Title

Repression and Reconciliation: Exploration of Narrative Psyche in The Fall of the House of Usher

Date

5-29-2014 3:00 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 3:15 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Department

Communication Studies

Session Chair

Emily Plec

Session Title

Top Papers in Communication Studies

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Emily Plec

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This discussion examines the possibilities inherent when an author of Edgar Allen Poe’s deep interest in human psychology creates a world where the outward setting echoes the unnamed narrator’s inward psychosis. In The Fall of the House of Usher, the physical House of Usher becomes a mirror of the fracturing psyche of the narrator. This paper provides a close reading of this text in order to reveal this hidden nature of the unconscious connections between setting and character, allowing for a more in depth psychoanalysis of one of Poe’s many unstable minds.

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May 29th, 3:00 PM May 29th, 3:15 PM

Repression and Reconciliation: Exploration of Narrative Psyche in The Fall of the House of Usher

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

This discussion examines the possibilities inherent when an author of Edgar Allen Poe’s deep interest in human psychology creates a world where the outward setting echoes the unnamed narrator’s inward psychosis. In The Fall of the House of Usher, the physical House of Usher becomes a mirror of the fracturing psyche of the narrator. This paper provides a close reading of this text in order to reveal this hidden nature of the unconscious connections between setting and character, allowing for a more in depth psychoanalysis of one of Poe’s many unstable minds.