Pixar with Lacan

Pixar with Lacan

Number of page: 192
Author: Lilian Munk Rösing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Category: Performing Arts

The films from Pixar Animation Studios belong to the most popular family films today. From Monsters Inc to Toy Story and Wall-E, the animated characters take on human qualities that demand more than just cultural analysis. What animates the human subject according to Pixar
What are the ideological implications Pixar with Lacan has the double aim of analyzing the Pixar films and exemplifying important psychoanalytic concepts (the voice, the gaze, partial object, the Other, the object a, the primal father, the name-of-the-father, symbolic castration, the imaginary/ the real/ the symbolic, desire and drive, the four discourses, masculine/feminine), examining the ideological implications of the images of human existence given in the films.

About The Author

Lilian Munk Rösing is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and a literary critic. In the fields of aesthetics and psychoanalytic cultural criticism, Rösing has published (in Danish) Reading the Child, The Catechism of Genderand The Return of Authority.