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Lacan's Antigone

Terry Eagleton

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concerns what Lacan calls the Real and its relationship with the inner truth of Antigone. Like God, the sublime, alcohol, and the unconscious, the Real is Janus‐faced, with both a ... More


Freud’s Empedocles: The Future of a Dualism

Bruce M. King

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the role played by Empedocles in the development of Freud's thought. It focuses in particular on the ideas surrounding the death drive in his late work Analysis Terminable and ... More


The Ethics of Metamorphosis or A Poet Between Two Deaths

Oliver Harris

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Ovid's poem in relation to Lacan's representation of Antigone's ‘living death’ in The Ethics of Psychoanalysis. It considers how metamorphosis provides a mythical account of a ... More


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