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differences (1994) 6 (2-3): 174–198.
Published: 01 July 1994
... Culture . Cambridge, Mass : MIT P , 1991 . Žižek Slavoj . The Sublime Object of Ideology . London : Verso , 1989 . TREVOR HOPE Melancholic Modernity: The Hom(m)osexual Symptom and the Homosocial Corpse For Michael J. Current he work ofLuce Irigaray has provided an enormously powerful...
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differences (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...
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differences (2023) 34 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 September 2023
.... Through the performances of Bob Flanagan, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s 1882 novel Doctor Zay, the 1991 film Misery and its source novel, and Maria Beatty’s 2009 film Bandaged , sadomedicine is situated as an engagement with symptoms that delights in surfaces but that might also exacerbate symptoms, introduce...
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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 (2012) 23 (3): 42–73.
Published: 01 December 2012
...; and that of Mrs. B, a woman who suffers from amnesia and wears a camera in the hope of leading a normal life in which she can share the past with loved ones. The author discusses how new recording technologies are both a symptom of, and a cure for, anxieties about time, arguing that prototypical recording...
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differences (2022) 33 (1): 92–118.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... If Daphnis’s psychosomatic identification with feminine sexuality is understood as a symptom of male sexual development in pederastic culture, then the Freudian female Oedipus complex can be reimagined as descriptive of the boy’s progression out of sexual objectification and into the role of active sexual...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 51–71.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and emancipatory politics, as well as their own solidarity, is exemplified in the concept of the symptom. samo.tomsic@hfbk-hamburg.de © 2022 by Brown University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2022 affect critique drive neoliberalism psychoanalysis solidarity symptom...
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differences (2009) 20 (2-3): 73–102.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Under Augustine's self-examining gaze, habit comes to be construed as the symptom of man's metaphysical “fallenness” into a state of “entanglement in the multitude”: an inhuman structure of ontological constriction at the heart of the human. By tracing the genealogy of sovereignty back to the early...
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differences (2015) 26 (2): 93–105.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Bonnie Honig Margarethe von Trotta’s film Hannah Arendt starts and ends with its protagonist on the couch. Hannah Arendt’s intellectual objection to psychoanalysis notwithstanding, this framing invites us to consider the psychoanalytical symptoms Arendt’s own thinking is caught up in. The essay...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lucie Cantin From the moment Freud first came up against repetition and the resistance of the symptom in his clinical practice and was thus forced to acknowledge a beyond of the pleasure principle that acts within the subject, the unconscious could no longer be conceived as a site...
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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 (2022) 33 (2-3): 198–219.
Published: 01 December 2022
... University and differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 2022 Jacques Lacan the Pass Sigmund Freud symptom traversal of the fantasy Willy Apollon How can we think about the role of the erogenous body and its manifestations in the final stage of an analysis, and the solidarity...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 45–92.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... 1899 : 3 . Janet Pierre . The Major Symptoms of Hysteria: Fifteen Lectures Given in the Medical School of Harvard University . New York : Macmillan , 1920 . “ Killed by a Joke .” Morning Star 16 Nov. 1893 : 2 . King Robert . The Fun Factory: The Keystone Film Company...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 49–68.
Published: 01 December 2023
... by these other usages and examples. An act gives expression to an unconscious mental presentation or a censored experience that cannot pass through language and that is therefore either inscribed in the erogenous zones of the body (in the form of fixations or symptoms) or staged in the real through failed acts...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 69–78.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., entrapped in an orbit of intellectual desire, is a thought experiment of an affirmative response: yes, blackness does, indeed, repeat and transfer its hieroglyph in various symbolic substitutions and undecipherable symptoms. We might call this repetition and transmission a black Pass , resembling...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... McNulty’s patient, dealing with the aftershocks of a miscarriage, breaks through the claustrophobic symptoms of her internal impasse between maternity and femininity when she experiences a “modification of her relation to the social link” (212–13). The patient’s spontaneous act of publicly volunteering...
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differences (2004) 15 (3): 66–94.
Published: 01 December 2004
... hysteria. He claimed that conversion hysteria is the transformation of psychic confl ict into somatic symptoms—such as paralysis, pain, numbness, or, most famously in the case of Dora, ner- vous coughing.2 The dissociation of somatic...
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differences (2013) 24 (3): 36–62.
Published: 01 December 2013
...), but why then all the argumentation, putting in context, explaining, and excusing? Does that not look more like a foreclosure of enjoyment in one’s symptoms than identifi- cation with the same...
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differences (2010) 21 (3): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Reading with the Grain: A New World in Literary Criticism Can literary criticism survive the decline of the symptom? This essay will consider the question of what it might be to read literature today, a question that, I will argue...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 5–23.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in order to be confronted with this real. In this confrontation, the analyst discovers for himself that his own unconscious has responded to the constraint of the transference through the signifier of the dream, the letter of the symptom, or the object of the fantasy. The modality in which the analyst made...