Date of Award
UG Dissertation (Restricted)
Prof. Eric Neil STRAND
Kafka’s oeuvre is a kaleidoscope. It can be read politically, theologically or psychologically. However, the psychoanalytic criticism in Kafka scholarship has gone outmoded that it fails to do justice to Kafka’s works because of its overtly emphasis on the biographical details or Oedipus Complex. In this paper, I am trying to rebut against the traditional Freudian reading and also the Jameson reading with reference to the Metamorphosis. Instead, I propose that one should read not just the content but the form of the Metamorphosis in the style of Lacanian theory.
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Chan, K. T. (2020). The metamorphosis: Competing spaces of psychoanalytic criticism (UG dissertation, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/eng_fyp/78