Psychoanalytic Criticism

Psychoanalytic Criticism is an approach to Literary Criticism influenced by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, that views a literary work as an expression of the unconscious -- of the individual psyche of its author or of the collective unconscious of a society or of the whole human race.

People of the Movement

Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
Paul Ricour Lacan

Related Movements

Recently Reader-Response Criticism and critics of consciousness have applied the techniques of Psychoanalytic Criticism to their analysis of the experience of reading a work. That is they focus on the psyche of the reader.

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