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Chapter 3 Writing about Character and Motivation: Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the varieties of psychoanalytic literary theories.
  2. Apply a psychoanalytic theory to a literary work.
  3. Engage in the writing process of a peer writer, including peer review.
  4. Review and evaluate a variety of model papers by peer writers.
  5. Draft and revise a psychoanalytic paper on a literary work.