Quinn, Malcolm (2010) Insight and rigour: a Freudo-Lacanian approach. In: The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 240-258. ISBN 978-0-415-58169-1
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This chapter is a part of a pan-European publication on research in the arts, originally funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in Sweden, and preceded by an author’s colloquium at The Royal Society of Arts, London on 27-28 April 2009. The chapter is concerned with a psychoanalytic approach to arts based research, and includes a discussion of the dialogue between Jacques Lacan and Salvador Dalí, on the ‘Paranoiac Critical Method’, as well as discussion of Freud’s essay on Leonardo da Vinci, and the relevance of psychoanalysis to debates on research in contemporary art.
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The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts is a major collection of new writings on research in the creative and performing arts by leading authorities from around the world. It provides theoretical and practical approaches to identifying, structuring and resolving some of the key issues in the debate about the nature of research in the arts which have surfaced during the establishment of this subject over the last decade.
Contributions are located in the contemporary intellectual environment of research in the arts, and more widely in the universities, in the strategic and political environment of national research funding, and in the international environment of trans-national cooperation and communication. The book is divided into three principal sections – Foundations, Voices and Contexts – each with an introduction from the editors highlighting the main issues, agreements and debates in each section.
The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts addresses a wide variety of concepts and issues, including: the diversity of views on what constitutes arts-based research and scholarship, what it should be, and its potential contribution, the trans-national communication difficulties arising from terminological and ontological differences in arts-based research, traditional and non-traditional concepts of knowledge - their relationship to professional practice and their outcomes and audiences, a consideration of the role of written, spoken and artefact-based languages in the formation and communication of understandings.
This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of arts-based research by setting down a framework for addressing these, and other, topical issues. It will be essential reading for research managers and policy-makers in research councils and universities, as well as individual researchers, research supervisors and doctoral candidates.
Dr Malcolm Quinn is Reader in Critical Practice at Wimbledon. His research deals with aesthetics, politics and public culture, using psychoanalytic frameworks to analyse the constitution of speech and the structures of language in art and design.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Art, research, psychoanalysis, Lacan, Freud, Dalí, critical practice|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art|
|Date:||23 September 2010|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2012 13:40|
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