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ERIC Number: EJ1117042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
"A Long-Legged Fly upon the Stream": Poetry, Memory and the Unconscious
Bayley, Nicholas
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v23 n4 p387-395 2016
In this paper I introduce some concepts from psychoanalysis, a poem, a clinical vignette and a personal anecdote. I am asking what light the knowledge of unconscious processes can throw on the memorisation of poems and therefore what use to the individual can be derived from learning poems by heart. A version of the paper was first given at the Poetry, Memory and Performance conference at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, in March 2015.
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Language: English
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