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Patrick Crowley and Jane Hiddleston

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317453

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317187

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Metaphorical Memories: Freud, Conrad and the Dark Continent

Metaphorical Memories: Freud, Conrad and the Dark Continent

(p.49) Metaphorical Memories: Freud, Conrad and the Dark Continent
Postcolonial Poetics

Nicholas Harrison

Liverpool University Press

This chapter develops the idea about the importance of genre by comparing texts by Freud and Conrad, specifically in terms of their engagement with (notions of) the ‘dark continent’. It begins by examining elements of Africanism in Freud's works of psychoanalytic theory. It then turns to Heart of Darkness, whose images of the dark continent may be equally or more offensive to modern sensibilities, but must be considered to have a different, perhaps more productive, relation to Africanist discourse and postcolonial memory.

Keywords:   Freud, Conrad, genre, dark continent, Africanism, psychoanalytic theory

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