About the identity-structuring function and its consolidation by means of fictional texts

Elsaghe, Yahya (2016). About the identity-structuring function and its consolidation by means of fictional texts. Swiss archives of neurology, psychiatry and psychotherapy, 167(4), pp. 120-124. EMH Media

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How do fictional texts contribute to the development and consolidation of individual and collective identities? What role do they play in cementing particular perceptions, for example of sexual or national identity? How do fictional texts make it possible for such ideas and concepts to be aggregated into whole complexes of identities? With reference to Sigmund Freud’s lecture about “Creative Writers and Day Dreaming”, this article employs such questions to interrogate the most familiar works of two nationally iconic authors, Thomas Mann and Max Frisch.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages

UniBE Contributor:

Elsaghe, Yahya

Subjects:

400 Language > 430 German & related languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 830 German & related literatures

ISSN:

2297-6981

Publisher:

EMH Media

Language:

English

Submitter:

Yahya Elsaghe

Date Deposited:

19 Jul 2016 14:15

Last Modified:

23 Feb 2017 16:30

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.83993

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/83993

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