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

One of 424 papers in the series: University Scholars Day available on this site.

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

This paper discusses research on literature by Joseph Conrad.

Physical Description

25 p.

Creation Information

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

Context

This paper is part of the collection entitled: UNT Scholarly Works and was provided by UNT Honors College to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 288 times , with 8 in the last month . More information about this paper can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this paper or its content.

Author

  • Savage, Jon University of North Texas; McNair Scholar

Contributor

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

Named Person

Person who is significant in some way to the content of this paper. Additional names may appear in Subjects below.

Provided By

UNT Honors College

The UNT Honors College is dedicated to enriching the undergraduate academic experience for talented, motivated, and well-prepared students. The college offers its members many benefits, including challenging classes, training in research methods and skills, eligibility to live in Rawlins Hall or Honors Hall, and a supportive social and academic environment.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this paper. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Titles

  • 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
  • Series Title: University Scholars Day

Degree Information

Description

This paper discusses research on literature by Joseph Conrad.

Physical Description

25 p.

Notes

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.

Source

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

Language

Item Type

Collections

This paper is part of the following collection of related materials.

UNT Scholarly Works

Materials from the UNT community's research, creative, and scholarly activities and UNT's Open Access Repository. Access to some items in this collection may be restricted.

What responsibilities do I have when using this paper?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this paper.

Creation Date

  • April 19, 2012

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 8, 2012, 10:10 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Nov. 21, 2017, 9:09 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this paper last used?

Yesterday: 1
Past 30 days: 8
Total Uses: 288

Interact With This Paper

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

International Image Interoperability Framework

IIF Logo

We support the IIIF Presentation API

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 November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.