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La relation d’objet

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le_cigare_de_lacanThis past term I completed a course entitled “Psychoanalysis and Early Modern Drama”. The focus of the course was to examine psychoanalysis (and there are various types) and apply psychoanalytic readings for Early Modern Dramas (Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Marlowe, & etc.). Key thinkers in this field that we encountered: Sigmund Freud, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler, Jacque Lacan, among many other literary critics who wrote in relation to these key psychoanalytic figures.

Jacque Lacan is someone we read and is also someone I still do not understand. That being said, Erin, Andrew, and myself have decided to devote ourselves to various essays in Lacan’s epic Ecrits. Andrew is reading Lacan in order to better understand Zizek. Erin is reading Lacan because she is a glutton for punishment. I am reading him so that I can fit in with Erin and Andrew, it provides me with some cultural credit, and makes me appear smarter than I really am.

We’ve created a blog here at wordpress in order to hash out some of the thoughts we’ll be working with this summer. If you have any interest in joining our readings/discussions, feel free to post. If you want to follow along with our madness, go nuts.

La relation d’objet

– Two English students and a philosopher read Lacan’s Écrits.



Written by thebeliever07

April 20, 2009 at 8:50 pm

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  1. Erin is also reading it to better understand some feminist lit she’ll be writing on next year.

    Tho’ the “glutton for punishment” thing is true too.


    April 20, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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