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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... because it constitutes the struggle of language to attain to itself. Let us note in passing here that reflection on this undecidability of the metaphor-metonymy relationship sheds useful light on the complex interrelationship between “symptoms” and “desire” mentioned above. Lacan posits...
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differences (2017) 28 (3): 93–135.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Ani Maitra In radical Lacanian cultural critique, affirmations of unconscious desire and the reinvention of the symbolic order are frequently founded upon dismissals of the imaginary ego and its paranoid obsessions with meaning, coherence, and identity politics. By bringing Lacan’s theorization...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 40–86.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Charles Shepherdson This article explores the relation between the work of Lacan and Derrida, focusing on the use of modal logic in both writers (the categories of necessity, impossibility, contingency, and possibility). The author explores the structure of the aporia in Derrida as a peculiar...
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Published: 01 December 2022
Figure 1 Lacan’s formula for the traversal of the fantasy More
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 141–176.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Alex Colston The social bond of the group or culture writ large, for both Freud and Lacan, is predicated on something that exceeds simple social convention, contract, or historical mode of production. This is evinced, for Freud, by his myth of the primal horde and his notion of how groups cohere...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that the feminine eroticizes the body and orients the drive toward its impossible object and that analysis is interminable because in both men and women the feminine is rejected by the ego. Lacan largely passes over Freud’s bisexual thesis. Through his reading of Wittgenstein, whose Tractatus takes up Fliess’s...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 May 2010
... hypersensitivity to this issue, which has resulted in a proliferation of suggested translations and discussions up to and beyond Derrida. The second aspect becomes manifest in the transformation the translation undergoes from Kojève to his self-professed disciple, Lacan. Kojève's “taking down” becomes “raising...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 178–193.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., on the 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...
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differences (2019) 30 (2): 93–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Brennan’s archival papers, this article contextualizes Brennan’s inquiry with her theoretical influences in Freud, Klein, and Lacan. The essay concludes by reflecting on Brennan’s insights for the present “post-truth” political impasse, a discourse of personal feeling for which her theory provides...
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differences (2009) 20 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... identification or libidinal cathexes but by foregrounding the experience of the desiring subject. It takes as its point of departure Jacques Lacan's definition of anxiety as “the affect that responds to the desire of the Other.” If love is about the strategies of seduction that sustain the imaginary coherence...
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differences (2010) 21 (2): 46–72.
Published: 01 September 2010
... limitations. This paper suggests that one of the limitations of Lacanian psychoanalysis resides in the too easy capitulation of the terms ``feminine'' and ``masculine'' to ``gendered'' readings. Arguing that Jacques Lacan's formulas of sexuation write against the facile collapse of sexual difference...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 33–50.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of solidarity as a practice of the signifier. Words are the mediators that incite subjects to collaborate. The embrace of this mediating capacity poses a corrective to theories that romanticize the unrepresentability of political will or political goals. Considering Freud’s and Lacan’s specifications...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 262–279.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ronjaunee Chatterjee This essay considers psychoanalytic theories of love in the work of Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, and Jacques Lacan. Though there is no coherent theory of love in psychoanalysis, paying attention to love in the analytic situation—that is, to transference—allows us to read...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 220–241.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Fernanda Negrete This essay reads Jacques Lacan’s 1967 “Proposition on the Analyst of the School” from the perspectives of the metapsychology that upholds the Pass at the École freudienne du Québec and of aesthetic acts in Andy Goldsworthy’s ephemeral works. Specifically, it examines the aesthetic...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 198–219.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Figure 1 Lacan’s formula for the traversal of the fantasy ...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 259–266.
Published: 01 May 2023
... understanding of the thing as escaping the subject-object relation in Beckett to Jacques Lacan’s objet petit a , the essay posits this understanding of the thing as the basis of Bersani’s interest in the possibility of a nonrelational sociality. 1 See Bersani and Dutoit, Arts 25–26 , where they discuss...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of loyalty to Trump in the form of people not getting vaccinated, not taking precautions, often attacking those who did, and throwing themselves away by (simply) dying are collective examples of what Jacques Lacan called the passage à l’acte and are symptoms of a profound decay of political culture...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 84–115.
Published: 01 April 1992
... . Freud Sigmund , and Breuer Josef . Studies on Hysteria. The Standard Edition. . Vol. 2 . Gallop Jane . Reading Lacan. Ithaca : Cornell UP , 1985 . Grant Michael . Eros in Pompeii: The Secret Rooms of the National Museum of Naples. New York : Morrow , 1975...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 April 1992
... in Psychopoetic Structure . New Haven : Yale UP , 1982 . Borch-Jakobsen Mikkel . Lacan: The Absolute Master. Trans. Brick Douglas . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1991 . Bowie Malcolm . Lacan. Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1991 . Butler Judith . Gender Trouble: Feminism...
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differences (1998) 10 (1): 30–74.
Published: 01 April 1998
... . London : Hogarth P , 1927 . 418 – 501 . Adams Parveen . “ Waiving the Phallus .” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 4 . 1 ( 1992 ): 76 – 83 . Borch-Jacobsen Mikkel . Lacan: The Absolute Master . Trans. Brick Douglas . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1991...