The Aberystwyth MA Anthology of Creative Writing

Wales Within: an Easter update Since September 2014, I’ve been working with a few of my fellow students at Aberystwyth University on putting together an anthology of Creative Writing, written by the people of Aberystwyth. Over Easter, the collection has been taken to the printers, where it will be produced and made into a full…

Fairy Tales and Freud: Psychoanalysis in Children’s Stories

Psychoanalytic theory, founded by Sigmund Freud during the twentieth century as a means to evaluate and cure mentally disturbed patients, lurks beneath the surface of traditional Fairy Tales,¬†barely hidden. When these stories are read in Freudian terms of latent and manifest content, (as described in ‘The Interpretation of Dreams‘),¬†it’s possible to read familiar narratives as…