A Lacanian interpretation of desire and hysteria in Black swan

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A Lacanian interpretation of desire and hysteria in Black swan

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dc.contributor.advisor Ragland-Sullivan, Ellie, 1941- en_US
dc.contributor.author Hake, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-12T13:30:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-12T13:30:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-12
dc.date.submitted 2011 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10703
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2011 Spring theses (MU)
dc.subject psychological trauma en_US
dc.subject mirror stage en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Black swan (Motion picture)
dc.subject.lcsh Hysteria in motion pictures
dc.subject.lcsh Desire in motion pictures
dc.subject.lcsh Psychoanalysis and motion pictures
dc.title A Lacanian interpretation of desire and hysteria in Black swan en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline English en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name B.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Bachelors en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of English


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