The Cut and the Paranoia of the Killing Act. Between Altman and Buñuel

Authors

  • Flaviu Victor CÂMPEAN Département de Philosophie, Université Babeș‐Bolyai, Cluj‐Napoca

Keywords:

cut, act, paranoia, killing, Altman, Buñuel

Abstract

This paper aims to explore the psychoanalytic roots and affinities in Robert Altman and Luis Buñuel with respect to the mechanisms of the constitution of the subject. More specifically, I approach the function of the cut as both a mark of the subject and within a so called paranoid act. Thus, in a Lacanian interpretation, the cut involves topology, the relation with the object, separation and alienation and, ultimately, the pure loss.

Author Biography

Flaviu Victor CÂMPEAN, Département de Philosophie, Université Babeș‐Bolyai, Cluj‐Napoca

Flaviu-Victor Câmpean (b.1984) is philosopher and the president of the Forum of the Lacanian Field, Romania. He taught Modern and Contemporary Philosophy and Philosophy of Law at Babeș‐Bolyai University in Cluj‐Napoca. He holds a PhD in Philosophy with a thesis entitled The Melancholy Identity in Søren Kierkegaard, published as a book at Școala Ardeleană & Eikon Publishing House Cluj‐Napoca in 2020. He accomplished research trips in Lyon and Copenhagen. His interests include Modern and Contemporary Continental Philosophy with an emphasis on the 19 th and 20th centuries, Classical and Contemporary Theology, Psychoanalysis, French Phenomenology, Political Philosophy, the Philosophical and Psychoanalytical approaches of Cinema and Literature.

Published

2021-06-10

How to Cite

CÂMPEAN, F. V. (2021). The Cut and the Paranoia of the Killing Act. Between Altman and Buñuel. Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai - Dramatica, 66(1), 67–83. Retrieved from http://dramatica.ro/index.php/j/article/view/103