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Anticipation: how does literature create its limits through reading and writing?

David Schrans UGent, Filip Geerardyn UGent and Wim Matthys UGent (2014) CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS. 29. p.77-85
abstract
In this paper we elaborate Lacan's theory on courtly love to establish a link between literature, psychoanalytic practice and psychoanalytic theory. Lacan himself had already established the link between courtly love and psychoanalytic practice as a way of working through the mourning for the structural lack in the Symbolic order. As such, both can be seen as an anticipation of anticipation: not the object itself is anticipated, but rather the anticipation of this object. Through the use of Stiegler's (2010) reinterpretation of the concept of the pharmakon we understand psychoanalytic theory and literature in general as attempts to work through this mourning by creating an anamnesis, a “long circuit” of knowledge in which the creators are implied with their own subjectivity. An analysis of Graham Swift's novel Ever After and of Italo Calvino's novel If on a winter's night a traveler demonstrate how this principle applies to the processes of writing and reading.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
psychoanalytic theory, literature, courtly love, pharmakon, epistemology
journal title
CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS
CASYS : Int. J. Comput. Anticip. Syst.
volume
29
pages
77 - 85
ISSN
1373-5411
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2141305
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2141305
date created
2012-06-13 09:30:24
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2015-06-17 10:05:11
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  abstract     = {In this paper we elaborate Lacan's theory on courtly love to establish a link between literature, psychoanalytic practice and psychoanalytic theory. Lacan himself had already established the link between courtly love and psychoanalytic practice as a way of working through the mourning for the structural lack in the Symbolic order. As such, both can be seen as an anticipation of anticipation: not the object itself is anticipated, but rather the anticipation of this object. Through the use of Stiegler's (2010) reinterpretation of the concept of the pharmakon we understand psychoanalytic theory and literature in general as attempts to work through this mourning by creating an anamnesis, a {\textquotedblleft}long circuit{\textquotedblright} of knowledge in which the creators are implied with their own subjectivity. An analysis of Graham Swift's novel Ever After and of Italo Calvino's novel If on a winter's night a traveler demonstrate how this principle applies to the processes of writing and reading.},
  author       = {Schrans, David and Geerardyn, Filip and Matthys, Wim},
  issn         = {1373-5411},
  journal      = {CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS},
  keyword      = {psychoanalytic theory,literature,courtly love,pharmakon,epistemology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {77--85},
  title        = {Anticipation: how does literature create its limits through reading and writing?},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Schrans, David, Filip Geerardyn, and Wim Matthys. 2014. “Anticipation: How Does Literature Create Its Limits Through Reading and Writing?” Casys : International Journal of Computing Anticipatory Systems 29: 77–85.
APA
Schrans, David, Geerardyn, F., & Matthys, W. (2014). Anticipation: how does literature create its limits through reading and writing? CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS, 29, 77–85.
Vancouver
1.
Schrans D, Geerardyn F, Matthys W. Anticipation: how does literature create its limits through reading and writing? CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS. 2014;29:77–85.
MLA
Schrans, David, Filip Geerardyn, and Wim Matthys. “Anticipation: How Does Literature Create Its Limits Through Reading and Writing?” CASYS : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS 29 (2014): 77–85. Print.