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Signifiers to stand on: on the anticipatory function of the other

Filip Geerardyn UGent, Wim Matthys UGent and David Schrans UGent (2014) CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS. 29. p.61-68
abstract
In lacanian theory the process of the coming into being of the subject is considered as a continuous and anticipatory process of interaction between the organizational levels of the biological and the social. The latter comprises what Lacan called the symbolic order (“l’Autre” or the Other) that anticipates the coming into being of the subject. It is argued that this anticipatory function of the Other is at stake in Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys (2004). More specifically, by a close reading of Bennett’s text, it is shown how anticipation is implied in the three main themes of the play: 1. in the headmaster’s and Irwin’s vision on education; 2. in Irwin’s view on history; 3. in Hector’s view on the function of poetry.
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Other, The History Boys, Bennett, Anticipation, Subject
journal title
CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS
CASYS : Int. J. Comput. Anticip. Syst.
volume
29
pages
61 - 68
ISSN
1373-5411
language
English
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yes
classification
A2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2141279
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2141279
date created
2012-06-13 09:25:37
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2015-06-17 10:05:10
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  abstract     = {In lacanian theory the process of the coming into being of the subject is considered as a continuous and anticipatory process of interaction between the organizational levels of the biological and the social. The latter comprises what Lacan called the symbolic order ({\textquotedblleft}l{\textquoteright}Autre{\textquotedblright} or the Other) that anticipates the coming into being of the subject. It is argued that this anticipatory function of the Other is at stake in Alan Bennett{\textquoteright}s play The History Boys (2004). More specifically, by a close reading of Bennett{\textquoteright}s text, it is shown how anticipation is implied in the three main themes of the play: 1. in the headmaster{\textquoteright}s and Irwin{\textquoteright}s vision on education; 2. in Irwin{\textquoteright}s view on history; 3. in Hector{\textquoteright}s view on the function of poetry.},
  author       = {Geerardyn, Filip and Matthys, Wim and Schrans, David},
  issn         = {1373-5411},
  journal      = {CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS},
  keyword      = {Other,The History Boys,Bennett,Anticipation,Subject},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {61--68},
  title        = {Signifiers to stand on: on the anticipatory function of the other},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Geerardyn, Filip, Wim Matthys, and David Schrans. 2014. “Signifiers to Stand on: On the Anticipatory Function of the Other.” Casys : International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems 29: 61–68.
APA
Geerardyn, F., Matthys, W., & Schrans, D. (2014). Signifiers to stand on: on the anticipatory function of the other. CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS, 29, 61–68.
Vancouver
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Geerardyn F, Matthys W, Schrans D. Signifiers to stand on: on the anticipatory function of the other. CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS. 2014;29:61–8.
MLA
Geerardyn, Filip, Wim Matthys, and David Schrans. “Signifiers to Stand on: On the Anticipatory Function of the Other.” CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS 29 (2014): 61–68. Print.