Posted: September 16th, 2015
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Use Freud’s work as your primary source on Freud’s views. Do not discuss Freud’s views via secondary sources, which should be used for guidance in your reading and for discussion and critique in your essay.
1 Explain Freud’s claim that every dream is the disguised fulfilment of a wish. Is the claim true of all dreams, without exception? How does Freud explain the apparent exceptions? How plausible is his explanation?
2 Explain Freud’s theory of the dream work and examine the criticisms made of it.
There are four prescribed texts for this unit:
Freud, S. 1989, Introductory classes on psychoanalysis, W. W. Norton, New York.
Freud, S. 2002, Civilization and its discontents, Penguin, London.
Lear, J. 2005, Freud, London, Routledge.
Zizek, S. 2007, How to read Lacan, Granta Books, London.
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