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Desire and the political unconscious in American literature

Sam B. Girgus

Desire and the political unconscious in American literature

by Sam B. Girgus

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Published by Macmillan in Basingstoke .
Written in English


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Includes index.

StatementSam B. Girgus.
The Physical Object
Pagination234p.
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14999307M
ISBN 100333499077

Fredric Jameson, in The Political Unconscious, opposes the view that literary creation can take place in isolation from its political asserts the priority of the political interpretation of literary texts, claiming it to be at the center of all reading and understanding, not just a supplement or auxiliary to other methods current today. SAGE Video Bringing teaching, learning and research to life. SAGE Books The ultimate social sciences digital library. SAGE Reference The complete guide for your research journey. SAGE Navigator The essential social sciences literature review tool. SAGE Business Cases Real world cases at your fingertips. CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people.

A quick review of Jameson’s intentions: historicizing. The central theme and motivation behind The Political Unconscious is the desire to historicize narratives and to understand them within a Marxist framework of meaning. Texts come to us as already read, and interpretation weaves between previous interpretations. Hence, much of Renaissance literature represents themes that have been prominent in the discourse of psychoanalysis: mistaken identity, incest, voyeurism, mourning, and the uncanny. The essays in this volume range from Spenser and Milton to Machiavelli and Ariosto, and focus on the fluidity of gender, the economics of sexual and sibling rivalry.

Erin Felicia Labbie demonstrates how Lacan's theory of desire is bound to his reading of medieval texts. By analyzing the systematic adherence to dialectics and the idealization of the hard sciences, Lacan's Medievalism asserts that we must take into account the play of language and desire within the unconscious and literature in order to understand the way that we know . Girgus S.B. () ‘The Blindness of the Seeing Eye’: Literature, Ideology and the Unconscious. In: Desire and the Political Unconscious in American Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, LondonAuthor: Sam B. Girgus.


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By Sam B. Girgus. (New York: St. Martin’s Press, pages, $/$) Girgus’s book attempts to trace what he calls “the dialog between consensus and desire”in American literature and : Richard Tuerk.

Desire and the Political Unconscious in American Literature Eros and Ideology. Authors (view affiliations) Sam B. Girgus; Book. 1 Citations; America and the Semantics of Desire. Front Matter. Pages PDF ‘The Blindness of the Seeing Eye’: Literature, Ideology and the Unconscious America American literature Amerikanische Literatur.

Fredric Jameson, in The Political Unconscious, opposes the view that literary creation can take place in isolation from its political asserts the priority of the political interpretation of literary texts, claiming it to be at the center of all reading and understanding, not just a supplement or auxiliary to other methods current by:   The political unconscious is a term coined by Neo-Marxist American thinker Fredric Jameson which holds that the cultural text is tied to an ideological-political "unconscious" which underlies it.

This political hidden background expresses a class conflict which is expressed in the text in a complex manner. Preface to the American Edition Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Desire—Between Alterity and Decision I.

Finite Desire, Infinite Desire 1. Desire, Squeezed between Signifiers 2. Desire, Perverse and Perverted 3. Gap, Distance, and Lack in Desire II. The Painful Dialectic of the Object 4. The Object Slips Off, a Signifier Takes Its Place 5.

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Arac, Jonathan // Modern Fiction Studies;WInter, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p Reviews two books. The "unconscious" to which Jameson speaks is "history" and its class conflicts. Like Freud's idea that dreams are "disguised wishes" which have been "hidden" within the "form" of the dream, likewise within literary productions are the hidden wishes for "utopia" which are "disguised" within the artistic form of the story, in which class conflicts and social contradictions are given 4/5.

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The first chapter of The Political Unconscious introduces some of the key concerns of the text, outlining the key problems around questions of historicity, narrative and – what is perhaps most significant to this chapter – interpretation. The chapter is divided into three sections, which I have attempted to name for convenience’s sake.

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The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act is a book by the Marxist literary theorist Fredric cited as a powerful overview and methodological guide, it is the work with which Jameson made his greatest : Fredric Jameson.

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At the time Jameson was actually writing the book, in the .Here, his admiration and desire for the hall and wealth is evident from a young age. There is a possessive tone as if he wants to claim parts of the house for himself. The desire for the hall could be associated with the dark double as it is possible Faraday himself, or an energy he created, causes the disruption at the hall to gain it for himself.