Lacanian Landscapes I: Spatializing Structure

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Landscape Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Ambassador Ballroom, Omni, West
Organizers: Lucas Pohl, Sarah Moore, Paul Kingsbury
Chairs: Sarah Moore


Landscape has been central to a vast number of empirical studies and theoretical debates in human geography and other cognate disciplines. Over the past two decades, geographers and other researchers have drawn on psychoanalytic concepts such as abjection, dream-work, the uncanny, and the unconscious to consider the interrelationships between landscape, psyche, and society. Despite the rise of Lacanian approaches in human geography and other cognate fields of study, few studies directly engage the works of Jacques Lacan to further understandings of landscape.
In the first of three sessions devoted to exploring “Lacanian Landscapes”, addresses this lacuna by examining the spatiality of structure. The four papers engage with the concept of landscape by considering the relationships between structure and space via various Lacanian concepts such as the mirror, gaze and extimacy.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Rowan Jaines*, University of Sheffield, The Landscape Gazes Back; 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Hilda Fernandez Alvarez*, SFU Department of Geography, Discursive Landscapes of the Institution 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Ulf Strohmayer*, University of Ireland Galway, The Mirror Revisited: Possibly Conditioned Geographies 20 8:40 AM
Discussant Sarah Moore University of Wisconsin - Madison 20 9:00 AM

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