Preliminary notes for a "fiction" on Lucia Joyce case

Author/s Pietro Barbetta
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/16 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 61-73 File size 671 KB
DOI 10.3280/EDS2011-016004
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In the following essay I will try to read Lucia Joyce’s enigmatic and creative clairvoyance. I will analyze Jungian and Lacanian interpretations concerning the disorder that was attributed to Lucia Joyce: Hebephrenic or Catatonic Schizophrenia. My point is that - as usually happen in many circumstances about women - hysteria was turned in Schizophrenia by the Psychiatric practices of seclusion. I will stress the intense Joyce’s resistance to accept Lucia hospitalization in Asylum because he was convinced that Lucia was a clairvoyant.

Keywords: Aesthetics, psychoanalysis, hysteria, telepathy, schizophrenia, literature, dance

Pietro Barbetta, Note preliminari per una "fiction" sul caso Lucia Joyce in "EDUCAZIONE SENTIMENTALE" 16/2011, pp 61-73, DOI: 10.3280/EDS2011-016004