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L'Après-Œdipe: the future of psychoanalytic criticism in an era of cognitive and evolutionary psychology

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This article examines the use in literary analysis of competing understandings of human psychology emerging from psychoanalysis, cognitive science and evolutionary theory. The validity of each as a model of human nature and as a tool for interpreting literary representations is considered. From this analysis, a case is made for a pluralist approach in the arts, demonstrating that, despite the mutual antipathy with which psychoanalytic and cognitive critics sometimes regard each other, there i...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3828/AJFS.2018.21

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Journal:
Australian Journal of French Studies More from this journal
Volume:
55
Issue:
3
Pages:
237–247
Publication date:
2018-12-12
Acceptance date:
2016-11-18
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EISSN:
2046-2913
ISSN:
0004-9468
Language:
English
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pubs:660481
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uuid:feb23be3-afdc-4ffb-969a-3c1917fae85d
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pubs:660481
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660481
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2016-11-21

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