The Allegory of Love : Chapter 1 – Courtly Love : 1936 : C. S. Lewis

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1936

From : The Allegories of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition: by C. S. Lewis : Oxford University Press 1936


1) p1-17 : [here]

2) p18-48 [here]

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References to ‘Courtly Love’ by Jacques Lacan:

Seminar IV : 19thDecember 1956 : Para 39 : For availability & notes, see Seminar IV : The Object Relation & Freudian Structures 1956-1957 : begins 21st November 1956 : Jacques Lacan: Available, together with some notes and references, here :

Quote : It is clear that all that we know about the practice of courtly love, and the entire sphere in which it was localised in the Middle Ages, involves this sort of very rigorous technical elaboration of seduction,

– Jacques Lacan comments on courtly love later in Seminar VII : 10thFebruary 1960 : Known as Chapter XI: Courtly love as anamorphosis :

See Dennis Porter’s translation : Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: begins 18thNovember 1959 : Jacques Lacan or here


Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London


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