An introduction to the literary analysis of love medicine

Byin "Mourning and Melancholia", he suggested that certain depressions were caused by turning guilt-ridden anger on the self.


Who is the agent in discourse theory? The adaptive paradigm interprets psychic conflict primarily in terms of conscious and unconscious adaptation to reality. Ask students to re-write the scene.

The analyst might also explore the identifications with parents and others that led to the guilt. The internet brings you instant access to many works of literature. This sort of lesson plan works well for extracts from stories, poems or extracts from plays.

Accessed 20 May Culturalist psychoanalysts Some psychoanalysts have been labeled culturalist, because of the prominence they attributed culture in the genesis of behavior. How much cultural or literary background do the learners need to be able to deal with the tasks?

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The purpose of this article is to look at some of the issues and ways in which literature can be exploited in the classroom. Still using an energic system, Freud characterized the difference between energy directed at the self versus energy directed at others, called cathexis.

Send Nicole a message. There are six "points of view", five described by Freud and a sixth added by Hartmann. Is the text too difficult? However, the immediate difficulty with vocabulary in a text might not be an obstacle to its comprehension.

Simon is very happy to be part of The Muse family. Freud noted that inhibition is one method that the mind may utilize to interfere with any of these functions in order to avoid painful emotions.

Robert Langs The "adaptive paradigm of psychotherapy" develops out of the work of Robert Langs. Asking learners to examine sophisticated or non standard examples of language which can occur in literary texts makes them more aware of the norms of language use Widdowson, quoted by Lazar When you cite an online source, the MLA Handbook recommends including a date of access on which you accessed the material, since an online work may change or move at any time.

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Yet others are interested mainly in the socio-economic realities that discourse shapes: Another text-based approach is called political discourse analysis, and has been championed by Paul Chilton How do I choose material?

Foucault, to put it simply, was convinced that the world we live in is structured by knowledge, or in other words: In addition there was burgeoning interest in child psychoanalysis. During adolescence, Erik Erikson —s described the "identity crisis", that involves identity-diffusion anxiety.

It is good to expose learners to this source of unmodified language in the classroom because they skills they acquire in dealing with difficult or unknown language can be used outside the class. He found the stage from about three to six years of age preschool years, today called the "first genital stage" to be filled with fantasies of having romantic relationships with both parents.

How the Mind Shields Itself. Group therapy and play therapy[ edit ] Although single-client sessions remain the norm, psychoanalytic theory has been used to develop other types of psychological treatment.

The personal growth model is also a process-based approach and tries to be more learner-centred. Ritvo, Beatrice Beebe, Frank M. A single discourse analysis will not reveal how all of these processes work. Then they read it out loud. Self psychology[ edit ] Self psychology emphasizes the development of a stable and integrated sense of self through empathic contacts with other humans, primary significant others conceived of as "selfobjects".

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Potential problems Problem 1: Another way of checking comprehension is to ask students to explain to each other in pairs what they have understood. Theories[ edit ] The predominant psychoanalytic theories can be organised into several theoretical schools. Social practices, for instance, may include communication elements, and may produce discursive statements, but they are not in and of themselves discourse.With nearly 50 years of distinguished publishing in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Ashgate complements Routledge’s commitment to support academic research and scholarly publishing.

Don’t be fooled by the playful pink cover—this book is not for the faint of heart. Ranging from Indian folktales of vagina dentata to the surprising popularity of vaginas in postmodern art, Rees’ book is a whirlwind tour of the literary and cultural history of the treatment (and mistreatment) of female genitalia.

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An Introduction to the Field. Studying political communication can be difficult, particularly since such studies cut across various different disciplines and many different schools of thought.

[The Mother of All Questions] Rebecca Solnit examines how women have been silenced and the changes occurring within the feminist movement today.

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An introduction to the literary analysis of love medicine
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