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Spanish theatre

1997

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The Lessons Of Calderón’S La Cisma De Inglaterra, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1997

The Lessons Of Calderón’S La Cisma De Inglaterra, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Among Jacques Lacan's most useful theoretical innovations are his constructs to describe human behavior in three registers: the imaginary, the symbolic, and the real. The imaginary is the register of the ego, of fantasies of possession and totalization, of rivalry and revenge, of specular relationships of the subject with its own reflections or its own projections. The symbolic is the register of the law and order, of language, of repression, of submission to Other structures and systems such as culture, civilization, and society. The ceaseless conflict between the imaginary imperatives for individual conquest and the symbolic surrender of the ...