D.H. Lawrence, Psychology, and Character Construction
D.H. Lawrence made many scattered remarks about psychology throughout his letters and critical works, and, indeed, he wrote two volumes directly addressing the topic, Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious. His evolving conceptions the ego, particularly, were often made in relation to the construction of literary characters, whether his own or those of other authors. This panel seeks papers that use Lawrence’s psychological speculations to understand his own construction of literary character, or that, alternatively, trace his method of character construction in order to shed light on his psychology. This panel is for the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Chicago November 4-7, 2021.
Please e-mail 300 word abstracts to Charles.Sumner@usm.edu by Wednesday April 7, 2021.