Fairy Tales and Freud: a new blog exploring psychoanalysis in literature

The popularity of a post I wrote a few years back, titled ‘Fairy Tales and Freud: Psychoanalysis in Children’s Stories,’ has astounded me. Having realised how interested people are in Psychoanalysis and Fairy Tales, I’ve decided to set up an independent blog focussed solely on understanding psychoanalysis and its application in literature. I’ve started with…

Y Creadur/The Creature by Harri Gwynn

In a shadowy, circular room at Aberystywth Arts Centre, on the centenary of Harri Gwynn’s birth, writers Robert Minhinnick and Twm Morys came together last autumn to perform the poet’s original 1952 National Eisteddfod entry, ‘Y Creadur.’ As I enter the room, Twm Morys stands below a dome-shaped ceiling. Centre-stage and dimly lit, he welcomes…

Between the Sheets: Book Release

Between the Sheets: a Fairy Tale Collection You may already have seen the page on this blog about the work in progress, Between the Sheets. Well, I’ve finally released it as a short collection in the form of an ebook! The book can be downloaded from Amazon as an ebook for the Kindle or straight to your…

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…