Narcissus on the text: Psychoanalysis, exegesis, ethics

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Bringing to bear the concepts of Lou Andreas-Salomé,Julia Kristeva, and Jacques Lacan upon Ovid's Narcissus tale (Met 3.339-510) helps us see how the infatuated boy's dénouement makes the irrational intrude upon rational discourse in such a way as to rock unexamined assumptions about the autonomous self and its encounter with the possibility of meaning in the act of reading signs. ©The Classical Association of Canada/La Sociét́ canadienne des études classiques 2008.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Janan, M

Published Date

  • September 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 295

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-8299

Citation Source

  • Scopus