'To be or not ...' Lacan and the meaning of being in Shakepeare's Hamlet

Sharpe, Matthew 2012, 'To be or not ...' Lacan and the meaning of being in Shakepeare's Hamlet, in The literary Lacan : from literature to ‘lituraterre’ and beyond, Seagull Books, Calcutta, India, pp.89-116.

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Title 'To be or not ...' Lacan and the meaning of being in Shakepeare's Hamlet
Author(s) Sharpe, Matthew
Title of book The literary Lacan : from literature to ‘lituraterre’ and beyond
Editor(s) Biswas, Santanu
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 11
Start page 89
End page 116
Total pages 28
Publisher Seagull Books
Place of Publication Calcutta, India
Keyword(s) Lacan
Summary This chapter provides a reading of Lacan's important reading of Shakespeare's Hamlet in Seminar VI, in the context of his developing thought on the neuroses, and obsessional neurosis in particular.  The article draws atttention to the way Lacan's focus shifts from Hamlet's 'Oedipal' relation towards his uncle towards his inability to fathom teh desire of his mother, Gertrude.  This interpretive optic opens up many scenes of the play, and strange transformations in the heor's conduct: his terrible hostility to Ophelia, and his 'rebound' at the moment that he leaps into her open grave, able at last to say 'It is I, Hamlet the Dane!" and undertake to do the task his father's ghost had implored of him.
ISBN 9780857420374
Language eng
Field of Research 220318 Psychoanalytic Philosophy
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051860

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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