Lacan’s Concept of Mirror Stage

Lacan‘s reinterpretation of Freud, with the central focus on language, brought about a post-structuralist turn to psychoanalytic theory. In his paper titled Mirror Stage (1949), Lacan expounds the concept of the mirror stage that occurs between 6-18 months of a child’s development, when the child begins to draw rudimentary distinction between the self and the other, as it… Read More  Lacan’s Concept of Mirror Stage

Jacques Lacan’s Reinterpretation of Freud

Jacques Lacan, who is often referred to as the “French Freud” transposed Freudian concepts into the realm of Saussurean structural linguistics, focussing on the operations of the process of signification, instead of the human mind as such. Lacanian reading attempted to correct the flaws of Freudian theory, especially the privilege that it accords to the… Read More Jacques Lacan’s Reinterpretation of Freud

Terry Eagleton and Marxist Literary Theory

Terence Francis Eagleton (b: 1943), a student of Raymond Williams, is a literary theorist, and since the 1970s, widely regarded as the most influential British Marxist critic. He has written more than forty books, including Literary Theory: An Introduction (1983), The Ideology of the Aesthetic (1990), and The Illusions of Postmodernism (1996). Tremendously influenced by… Read More Terry Eagleton and Marxist Literary Theory