Title

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

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Psychology and Social Science

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

Abstract

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.

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