Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Frederic W. Myers
      genetic criticism
      Sigmund Freud
      Vladimir Nabokov
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    • Abstract:
      As he prepared to write his autobiography, Vladimir Nabokov turned to the work of Victorian investigator of the paranormal, Frederic W. Myers. Myers's concept of layered selfhood illuminates otherwise obscure connections between Nabokov's treatment of immortality, family relationships, human evolution and sensory perception. Reading Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisitedin dialogue with Myers's ideas points to a close engagement by Nabokov with the debates on the self in time that occurred on the cusp of the twentieth century. It brings to light the subtleties of the autobiography's critique of Freud and nuances views of the text's temporal structures as Bergsonian. The new view of Nabokov and Myers that emerges from reading the Nabokov archive suggests the possibility of fruitful interactions between genetic criticism and the history of ideas. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0022-281X
    • Accession Number:
      10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03
    • Accession Number:
      118247587
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    • ABNT:
      Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited. Journal of Modern Literature, [s. l.], v. 39, n. 4, p. 19–32, 2016. DOI 10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=118247587. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited. Journal of Modern Literature. 2016;39(4):19-32. doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03
    • APA:
      Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited. (2016). Journal of Modern Literature, 39(4), 19–32. https://doi.org/10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03
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      “Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited.” 2016. Journal of Modern Literature 39 (4): 19–32. doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03.
    • Harvard:
      ‘Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited’ (2016) Journal of Modern Literature, 39(4), pp. 19–32. doi: 10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ‘Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited’ 2016, Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 19–32, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      “Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited.” Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 39, no. 4, Summer 2016, pp. 19–32. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited.” Journal of Modern Literature 39, no. 4 (Summer 2016): 19–32. doi:10.2979/jmodelite.39.4.03.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Contesting the Unconscious: Frederic W. Myers and Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited. Journal of Modern Literature [Internet]. 2016 Summer [cited 2020 Nov 24];39(4):19–32. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=118247587