Snapchat as a New Instrument for Anti-Oedipal Expression in the 21st Century

  • Francesca Pangallo Ca' Foscari University of Venice


This paper focuses on the new expression dynamics the unconscious accesses through the instant messaging app called Snapchat. In Anti-Oedipus, Deleuze and Guattari point out how the individual can no longer be defined through psychoanalysis, as Freud did with the Oedipus complex. From the understanding of its opposite attitude – the anti-Oedipus – the unconscious is a new type of machine acting inside a society made by screens. Having been released from the standard time-line history concept, the unconscious is now free to extend itself with different forms of social interactions.


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Author Biography

Francesca Pangallo, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Francesca Pangallo is currently a PhD student in Italian Studies at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice (IT) – where she graduated with a MA in Italian Philology and Literature in 2016. She earned her BA degree in Classics, at the University of Bologna (IT). Recently, she spent a year as language Intern for Italian Language and Literature at Colgate University, NY (USA). Her research focuses on Comparative Literature, Psychoanalysis and Social Studies, translations and publications of Italian authors abroad. She is currently writing her PhD thesis about the reception and publication of Primo Levi’s works in English. Lately, she has been working on the post-memory literary production in relation to the Holocaust.


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How to Cite
Pangallo, F. (2018). Snapchat as a New Instrument for Anti-Oedipal Expression in the 21st Century. Between, 8(16).