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The Resource James Joyce and the problem of psychoanalysis, Luke Thurston

James Joyce and the problem of psychoanalysis, Luke Thurston

Label
James Joyce and the problem of psychoanalysis
Title
James Joyce and the problem of psychoanalysis
Statement of responsibility
Luke Thurston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From its very beginning, psychoanalysis sought to incorporate the aesthetic into its domain, translating it as vagrant symptom or sublimated desire. Despite Joyce's deliberate attempt in his writing to resist this powerful hermeneutic, his work has been confronted by a long tradition of psychoanalytic readings. Luke Thurston argues that this very antagonism holds the key to how psychoanalytic thinking can still open up new avenues in Joycean criticism and literary theory. In particular, Thurston shows that Jacques Lacan's encounter with Joyce forms part of an effort to think beyond the 'application' of theory: instead of merely diagnosing Joyce's writing or claiming to have deciphered its riddles, Lacan seeks to understand how it can entail an unreadable signature, a unique act of social transgression that defies translation into discourse. Thurston builds on Lacan's notion of Joyce's irreducible literary act to illuminate Joyce's place in a wide-ranging literary genealogy that includes Shakespeare, Hogg, Stevenson and Wilde. This study should be essential reading for all students of Joyce, literary theory and psychoanalysis."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
EQO
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Thurston, Luke.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Psychoanalytic interpretation
  • Joyce, James
  • Lacan, Jacques
  • Joyce, James
  • Lacan, Jacques
  • Joyce, James
Label
James Joyce and the problem of psychoanalysis, Luke Thurston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-229) and index
Contents
  • Prologue : Groundhog Day.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • On traduction
  • 1.
  • encounter.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Freud's mousetrap.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • pleasures of mistranslation.
  • p. 55
  • Pt. II.
  • Unspeakable Joyce
  • 4.
  • How am I to sign myself?.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • Egomen and women.
  • p. 104
  • 6.
  • God's real name.
  • p. 149
  • Conclusion : mememormee.
  • p. 200
Control code
o50017502056
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 p.
Isbn
9780521835909
Other physical details
ill
Label
James Joyce and the problem of psychoanalysis, Luke Thurston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-229) and index
Contents
  • Prologue : Groundhog Day.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • On traduction
  • 1.
  • encounter.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Freud's mousetrap.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • pleasures of mistranslation.
  • p. 55
  • Pt. II.
  • Unspeakable Joyce
  • 4.
  • How am I to sign myself?.
  • p. 75
  • 5.
  • Egomen and women.
  • p. 104
  • 6.
  • God's real name.
  • p. 149
  • Conclusion : mememormee.
  • p. 200
Control code
o50017502056
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 p.
Isbn
9780521835909
Other physical details
ill

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