The trouble with the double: expressions of disquiet in and around law and literature
Aristodemou, Maria (2007) The trouble with the double: expressions of disquiet in and around law and literature. Law Text Culture 11 , pp. 183-208. ISSN 1322-9060.
Talking, participating, engaging in the field of law and literature is an activity that causes me a lot of pleasure, indeed too much, even too painful a pleasure that easily tips over into, in one of the words in my title, disquiet, fear and anxiety. It is this anxiety, this extreme, perhaps, as I suggest later, 'illegal', jouissance provoked by the encounter between law and literature that I want to explore. So another title for this paper could be 'The Anxiety of the Double: Expressions of Anxiety' (as I read Pessoa's term 'disquiet') in law and literature. Why anxiety, disquiet, painful, indeed illegal, jouissance? Because I am still wondering, what are we doing in bringing law and literature together? What do we expect or, more precisely, presuppose about each subject, and of ourselves, in conjoining them?
|Additional Information:||From a special edition entitled 'Passages', edited by Andrew Kenyon and Peter Rush.|
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||law, literature, psychoanalysis|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law|
|Date Deposited:||05 Nov 2009 17:10|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:16|
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