The Aphanisis of the Pirandellian subject

Sforza Tarabochia, Alvise (2013) The Aphanisis of the Pirandellian subject. Italian Studies, 68 (1). pp. 123-137. ISSN 0075-1634. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Although Pirandello’s oeuvre is very much open to a psychoanalytical reading, to date few have studied it in terms of Lacanian psychoanalysis. This article analyses Pirandello’s Enrico IV and Uno, nessuno e centomila in the light of Lacan’s theory of the subject. It demonstrates how both Pirandello’s and Lacan’s notions of subject rely on a paradoxical Aphanisis (disappearance) of subjectivity itself: according to both authors there is no subjectivity outside of otherness, or outside of the maschere created by the Other through which the subject is alienated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Pirandello, Lacan, subject, aphanisis, intersubjectivity, psychoanalysis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Italian
Depositing User: Alvise Sforza Tarabochia
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 12:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30082 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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