality, the unconscious, and the figure of the double, while considering questions of gender, race, asylum and international law, queer theory, time, and memory
- Spans the fields of psychoanalysis, literature, cultural theory, feminist and gender studies, translation studies, and film.
- Provides a timely and pertinent assessment of current psychoanalytic methods while also sketching out future directions for theory and interpretation