Jan van Eyck Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique

Sigi Jottkandt is a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy. A co-founding editor of CLiC's new open access journal, S, she is also author of Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic (SUNY, 2005) and numerous essays on literature and aesthetics. She is currently completing a book titled First Love: A Phenomenology of the One .

Recent publications include:

"Forfeits and Comparisons: Turgenev's 'First Love'" in Slavoj Zizek ed., Lacan: the Silent Partners (Verso, 2006)

“The Cryogenic Signifier: the Ethics of Obsessional Hatred in Henry James's ‘The Bench of Desolation.'” Journal for Lacanian Studies 3.2 (2006)

“Knowledge, Truth and Homeopathic Magic in The Golden Bowl .” In Greg Zacharias, ed. Blackwell's Companion to Henry James . Oxford: Blackwell (forthcoming 2007).

“Effectively Equivalent: Walter Pater, Sebastian van Storck , and the Ethics of Metaphor.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 60.2 (2005): 163-98.

“Brothers of the Veil: On the Military Family Romance.” Umbr(a): a journal of the unconscious: War (2004): 131-39.

“Portrait of an Act: Aesthetics and Ethics in The Portrait of a Lady .” /The Henry James Review/ 25.1 (2004): 67-86.

“The Narcissism of Small Differences: On Beckett's First Love .” (a): the journal of culture and the unconscious 3.1-2 (2003): 117-26.