The Underside of the Digital Field
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Title: The Underside of the Digital Field
Series Title: Digital Humanities Quarterly 6.2 (2012)
Physical Description: Journal Article
Language: English
Creator: Harpold, Terry
Publisher: Digital Humanities Quarterly
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: This essay takes as axiomatic that the subject of new media – which in other contexts we call the user, the reader, the writer (or in institutional contexts, the researcher, the teacher, the student…) – is a subject of language. This subject’s engagements with media and, by way of media, with other subjects, are determined by relations founded on language which French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan terms the social bond of discourse. I propose that modes of critical engagement and teaching in the contemporary digital field, particularly as the field shifts towards a more unified disciplinarity and a more secure institutional footing, can be described in relation to the graphs of Lacan’s "four discourses" – of the University, Master, Hysteric, and Analyst. I conclude that deliberate reflection on structures of our research and pedagogy, mapped by the graphs, may lead us beyond the confidence games of the master and the University – on and by which our inquiries are founded and oriented, but also narrowed – to the side of the hysteric and the analyst, whose collaborations are more productive of new forms of knowledge.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Terry Harpold.
Publication Status: Published
General Note: Journal is Open Access and online only. URL for my article is <http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/6/2/000141/000141.html>
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