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differences (1997) 9 (1): 14–35.
Published: 01 April 1997
..., endlessly going from one object to another, positing new limits and prohibitions. Drive is thus a constant pressure, a circulation around the object a, which produces jouissance-a painful satisfaction. 11 Drive is in the final instance always the death drive, a destructive force, which endlessly undermines...
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differences (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 (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 (2023) 34 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 May 2023
... ecstasy becomes linked to both jouissance and self-shattering at the conclusion of the essay. On the one hand, this set of linkages offers insight into the aura of death that hovers around jouissance, making a neat case for thinking about orgasm as le petit mort , and overlapping with the risk of disease...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 1997
..., requires. As a way of engaging the questions of jouissance, the social link, and sex, I would like to return to a problematic that is more fundamental than that of science, but no less rigorous, a problematic imposed upon us by the logic of the Freudian experience. In this paper, which has to do...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to this real. Freud designated this real as the death drive because of the ravages it effects in the living being and the unnatural death to which it leads. Lacan translated this approach to the real in Freud’s work with the concept of jouissance. For the moment, it is important simply to recognize what...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
... status of the phallus and the very stability of the symbolic order more and more as his work developed, and many later Lacanian concepts—including jouissance, the pluralization of the “names-of-the-father,” the Borromean 42...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the part of the human that goes beyond any relationship to the Other and that is “repudiated” in the psychic life of humans. It is because of the insistence of the censored jouissance at work in this repudiated femininity that Freud argues that the unconscious cannot be reconciled with or integrated...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
... obsessions and compulsions (18–19). Quite predictably, then, the social form instituted by the brothers has obsessive characteristics: to live in a self-contained and placid society, the brothers keep the anxiety of jouissance associated with the Father—and the aggression and jouissance of their own act...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 86–106.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in mind and recalling Lee Edelman’s argument about “the cult of the Child” in No Future , I hope to find a path from our debates about nonrelationality to impersonal affect (19). Instead of finding nonrelationality in the jouissance of psychoanalysis, I find impersonal affect in the figuration of grief...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 220–241.
Published: 01 December 2022
... contrast: “Alors que Ronsard mettait l’accent sur la fuite du temps et l’urgence de ‘cueillir le jour,’ Desbordes-Valmore célèbre l’intensité de la jouissance qui éternise l’instant et se communique à toute la nature.” I agree that where “Ronsard focuses on fleeting time and ‘seizing the day,’ Desbordes...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 35–43.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of destruction. As much as the subject is established and exploded in masochistic jouissance, Freud’s “arguments are at once elaborated and disformulated” ( Bersani, Culture 44 ), “at once elaborated and subverted” ( Freudian 64 ). Indeed, such lightness can be unbearable. At the end of the chapter...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 27–34.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of desire” ( Bersani, Receptive 59 ). In short, if we had direct access to the objects of our desire, it wouldn’t be desire at all but rather something commensurate with the pure drive of jouissance. Which is to name a double paradox: the very thing that drives us, if we had access to it, would burn us up...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the metaphoric identification with the father is supplemented and undercut by a jouissance that returns in and through the prohibition. Daniel Wilson’s essay begins by observing that even as Freud demonstrates that the subject of the unconscious cannot be fully represented in language, he nevertheless remains...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 22–52.
Published: 01 September 1999
... 386). His place in the affair has been reduced to what, in real business terms, is known as an invest- ment in actions de jouissance or dividend shares. That is, he has enjoyed the profits of the enterprise, but has had no control...
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differences (2013) 24 (1): 137–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
... . “ Beyond the Jouissance Principle .” Representations 7 ( 1984 ): 110 – 15 . Garber Marjorie . Shakespeare After All . New York : Pantheon , 2004 . Gaudet Paul . “ The ‘Parasitical’ Counselors in Shakespeare's Richard II: A Problem in Dramatic Interpretation .” Shakespeare...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 104–112.
Published: 01 May 2023
... even that the pleasure of self-destruction is the greatest pleasure of all. Put another way, by fascinating its prey the snake offers its victims the terrifying promise of jouissance. With this image in mind, one can imagine Bersani, the ostensible “I” of the prefatory quotation, as prey: “always...
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differences (2006) 17 (1): 6–19.
Published: 01 May 2006
... a whisper: a desire so pure that it goes beyond the calculus of the pleasure principle—beyond the narrow circuit of self-preservation to which, in the end, despite himself, Kant still clings. Sadean jouissance expresses...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... These are scenes of horror, certainly; but they are intercut with equally remarkable tableaux in which music, opera, and the poetry of Dante transport us with their aesthetic qualities. Horror, the jouissance of seeing others suffer, hatred, and the most unbridled and destructive imagination, just like beauty...
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differences (1997) 9 (3): 156–157.
Published: 01 November 1997
... . Rosanvallon Pierre , Collin Françoise , and Lipietz Alain . “ Parity and Universalism (1) .” 9 . 2 : 110 – 42 . Salecl Renata . “ The Sirens and Feminine Jouissance .” 9 . 1 : 14 – 35 . Scott Joan Wallach . “ ‘La Querelle des Femmes' in the Late Twentieth Century .” 9...