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A Lacanian interpretation of desire and hysteria in Black swan

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Title: A Lacanian interpretation of desire and hysteria in Black swan
Author: Hake, Stephanie
Keywords: psychological trauma
mirror stage
Date: 2011-05-12
Abstract: In this essay, I will provide a Lacanian analysis of Black Swan (2010). My primary interest is the psychoanalytic study of the main character, Nina Sayers. Nina is a professional corps-turned-principle ballerina who becomes hystericized when cast as the Swan Queen in Swan Lake. Throughout the course of this paper, I hope to explicate the nature of Nina's illness through a Lacanian theoretical framework; specifically, I will provide an interpretation of desire and hysteria.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10703

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    The honors theses produced by the students of the Department of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011.

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