Dynamic Psychology in Modernist British Fiction

  • Authors
  • George M. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. George M. Johnson
    Pages 1-15
  3. George M. Johnson
    Pages 16-44
  4. George M. Johnson
    Pages 45-68
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-240

About this book


Dynamic Psychology in Modernist British Fiction argues that literary critics have tended to distort the impact of pre-Freudian psychological discourses, including psychical research, on Modern British Fiction. Psychoanalysis has received undue attention over a more typical British eclecticism, embraced by now-forgotten figures including Frederic Myers and William McDougall. This project focuses on the Edwardian novelists most fully engaged by dynamic psychology, May Sinclair, and J.D. Beresford, but also reconsiders Arnold Bennett and D.H. Lawrence. The book concludes by demonstrating Woolf's subtle assimilation of pre-Freudian discourse.


David Herbert Lawrence English literature fiction Great Britain Hysteria psyche psychoanalysis psychology realism Research in English and American Literature Romanticism The Unconscious Virginia Woolf William McDougall

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