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Lacan and Subjectivity (12 points)


Leader: Alison Ross

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: An introductory reading of the difficult psychoanalytic texts of the French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan. His accounts of the ego, subjectivity and otherness; the unconscious and desire 'structured like a language'; the phallus and sexual difference. The unit shows his relevance to philosophical accounts of subjectivity, theories of literary and visual representation, and feminist theory.

Assessment: Seminar paper (3000 words): 20% + Essay (6000 words) OR two essays (3000 words): 80%

Prerequisites: CRT2050/3050 or PHL3050; or CRT2060/3060 or PHL3060

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