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Significant returns: Lacan, masculinity, and modernist traditions
This dissertation explores the grounding of Lacanian psychoanalysis in the intellectual and artistic movements of the modernist period, and reads masculine anxiety in the modernist novel in terms of Lacan's work on psychosis, ...
THE ISOLATED INTELLECTUAL IN THE FICTION OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND MARCEL PROUST: AN ANALYSIS OF FAILURE AND SUCCESS IN TRANSCENDENCE OF TIME (FRANCE, MISSISSIPPI)
The constant movement of time is the most significant pattern in the complex texture of the novels of William Faulkner and Marcel Proust. Both authors focus on the continuity of past and present as a central theme, and use ...
The Hercules myth in Renaissance poetry and prose
The Hercules myth has had a long and distinguished literary history, to which this study will add another footnote. In these pages following we shall pursue the figure of Hercules from Greece to Rome to the Middle Ages and ...
The Sibylline voices of Christine de Pizan
The Sibyl's importance as an authorizing figure in Christine de Pizan's oeuvre is widely acknowledged but universally under-estimated. Scholars have focused almost exclusively on Christine's use of the detached and serenely ...
Seduction rhetoric, masculinity, and homoeroticism in Wilde, Gide, Stoker, and Forster
This dissertation employs the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan and Jean Laplanche in order to analyze the role of the "rhetoric of seduction" in masculine self-identifications and in transformations of the meaning ...