After Oedipus: Shakespeare in Psychoanalysis

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Exploring the dialogue between psychoanalytic and literary discourses, the authors examine the models of plot, character, and ways of reading which each of these discourses has developed in interpreting Shakespeare.

Since Freud's writings on Oedipus and Hamlet, Shakespearean tragedy has been paradigmatic for psychoanalytic theory and criticism. In this ambitious and highly imaginative book, the authors trace the dialogue between psychoanalytic and literary discourses by examining the models of plot, character, and ways of reading which each tradition has developed through its interpretation of Shakespeare.

 

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Contents

Introduction
2
Hamlet Freud and Mourning
11
The Trauerspiel of Criticism
34
Lacan and the Desire of the Mother
60
Hamlets Ursceneca
89
19
120
The Motif of the Three Caskets
145
The Lacanian Thing
163
The Tragedy of Foreclosure
190
Works Cited
248
Index
263
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