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The Femasculine Obsubject: A Lacanian Reading of FW 606-607

MasculineandfemininearemodesoflanguageinFinnegansWakeasthey areinthetheoriesofJacquesLacan.Aftershowinghowthegendersare dividedlinguistically,Iwilldescribehowthesubjectorselfisformedbytheir interaction.Masculineandfemininelanguagefunctionscontributetoevery personality,buttheoppositesexisusuallyprojectedontosomeoneorsomething elseinordertoseparatethesubjectfromanobject.Thisprocesscanbe illustratedvividlybyclosereadingofapassagefromtheWakethatassembles thefamilycomplexofthebook,showinghowmasculineandfeminineariseas aspectsofasinglemindthatseesitselfinotherthings.