What are some sources for a paper on Jacquis Lacan and dreams? I need either books or essays in peer-reviewed journals or collections. I'm writing about Orwell's 1984 and Winston's dreams and I want to look at if from some of Lacan's theories.

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Your major sources should be the works of Jacques Lacan himself. Next, you might want to look at Lacanian Ink, a journal devoted to Lacan studies, and the works of his collaborator and biographer Jacques-Alain Miller and also Slavoj Žižek . Another major scholar in literary Lacan studies is Ellie Ragland Sullivan.

The main way to find peer reviewed articles on literary topics is to go into the electronic resource section of your university library catalogue. The MLA International Bibliography catalogue scholarly works on literary studies. Another major resource is Jstor, which contains back issues of scholarly journals in .pdf format. In both of these resources, simply do a full text search for 1984 and Lacan to pull up previous work on the topic.

See especially:

Ressentiment, the Superego, and Totalitarianism: George Orwell's 1984
S Cheng - Cardozo L. Rev., 2002 - HeinOnline

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team

We’ll help your grades soar

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-Hour Free Trial