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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LASS308 Narcissism, Aggression and Creativity 3cr

Are we really capable of falling in love with an image of ourselves, as in the story of Echo and Narcissus? If so, what are the consequences? Do contemporary cultural themes cast a light on the story? What impulses motivate these thoughts and processes? This course utilizes a psychoanalytic approach to discover and analyze themes that emerge from an awareness of creative impulses. What blocks them? What role does aggression play in the responsiveness to the creative impulse? Psychoanalytic literature, in combination with contemporary themes, questions and illuminates the art making process.

Prerequisites: LALW100, FRSM100

Undergraduate Elective