Secrets Between Selves and Exchanged Desires: Mirror-Stage Politics and Self-Reflecting Desires Within Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" and Under Western Eyes

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This paper discusses research on literature by Joseph Conrad.

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Savage, Jon & Peters, John G. April 19, 2012.

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  • Savage, Jon University of North Texas; McNair Scholar

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  • Peters, John G. University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; jpeters@unt.edu

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  • Main Title: Secrets Between Selves and Exchanged Desires: Mirror-Stage Politics and Self-Reflecting Desires Within Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" and Under Western Eyes
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This paper discusses research on literature by Joseph Conrad.

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Abstract: Within two of Joseph Conrad's works, the novel, 'Under Western Eyes' and the short story, 'The Secret Sharer,' the author conveys a psychological dilemma within his characters by subjecting them to specific scenarios in which they begin to question and delve into the deeper realms of their own identities. In these narratives, Conrad embraces the uncharted territory of 'The Self,' employing such narrative strategies as characterized doppelgangers, supernatural apparitions, and fictional identity crises. The author is examining these catalytic mediums of self-awareness together with the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan and numerous secondary interpretations from scholars within the literary and, more specifically, Conradian, areas of academia in order to formulate a conclusive assertion on the nature of Conrad's psychological assessment, not only on a diegetic level but also in reality.

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  • Ninth Annual University Scholars Day, 2012, Denton, Texas, United States

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Savage, Jon & Peters, John G. Secrets Between Selves and Exchanged Desires: Mirror-Stage Politics and Self-Reflecting Desires Within Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" and Under Western Eyes, paper, April 19, 2012; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86185/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.