Specters and psychoanalysis in the turn to law and affect

Hourigan, Daniel (2017) Specters and psychoanalysis in the turn to law and affect. Law and Literature. ISSN 1535-685X


Law and literature’s advance into affectivity brings with it an assumption that it may dispense with psychoanalysis and sublate the literary. This discussion engages with Greta Olson’s recent survey of this development to the end of unearthing some insights into the relation between affectivity and narrative in law and literature as an interdisciplinary field. Further, the recent expositions on Baruch Spinoza by Slavoj Zizek and Aglaia Kiarina Kordela are considered in an attempt to disturb the Deleuzian misreading of Spinoza that underlies some significant assumptions of affect theory, particularly its rejection of psychoanalysis and subjectivity.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 04/07/17. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 00:20
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 02:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: legal theory; Jacques Lacan; Baruch Spinoza; affect; psychoanalysis; narrative; trauma
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200524 Comparative Literature Studies
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1535685X.2017.1327694
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32652

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