Graduate seminars

Spring 2018

Course/Professor Day/Time/Location Description

GER 623/723/ENGL 785

From Freud to Lacan: Psychoanalysis in Literary, Visual, and Sexuality Studies


TBA Each session is devoted to introducing a particular Freudian or Lacanian theory such as the uncanny, voyeurism, fetishism, melancholia, masochism, the imaginary, Symbolic, and the Real. Each concept is examined in the light of how it can be adapted in visual, sexuality, feminist, and literary studies. The goal is to insure sufficient familiarity with these theories so that students are at ease in deploying them richly in their own readings of literary and visual texts.