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Psychoanalysis in Kittler's Media Theory : on the relationship between median environment and formation of the discourses

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2016, 48(), pp.215-244
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.48.0.07
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : August 31, 2016

Choi so young 1

1홍익대학교

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ABSTRACT

Psychoanalysis might be seen one of important discourses of Aufschreibesystem 1900 that is based on the analogic media as like Gramophone, Cinema and Typewriter. Then Kittler insists that psychoanalysis is featured with incompatibility between technologies and media-transposition, the characteristics of the contemporary media technology. The process of Freud's interpretation of dreams is a process to ‘translate’ images to the languages. Kittler has regarded the process of media-translation which images to the languages as a course that cinematic symbolism to the area of rhetoric and literal. It is prescribed as a peculiarity of Freud's psychoanalysis then. The inside text of the new discourse is flowed as a kind of information and developed which is influenced each other, and we can find those kind of examples in the relationship among Flechsig who had been a famous psychiatrist and his patient Daniel Schreber's <Memory>, Freud's analysis about the text. Kittler opposed to Freud's comprehension that he has figured out Schreber's memory as a oedipal writing by means of understanding the god in the memory as Schreber's father and brother. Kittler has thought the stories of this memory that god's ray or god itself consisting solely of nerve, the story that god only can interact with corpse etc. are similar to the theory of Dr. Flechsig so much so that he has insisted the contemporary knowledge that Schreber might get through the counsel with Dr. Flechsig has become the concrete contents of Schreber's delusion. That is Schreber's memory is not a case that proves Freud's theory, but it is the evidence that the psychopathic patients who are the source of psychoanalytic text had been caught up with the contemporary information networks already. Besides, the new discourse is influenced on the other discourses as like literature so that they can form a new discourse network.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.