Reclaiming the forgotten child
Date of Issue2015
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Children’s literature is littered with adult fingerprints. This paper examines how adults read and write children's literature as escapist fantasy and as a projection of their repressed impulses. By using psychoanalytic theories, we are able to understand how the unconscious manifests in children's books. The forgotten self is the notion that adult identity is inevitably fragmented and reclamation of the child self is necessary in self-preservation.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University