Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.
Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).
Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.
How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.
Looks at the dynamics of identification, envy, and idealization in fictional narratives by Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as in nonfictional accounts of cross-race relations by white feminists and feminists of color.
Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.
A noted Eliot scholar explores how we become different interpreters of literature as we undergo psychological change.
Offers an interdisciplinary approach to narrative perspective, with essays by leading scholars of literary studies, cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and film and media criticism.
Examines representations of political, psychological, and sexual violence in seven novels by American women.
Explores James Joyce's use of parody and humor in his representation of women, gays, and Irish nationalism, and discusses how his complex attitude toward parody and stereotyping is related to his aesthetic vision.
Demonstrates in painstaking detail and with reference to stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in Hemingway's life and fiction.
Examines the myths and realities of narcissism in the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and explores how Shelley combated what he called “the principle of Self” by embracing the ideals of Christlike self-sacrifice and sisterly love.
Offers a complex analysis of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville's work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and "Billy Budd. "
This book presents a reading of the Nietzschean thought of the eternal return of all things and relates it to Freud's psychoanalysis of the repetition compulsion. Nietzsche's eternal return and Freud's ...
"Every secret of a writer's soul, experience of his life, and quality of his mind is written large in his work. " -- Virginia Woolf
Panken enables us to read this secret language without doing violence ...