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Desire, metaphore and metonymy: effects of Lacans encounter with the 1950s linguistics

Grant number: 21/07176-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2022
Effective date (End): June 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Lauro José Siqueira Baldini
Grantee:Elisa Mara Do Nascimento
Supervisor: David Bernard
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France  
Associated to the scholarship:19/26989-5 - Metaphor and metonymy: desire in the thread of signifiers, BP.MS


The purpose of this project is to investigate how the operations of the signifying chain, metaphor and metonymy, differ from the alienation with the Other's demand and also from the exploitation of the structure from desire, both of them produced by the capitalist discourse. We claim that this movement in the signifying chain, understood as a material space where desire can be visible, demonstrates a cut-off with this alienation and a singular engagement made by the subject with his own desire. This research is located in the main issue of my Master's work, which intends to investigate to what point the concepts from metaphor, metonymy and signifying chain, derived from a Saussurean Linguistics, affected Lacan when he reformulated the concept of desire already developed in Freud's work. By taking some texts from the compilation called "Écrits" (Lacan, 1966) as a starting point, we orient ourselves by this moment where Lacan does not dispense the reading from a particular linguistics and we intend to explore its effects. (AU)

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