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Lacan and the Subject of Language (RLE: Lacan)

ISBN 9781138992979
Published December 18, 2015 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1991, this volume tackles the diverse teachings of the great psychoanalyst and theoretician. Written by some of the leading American and European Lacanian scholars and practitioners, the essays attempt to come to terms with his complex relation to the culture of contemporary psychoanalysis.

The volume presents useful insights into Lacan’s innovative theories on the nature of language and the subject. Many of the essays probe the importance of psychoanalysis for problems of signifier and referent in the philosophy of language; others explore the difficulties men and women have in negotiating the sexual differences that divide them.

A major contribution to the new reception of Jacques Lacan in the English-speaking world, Lacan and the Subject of Language will challenge those who believe that they have already ‘mastered’ Lacanian thought. The insights offered here will pave the way for further developments.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.  Ellie Ragland-Sullivan Introduction  Part 1: Lacan and the Subject of Language  1 Jacques-Alain Miller Language: Much Ado About What?  2 Henry W. Sullivan Homo sapiens or Homo desiderans: The Role of Desire in Human Evolution  3 Ellie Ragland-Sullivan The Sexual Masquerade: A Lacanian Theory of Sexual Difference  Part 2: Lacan and the Subject of Psychoanalysis  4 Jacques-Alain Miller The Analytic Experience: Means, Ends, and Results  5 Russell Grigg Signifier, Object, and the Transference  6 Willy Apollon Theory and Practice in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis  Part 3: Lacan and the Subject of Literature  7 Judith Miller Style is the Man Himself  8 Stuart Schneiderman Fictions  9 Lila Kalinich Where is Thy Sting? Some Reflections on the Wolf-Man  10 Slavoj Žižek The Truth Arises from Misrecognition  11 Colette Soler Literature as Symptom.  Index

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Ragland-Sullivan, Ellie; Bracher, Mark