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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Johnson, Scott
URN etd-07282008-135409
Title Systemic concepts in literature and art
Degree PhD
Department Family and Child Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Keller, James F. Committee Chair
Lichtman, Marilyn V. Committee Member
Lipton, Aaron Committee Member
Maxwell, Joseph W. Committee Member
Protinsky, Howard O. Jr. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Psychoanalysis and literature.
Date of Defense 1991-04-05
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The examination of literature and art has been one of psychotherapy's most powerful ways of explicating its theories and disseminating its concepts. In this study, I have explored various concepts of family psychotherapy by applying them to three works of imaginative literature, and one work of sculpture: Luigi Pirandello's play, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Franz Kafka's novella, The Metamorphosis, Robinson Jeffers' poem, "The Purse-Seine," and the ancient Roman sculpture, the Laocoon.

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