Universitatea „Babeș-Bolyai” din Cluj-Napoca, Facultatea de Litere / Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Letters
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Modernity and the Children the Unknown – The Presence of Lacunar Forms
The following article discuses the forms of emptiness and voids in which modernity has weaved meaning and has founded the subject as bearer of these separated forms of reality (like nonrecognition, suspension, commencement). We argue that the language of modern experience is inscribed by the figures of these lacunae and their in-communicability whose residues mark the creation of significance. There is a general focus in research on mental images and their relation with the symbolic, but what if the poetics of the unknown and oblivion can open up discussions about the way in which the Real is structured by the interaction between propositional and non-propositional thinking? This is one of the aspects this article investigates: the unknown author that modernity has turned into its father and the disconnectedness which encompasses woven modern subjectivity.
Keywords: oblivion, modernity, time, subjectivity, dissolution, memory
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