Dark Reflections: Jacques Lacan and the doppelgänger of American identity

Hodgdon, Emma Y.


  • An analysis of the doppelgänger tradition as inflected within literature from the American Renaissance period. Using Jacques Lacan's mirror stage theory as context, I analyze the treatment of the doppelgänger in three main texts (Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "William Wilson," Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Alice Doane's Appeal," and John Neal's novel, "Logan") in exploring the ways in ... read more
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