AUC Philologica (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica) is an academic journal published by Charles University. It publishes scholarly articles in a large number of disciplines (English, German, Greek and Latin, Oriental, Romance and Slavonic studies, as well as in phonetics and translation studies), both on linguistic and on literary and cultural topics. Apart from articles it publishes reviews of new academic books or special issues of academic journals.

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AUC PHILOLOGICA, Vol 2018 No 4 (2018), 45–53

Liminaliteit en identiteit in de romans van Tommy Wieringa Joe Speedboot, Caesarion en Dit zijn de namen

[Liminality and identity in Tommy Wieringa’s novels Joe Speedboat, Caesarion and Dit zijn de namen]

Sonya Dimitrova

published online: 22. 03. 2019


Tommy Wieringa (1967) is one of the most prominent contemporary Dutch novelists. His three most famous novels – Joe Speedboat, Caesarion and Dit zijn de namen depict different aspects of liminal identity. Most of the characters cannot successfully accomplish, however, a certain liminal stage. This is due to various reasons which could be analyzed using a psychoanalytic and poststructural approach, for example, the theories of Jacques Lacan, Donald Winnicott, René Girard and Jacques Derrida. The experiences of the characters reflect many of these tendencies and interestingly enough demonstrate a sense of standstill even in the midst of mobility.

keywords: identity; liminality; symbolic order; oedipus complex; scapegoat

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