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differences (2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies The death drive may be the least understood concept in Freud’s work. It is certainly the least widely adopted, in any case among clinical practitioners claiming to practice or be inspired...
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differences (2020) 31 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Azeen Khan This essay explores how, in each of Jacques Derrida’s late encounters with psychoanalysis, he critiques the limit of a certain economic principle of the Freudian death drive, opening up its deterministic logic to a principle of indetermination. The essay draws out three key terms...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 58–85.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Matthew Gannon This essay argues not only that Wilhelm Worringer’s concept of the urge to abstraction from his work of art history Abstraction and Empathy (1908) prefigures Sigmund Freud’s notion of the death drive in Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) but also that Worringer’s aesthetics...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tracy McNulty As a drive to the inorganic, the death drive is fundamentally opposed to sensuality and, specifically, to pleasure and pain. This is why Gilles Deleuze understands Freud’s account of the death drive as the “beyond of the pleasure principle” not in terms of the transgression...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Willy Apollon This metapsychological essay attempts to deduce the origin of the death drive from the author’s clinical experience with analysands under transference. It proposes that Freud locates the stakes of speech, as a response to the Other, at the heart of the question of languager–but under...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 116–133.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Steven Miller This essay discusses the minor art form of high-wire walking in order to show that the agency of the death drive manifests itself by adding rather than removing something from the symbolic order. The essay focuses primarily on the work of Philippe Petit, especially the clandestine...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 72–89.
Published: 01 December 2022
... the death instinct becomes “the drive to annihilate the need, to annihilate the perceiving experiencing self, as well as anything that is perceived” (55). Works Cited The Banyan . https://thebanyan.org/aboutus/ ( accessed 13 June 2022 ). Baranger M. Baranger W. Mom J...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 51–71.
Published: 01 December 2022
... into an abject being. 9 This disturbing systemic tendency is equally reflected in Freud’s diagnosis of cultural malaise and his reflections on what he elsewhere calls the “pure culture of the death-drive” ( Freud, Ego 53 , trans. mod.). The proliferation of cultural malaise, understood as a systemic...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of jouissance and the death drive. 8 My turn to affect, however, is an attempt to maintain historical specificity in describing the form of the narrative. 9 In analyzing the immediate context of The Old Curiosity Shop , I read its seriality in terms of impersonal grief while also acknowledging...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in identity as an internal alien and the consequent competitive interdependence of the life and death drives. In accordance with this structure, in the period of humanity that would proceed upon the reinscription of the father within the brother-horde (or his reabsorption, consumption, or consummation...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
... “ethics of life” against those who turn “morality inside out by embracing and sublimating the psyche’s ‘death drive’” ( Mad 115 ), she has offered her own reasons why the options aren’t “life versus death” with her interesting account of the contemporary project of pursuing quality of life and work-life...
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differences (2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
...: whether or not we want what it shows, we desire the image as such . To negate the image (which signifies, if only dialectically, the image of reality) would be “impossible, inhuman,” the work of the death drive as embodied in whomever a given culture sinthomosexualizes. As a synecdoche for the object...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., an “impossible ethics” that responds to the nonrelation in relation itself, an “ethics” that offers no vision of a realized good or repaired sociality, but my work does insist on the place of negativity and the centrality of the death drive. This negativity, as I engage it, however, emanates from a structuring...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to the possibility of death, which would for many conjoin the essay with Lee Edelman’s No Future , a polemic that sutures queerness explicitly with the death drive and nonreproduction, in a lineage described as antisocial or antirelational. In this strain of theory, queerness offers a mode of being that is aslant...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 33–61.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . ———. No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive . Durham : Duke UP , 2004 . Freud Sigmund . “ Mourning and Melancholia .” 1917 . The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud . Trans. and ed. Strachey James . Vol 14 . London : Hogarth , 1957 . 237 – 58 . 24...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... 821 – 23 . ———. “ Ever After: History, Negativity, and the Social .” South Atlantic Quarterly 106.3 ( Summer 2007 ): 469 – 76 . ———. No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive . Durham : Duke UP , 2004 . Halberstam Judith . In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to recognize and assume the speech that comes to evoke the unspoken truth she bears and to take responsibility for its ethical consequences. We have to take a step back in order to approach in the right way what Freud designated as the death drive. Let us begin with the simple statement that the drive...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 174–198.
Published: 01 July 1994
... to the death drive. The rigid impersonality of the disembodied gaze, in other words, anchors the Gestalt of the corpus socians to the onto-logic (and morbid patho-Iogic) of the deceased father: of the paternal corpse. The social body is held-sustained and gripped-within a morbid structure of cognition which...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 102–116.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the morally lacerating agonies of our first losses—which is why mourning always has the potential to drive us mad, as if to lose a loved one is to reencounter the limits of one’s psychic existence. Each death is always a figure...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... not genetically, but structurally, when it has to do with understanding the unconscious, is the nodal point of a defective knowledge” ( D’un Autre 274 ; my translation). At this “nodal point” the real of the drive shows itself. “The death drive is the real inasmuch as it can only be pondered qua impossible...