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Hamlet’s Catch-22

A Psychoanalytic Reading of Hamlet and Catch-22

Bahareh Azad and Pyeaam Abbasi

), 212. 21 Levy, Hamlet and the Rethinking , 213. 22 Heller, Catch-22 , 12. 23 Ibid., 84. 24 ??? 25 Ibid., 3–4. 26 S. Homer, Jacques Lacan (New York: Routledge, 2005), 25. 27 Jacques Lacan, ‘The Mirror Stage as the Formative of the Function of the I

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Sartre, Lacan, and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis

A Defense of Lacanian Responsibility

Blake Scott

period—from the Frankfurt school in Germany to Sartre and his successors in France—one can see how any significant overhaul to Freudian theory, such as Jacques Lacan’s proclaimed “return to Freud,” might also be of concern to contemporary philosophical

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Looking Awry at Georgian Caricature

Lacan and the Satirists

David Morgan

This article investigates the applicability of certain aspects of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory to the study of visual satire and/or caricature. Lacan’s treatment of the phenomenon of visual anamorphosis can provide a fruitful new way of thinking about the art of caricature. The visual exaggerations and distortions central to the art of caricature function as they do, as works of social or political satire, by virtue of the extent to which they expose the psychological emptiness or hollowness (castration) which inheres in all human social or symbolic activity. This argument is then applied to the political circumstances prevailing in late Georgian England: in particular, the visual satirical treatment devoted to the nature and status of the monarchy during this period is examined in the light of foregoing arguments.

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Facing the Thing

The Green Man, Psychoanalysis and Kingsley Amis

Robin Sims

A range of texts published since the late nineteenth century take for their theme the forest, presented as an ambiguous and ‘uncivilised’ space, as deadly as it is seductive, and as frightening as it is bursting with life; they portray the wooded realm as the habitat of shadowy supernatural presences which embody these contradictory qualities. The work of the anthropologist Sir James George Frazer suggested every wood to be teeming with imagined vegetation spirits; the eerie fin-de-siècle fictions of Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood presented sylvan settings as the garden of the Arcadian Pan, reborn as a creature of ecstasy and terror. Latterly, such imagery has often centred on a supposed British wood-god, the ‘Green Man’. It is my contention that this marginal, though persistent, tradition can be understood in the terms of a theory that the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan set forth, in a wholly different context, in 1959–1960: that of the Thing, the life-giving yet deathly object of the drive to escape the ‘original curse’ of language. This article aims to elucidate Lacan’s theory, and its relevance to ambivalent visions of the mythic forest, in a reading of Kingsley Amis’s novel of death, desire and the supernatural, The Green Man, published in 1969.

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Edited by David Detmer and John Ireland

conflicted relationship with the brilliant, controversial psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, Sartre’s Parisian contemporary. Blake Scott argues that despite fundamentally different conceptions of subjectivity and agency, Lacan does develop a sense of subjective

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What Would I Do with Lacan Today?

Thoughts on Sartre, Lacan, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Betty Cannon

the omnipotent lips of some analysts (201). For a fuller discussion, see Cannon, Sartre and Psychoanalysis , 319–321. 4 Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book I: Freud’s Papers on Technique, 1953–1954 , trans. John Forester and ed. Jacques

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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

of prescriptions, the symbolic rules of the road that in the name of protection from injury and efficiency regulate organic or mechanized movement through urban environments. In Seminar III , Jacques Lacan concocts a related fable to evoke the

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Objet A(ffect) and Che(www) Vuoi

The Fleshy Horror of the Unknowable Other in Spring and Honeymoon

Dewey Musante

You never look at me from the place from which I see you. — Jacques Lacan (1977: 103) Near the end of Leigh Janiak’s Honeymoon (2014) , which has, up to this point, withheld any intense visceral horror, we are subject to an almost two

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Kathleen Lennon

Jacques Lacan’s 20 positioning of the phallus as the primary signifier, necessarily linked to the penis but not identical to it. In contrast, she insists both that the phallus is an imaginary content and that, consequently, it is a position that can be

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James Everest and Clare Whitehead

it doesn’t surprise me that he would have no truck with a language that didn’t couch its perceptions in that kind of traditional rhetoric’. Catherine Belsey also provided a third take on the use of alienating language. Taking Jacques Lacan as an