Women and Ireland as Beckett’s Lost Others: Beyond Mourning and Melancholia

Women and Ireland as Beckett’s Lost Others: Beyond Mourning and Melancholia

Opening up contemporary debates about emotion in social and historical contexts, Women and Ireland as Beckett’s Lost Others investigates the relationship between emotion, memory, exile and language. Using a psychoanalytic framework, this monograph traces discourses of mourning (Klein), melancholia (Freud) and abjection (Kristeva) in Beckett’s prose and drama, and demonstrates how Ireland and women are often Beckett’s objects of loss.