Writing Fantasy: The Story of Writer Identity

  • Zoe Charalambous
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


Charalambous explains the conceptual move from fantasy of identity to fantasy of writer identity to make apparent to the reader how the term writing fantasy can be applied to explore to one’s Creative Writing and one’s assumptions about Creative Writing practice. First, she discusses how Lacanian psychoanalytic theory has been linked with Creative Writing through the surrealistic approach as a practice of creativity and as a basis for delineating an ethical approach to writing pedagogy. Charalambous then offers a short context to Lacanian theory in the field of psychoanalysis, providing an exegesis of the formation of self/identity and related terms. This narrative is extended onto how writer identity may be structured by writing fantasy and traced onto one’s texts and ideas about one’s Creative Writing.


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  • Zoe Charalambous
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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherPanoramaGreece

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