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CRT4070 - Lacan and Subjectivity

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Alison Ross


Not offered in 2007


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.


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


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