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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
... but the manifestation of an unconscious quest by which we recognize desire. © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies act acting out drive Sigmund Freud Jacques Lacan repression transference Evoking the adage homo homini lupus , along...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jeffrey S. Librett This essay examines the excessive structure and functioning of the drive, on the limit between language and the organic body, in Totem and Taboo . To shed new light on the relationship between language and the jouissance of the drive, as well as the primal horde myth, the author...
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differences (1 September 2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniel Wilson Freud first theorizes the drive through Wilhelm Fliess’s theory of bisexuality, which proposes that human life is structured by the periodic expression of a masculine and a feminine substance. Long after his break with Fliess, Freud maintains elements of Fliess’s theory, arguing that...
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differences (1 September 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 of a...
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differences (1 September 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 by the...
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differences (1 September 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 (1 May 2009) 20 (1): 87–101.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Anne Anlin Cheng This article meditates on the possibility of thinking about both psychoanalysis and contemporary critical analysis without the drive toward symptomatic reading. It argues that the instrumental expectation placed on the diagnosis of symptoms (of illness and of ideology alike) and...
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differences (1 September 2013) 24 (2): 51–92.
Published: 01 September 2013
... extricate. Reading Badiou’s philosophy creatively, the essay makes the case that women or woman is an emergent, historical, modern, and universal truth; direct critique of Badiou also drives home the point that philosophy (or “theory”) is vulnerable to history and that historically, factually, actually, and...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 106–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
... are to live. It argues that Huffer’s work is driven by the tension between these positions and it identifies the drive itself as the reason that tension remains irresolvable. © 2016 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2016 ethics desubjectivation...
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differences (1 May 2017) 28 (1): 124–173.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., however, that nothing comprises the pulsion of jouissance, the insistence of the drive, and the uncognizable pressure of what conduces to no meaning. After exploring this nothing through Paul de Man’s engagement with Blaise Pascal’s account of the zero, this essay reads Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education...
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differences (1 September 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 (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
... other hand, theorizes not the event but the drive to theorize the event—including the event of femininity—to make it precisely some thing , a symptom. But, as Lacan emphasized, the facts miss the point, and naming things is not the same as being able to articulate “the thing” of lack, the real of...
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differences (1 May 2018) 29 (1): 66–101.
Published: 01 May 2018
... inevitable. I also object that you, unlike us, look upon “ignorance” as the obstacle preventing the transformation of life that we aspire to. I don’t believe that intellect can be assigned such an important role. It is rather in the instinctual drives and the interests of mankind that the obstacles should be...
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differences (1 December 2016) 27 (3): 132–144.
Published: 01 December 2016
... pitting some queer “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...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 63–73.
Published: 01 May 2010
... libido, or of the “sexual drive,” which attaches to the sub- ject by virtue of the fact that his being is sexuated, cannot be vulgarized or visualized by narrative or reason. The conspicuousness of the subject’s inconspicuousness...
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differences (1 May 2010) 21 (1): 209–217.
Published: 01 May 2010
... something to do with the kind of pleasure that drives the text. If, like Barthes, we take “pleasure” to indicate a certain kind of satisfaction—of self-satisfaction in the sense of comfort—I think we can say that while various forms of...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2012
...: Seduction, Translation, and the Drives . Ed. Fletcher John Stanton Martin . London : ICA , 1992 . 93 – 120 . Freud Sigmund . “ Criminals from a Sense of Guilt .” 1916 . The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud . Trans. and ed. Strachey James...
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differences (1 December 2001) 12 (3): 69–100.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... New York: Columbia UP, 1992 . 196 –202. Copjec, Joan. Editorial. “Montage of the Drives.” umbr (a): A Journal of the Unconscious 1 ( 1997 ): 11 –13. Crooks, Ann-Marie. “Gene's Tell All Friend.” Online posting. 4 Dec. 1997 . Femuscle. de Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex . Trans. H. M...
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differences (1 September 2012) 23 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 September 2012
... . Culture and Anomie: Ethnographic Imagination in the Nineteenth Century . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1991 . James William . The Principles of Psychology . 2 vols . New York : Dover , 1950 . Johnston Adrian . Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive . Chicago...
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differences (1 December 2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., I can also imagine arguments about the narrative’s seriality in terms 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...