19th and 20th Century Literature and Psychoanalysis

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Sigi Jottkandt

Dr Sigi Jottkandt's research area is 19th and 20th century literature and psychoanalysis. She is currently working on a book on cinematic time in Nabokov in an effort to resituate the Russian writer's notoriously uneasy relationship with Freud.

Her study explores how cinema operates in Nabokov's works as a counter-logic that in performing the essential tropes of the Freudian unconscious tends to destabilize and ultimately to revoke the official aesthetic programme of Speak, Memory.