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dc.contributor.advisorRagland-Sullivan, Ellie, 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorMatviyenko, Svitlanaeng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 22, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Ellie Raglandeng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.description"July 2011."eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation examines the connection between the discourses of psychoanalysis and posthumanism. It focuses on the themes of humans' interaction with technology in the works of Warhol and Cronenberg made in the timeframe between 1960, the year the term "cyborg" was introduced, and today, when this term is being replaced by the notion of "posthuman." This work examines the shift from "cyborg" to "posthuman" and argues that it pertains to the change in perceiving the technologically enhanced body - from McLuhan's extended body in the 1960s to the prosthetic body in today's posthumanist account. Drawing on the work of Jacques Lacan, the dissertation critically addresses the technological determinism in the discourses of the posthumanities and identify it as symptomatic. Deciphering this symptom in the works of Andy Warhol and David Cronenberg, this dissertation unveils the mechanisms by which the subject maintains his or her identifications in the techno-age. This research argues for the necessity of a critical posthumanism without technology and see psychoanalytic posthumanism as one of these directions, defined by Lacan as "Psychoanalysis is not a humanism."--From short.pdf.eng
dc.format.extent[vi], 200 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872562043eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/14300
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/14300eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subjectposthumanismeng
dc.subjectpsychoanalysiseng
dc.subjectcyborgeng
dc.subjectJacques Lacaneng
dc.titleLacan and the posthuman : prosthetic body in the works of Andy Warhol and David Cronenbergeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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