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Psychoanalytic Criticism – (Previous Year Questions NET | GATE)

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Which of the following is an essentially Freudian concept ?
(A) Archetype
(B) The Uncanny
(C) The Absurd
(D) The Imaginary
Ans: (B)

The following is a list of key critical terms. Which is the right chronological order of their formulation?

(A) Langue- the unconscious- difference- heresy of paraphrase

(B) The unconscious- langue- heresy of paraphrase- difference

(C) Difference- langue-heresy of paraphrase- the unconscious

(D) Langue- difference- the unconscious- heresy of paraphrase

Ans: (B)

To refer to symbols as Lacanian symbols., to dub self-doubt as Lacanian self-doubt., and to call reflections in a mirror Lacanian reflections is not to read the mind from a perspective informed by Lacan. Nor do parenthetical references to Barthes. hermeneutic code and Foucault’s analysis of sexual discourse constitute an interpretation necessarily different from that of traditional humanist criticism
The author of the passage of objecting to critics who _______________.
(A) try to force a parallel between recent critical approaches and traditional humanist criticism
(B) decoratively apply the names and terminology of recent critical theories without employing the methodology
(C) attempt to reduce the study of literature to a hunt for coded messages and symbols
(D) stubbornly maintain a traditional notation of the role of criticism while refusing to acknowledge new theoretical developments
Ans: (B)

Who among the following proposes that the unconscious comes into being only in language?
(A) Sigmund Freud
(B) Jacques Lacan
(C) Stuart Hall
(D) Paul de Man
Answer: (B)

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