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Title: Nightmares in the sunlight: Psychoanalysis in Stephen King's gothic
Authors: WANG XIU
Keywords: psychoanalysis, gothic, horror, Stephene King, castration complex, unconscious
Issue Date: 13-Sep-2004
Source: WANG XIU (2004-09-13). Nightmares in the sunlight: Psychoanalysis in Stephen King's gothic. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis is a psychoanalytic study of Stephen Kinga??s contemporary gothic literature. The two purposes of the study are first, to examine the psychoanalytic content in Kinga??s text, and second, to demonstrate how the Gothic Genre can be studied applying Freudian and Lacanian theories.The subject of this study, the gothic works of Stephen King, is doubtlessly a barometer of contemporary anxieties of the individual and its culture. Inspired and nourished by previous great works in this genre, Kinga??s horror eventually leads us to the recognition of the repressed. However, only with the help of psychoanalytic theories can we discover the signifiers barred and denied through the threatening veil of the gothic. This investigation demonstrates psychoanalytic criticism on contemporary gothic horror. The methodology of the study should inspire future researches in similar field.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14223
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