Apr 07, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 29901 - Psychology and Literature

Course Credit: 1
PSYCHOLOGY AND LITERATURE This course will examine the relationship between psychology and literature. What is the psychological experience of reading a novel or short story? How does this ability develop? What role does language play in shaping consciousness and the mind, and how does fiction serve a related function? How does the unconscious (both personal and collective) shape our experience of reading fiction? A further course objective will be to analyze literary works in terms of psychological theories, particularly the works of Freud and Jung. Through textual analysis we will explore the role of literature has in the socialization ofchildren and adults, and the ability of such works to transmit information about interpersonal relationships, morality, and social isolation. Prerequisite(s): PSYC-10000 [HSS]