The healing space : intersubjectivity, gender & bibliotherapy in Winnie-the-Pooh, The house at Pooh Corner, The wind in the willows and Peter Pan
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Psychology and Social Science
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
This thesis carries out a detailed analysis of three examples of canonical English children's fantasy literature using Jesslca Benjamin's psychoanalytic feminism as a 'theoretical framework. , Applied to close readings of chosen texts, Benjamln's concepts offer Important Inslghts Into understandlrig childhood development, relationship dynamics and gender issues. Furthermore, Benjamln's Intersubjective,theory has Implications for litarary uses of psychoanalysis, and for using books as therapeutic mediums In the practice of bibliotherapy.
Walsh, Anna-Claire, "The healing space : intersubjectivity, gender & bibliotherapy in Winnie-the-Pooh, The house at Pooh Corner, The wind in the willows and Peter Pan" (2006). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 348.