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dc.contributor.author Thurston, Luke
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-13T09:23:32Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-13T09:23:32Z
dc.date.issued 2004-07
dc.identifier.citation Thurston , L 2004 , James Joyce and the Problem of Psychoanalysis . Cambridge University Press . , 10.2277/0521835909 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0521835909
dc.identifier.other PURE: 84297
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1097
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1097
dc.description Thurston, L. (2004). James Joyce and the Problem of Psychoanalysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract From its very beginning, psychoanalysis sought to incorporate the aesthetic into its domain. 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 response to Joyce goes beyond the 'application' of theory: rather than 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 imaginatively builds on Lacan's work 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. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.title James Joyce and the Problem of Psychoanalysis en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.2277/0521835909
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en


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