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Subjectivity In some instances the subject will appear to be synonymous with the individual the personal In others - for example in psychoanalytical discourse - it will take on a more specialized meaning and refer to the unconsciously structured illusion of plenitude which we usually call the self Paul Smith 1988 Emphasis on the role of language in the construction of identity The position of subject from which language is articulated from which speech acts thoughts or writing appear to originate is integral to the structure of language and by extension to the structure of conscious subjectivity which it constitutes Language exists in historically specific discourse which inhere in social institutions and practices and can be organized analytically in discursive fields Chris Weedon 1987 How the subject comes into being What difference itll make to our reading of literature Psychoanalysis transformed any belief in the subject as a coherent rational and conscious being Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacans theories have been most widely used in relation to literary studies but keep in mind that they are not the only schools of psychoanalytical thought The relationship btw Psychoanalysis and literature can be looked at in different ways but we can reduce it to a question of what is being subjected to the analytical process and what repressed meaning we thereby hope to uncover Psychoanalysis active Literature passive While literature is considered as a body of language - to be interpreted - psychoanalysis is considered as a body of knowledge whose competence is called upon to interpret Psychoanalysis in other words occupies the place of a subject literature that of an object Shoshana Felman 1982 However she explains that psychoanalysis can also be interrogated by literature as well as the other way round Critic text witer Analyst patient There are things that the analystcritic can find about himself or herself
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