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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 2 Enigmatic signifier: Brigitte Bardot as Camille Le Mépris , Jean-Luc Godard, 1963 More
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Published: 01 May 2017
Figure 37 The passion of the signifier. Bad Education , Pedro Almodóvar, 2004 More
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differences (2021) 32 (3): 85–113.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... From the slave ship, the plantation, the reservation, the prison, the detention center, the penal colony, and the concentration camp to the ways in which injurious signifiers fix the body and arrest its mobility, ontological difference should be unthinkable outside a confrontation with its material...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and signifiers that would allow them to evoke that experience. © 2017 by Brown University and differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies anxiety death drive Sigmund Freud Jacques Lacan language Other transference This essay was originally given as a talk for the Association...
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differences (2016) 27 (2): 178–197.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Vivier des noms and as evidenced in Foucault’s introduction to Herculine Barbin . This observation provides a starting point for a theoretical argument about gender, not just in the language but also as a language, and the implications of its “signifying” relationships of power, including in terms...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 150–168.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and translatability that literary theory continues to exist today, but it does so only as a discreet background in the contemporary discourse of world literature, linked to the contemporary processes of signifying art only through its market and entertainment value. Using Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of exotopy...
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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 (1): 28–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the wall-screen, a noninformation surface that displays itself to enable spatial enclosure. As a self-displaying system, the positioning of ping not only signifies sociopolitical demarcation but is also bound up with the spectacular display and performance of the imperial sovereign. This meaning of ping...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 84–115.
Published: 01 April 1992
... . 278 - 301 . The Lacanian Phallus KAJA SILVERMAN " ' T '1. he phallic signifier does not denote any sexual gender [or] superiority," Ellie Ragland-Sullivan confidently asserts in Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis (271). Jane Gallop is much more equivocal about the value Lacan...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 April 1992
... CHARLES B ERN HEIMER Ie word is out: Lacan's phallus will not fly. It is too closely tied to the penis to be able to soar freely as a transcendental signifier. But Lacan's attempts to cut the cord of anatomical reference have been responsible for some remarkable flights of theoretical abstraction. We have...
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differences (1992) 4 (3): 176–208.
Published: 01 November 1992
... published as Matrix - Carnets and in Chimères 16 (1992): 1 - 24 . Lichtenberg Ettinger Bracha . “ Ha'isha Einena Kaiemet Ve'eina Mesament Klum ” (“The Woman Doesn't Exist and Doesn't Signify Anything”). Feminine Presence . Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1990. 30-45. Lyotard Jean-Francois...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 133–171.
Published: 01 April 1992
... Phallus and the Morphological Imaginary1 JUDITH BUTLER The Lacanians' desire clearly to separate phallusjrom penis, to control the meaning oj the signifier phallus, is precisely symptomatic oj their desire to have the phallus, that is, their desire to be at the center oj language, at its origin...
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differences (1997) 9 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 1997
..., in order to be relayed by the avatars of the signifier. It should be stressed at the outset that the logic of the Freudian experience is rooted essentially in language. The analysand, like the analyst, can appeal to nothing other than speech to shepherd the analysis through the many obstacles it encounters...
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differences (1992) 4 (2): 45–71.
Published: 01 July 1992
... give d fferences 47 meaning to the "coloration" of sex, sexuality, and gender. I put "white" and "black" in quotation marks because my argument will be that race is misunderstood as a set of positive characteristics, rather than as a matrix of intertwined signifiers in which the distinction between...
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differences (1992) 4 (1): 76–83.
Published: 01 April 1992
... no one has the phallus and no one is the phallus, but the experience of "having" it or "being" it is a defense against castration. The category of the phallus is the Gordian knot of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real. It signifies difference, difference at the level of the Imaginary...
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differences (1999) 11 (2): 53–75.
Published: 01 September 1999
...” What does it mean to speak of “Writing in the Realm of the Senses”? The phrase captures a crucial aspect of what has been called “the materiality of the signifier.” Regardless of whether writing is under- stood in the larger sense...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 46–64.
Published: 01 September 2017
... with language at once toward the constitution of (metaphorical) unity and toward the constitution of (metonymic) disunity. The order of the signifier entails, in other (Lacanian) words, a dimension of the real of jouissance—a tendency to excess and lack that is never quite accessible to linguistic mastery...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and the phallus to scientific discourse, and thus by confronting scientific discourse with the signifier of its lack, Lacan is able to go beyond Freud’s scientific metapsychology. The shift from the Tractatus to the Investigations becomes a demonstration of the logic of this movement, for whereas...
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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 212–248.
Published: 01 July 1994
... , 1967 . Mercer Kobena . “ Black Hair, Style Politics .” New Formations 3 ( 1987 ): 33 – 54 . Metz Christian . The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and the Cinema . Trans. Britton Celia , Williams Annwyl , Brewster Ben , Guzzetti Alfred . Bloomington...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in the episteme. This shift was generally a shift in semiosis, that is, in the way things were signified. Foucault defines it as a shift from representation to signification (72–73). What enabled this transformation of the structure of signs was precisely the introduction of the historical dimension: From...