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Questions about the French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) and his works. His writings have been published in volumes such as 'Écrits' ('Writings') and 'Le Séminaire' ('The Seminar'). Lacan was believed to be a charlatan by Noam Chomsky and several other critics.

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Why are Freud and Lacan still seen as important to literary criticism when their theories are discredited?

Literary theory talks broadly about three sources of text: texts themselves, the social context and the author's psyche. In the latter aspect, the ideas of psychiatrists Sigmund Freud and Jacques ...
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From a Lacanian perspective, why did Kurtz go mad in Heart of Darkness?

From a Lacanian perspective, what would be the cause of Kurtz's madness? Would it be reasonable to argue that when he was confronted with the "horror" of the colonial project and the way ...
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How does Lacan and Derrida performing an example of a point, obfuscate their writing?

Source: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (2013 1 ed). p. 241. In fact, when you see language as something that uses you, reflects your unconscious, and determines ...
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