A Desire for the Marsupial Space: A Lacanian Reading of Lacan

Mehdi Aghamohammadi
2017 Advances in Language and Literary Studies  
Jacques Lacan is regarded as an influential French psychoanalyst in the 20th century. In the present article, first, a brief biography of this interpreter of Sigmund Freud is presented and then his key psychoanalytic theories, largely about the infant-mother-father relationship, are summarized. These data are finally analyzed mainly according to Lacan's own ideas. In other words, this article is aimed at providing a Lacanian reading of Lacan. It reveals that his family in particular had a huge
more » ... ticular had a huge impact on his theories, which strongly reflect Lacan's desire for his mother, specifically her marsupial space. The article is concluded by exploring a quatrain by the famous Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi in order to further substantiate the claim about Lacan's desire for the space through theorization.
doi:10.7575/aiac.alls.v.8n.1p.111 fatcat:y3vxddr7hrajjgtfoyzmsdvq24