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differences (2017) 28 (2): 86–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... treatment of the drive and in particular of what he describes as its “unbound” or “freely mobile” character ( Beyond 24–33 ). In what precise sense is the drive unbound? Freud often hesitates between an understanding of the death drive as a destructive force or energy, on the one hand, and, on the other...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 220–241.
Published: 01 December 2022
... act as a possible path for the unbound drive upon traversing castration. It argues that the Pass is, specifically, a transindividual act of solidarity with desire that extends its ethics and efficacy beyond both the institutional frameworks of psychoanalysis and the control of cultures...
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differences (2023) 34 (3): 69–78.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of the Letter . Trans. Kamuf Peggy . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1998 . McNulty Tracy . “ Unbound: The Speculative Mythology of the Death Drive .” differences 28 . 2 ( 2017 ): 86 – 115 . McNulty Tracy . “ Untreatable: The Freudian Act and Its Legacy .” Crisis Critique 6 . 1...
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differences (2020) 31 (2): 58–85.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... Constructing the Death Drive . Spec. issue of differences 20 . 2 ( 2017 ). McNulty Tracy , ed. “ Introductory Note: Constructing the Death Drive .” McNulty , Constructing 1 – 4 . McNulty Tracy , ed. “ Unbound: The Speculative Mythology of the Death Drive .” McNulty , Constructing...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 24–45.
Published: 01 September 2017
... very well the problem that now arises. What does the free drive, or what Freud calls the unbound drive, produce? What does “that” produce? And what characterizes the act to which it gives rise? What would allow us to recognize it as a free act, born by the desire for something else, within a quest...
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differences (2017) 28 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... is unbound , having no object or aim and thus no limit (including death itself)—whence the interminable character of repetition compulsion and the unlimited return of trauma. Against the energetic metaphor that is so often used to describe it, however, Freud reminds us that the death drive has no materiality...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 May 2023
... anything, or perhaps more accurately, he renounces all the while being fully aware of Freud’s observation about the aggressivity of renunciation. Freud stated that while “it is at first the conscience [ . . . ] that causes us to renounce the drives, this causal relation is later reversed. Every...
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differences (2023) 34 (1): 79–88.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... Moncrieff C. K. Scott Kilmartin Terence . Rev. D. J. Enright . New York : Random House , 1993 . Tuhkanen Mikko . The Essentialist Villain: On Leo Bersani . Buffalo : SUNY P , 2018 . 6 Lacanians might distinguish between “desire” and “drive” here and suggest...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 1–32.
Published: 01 December 2022
... for an extended illustration of how aesthetic acts—particularly those that involve the artist’s body in practices of documentation and repetition—can provide a path for the unbound drive. Goldsworthy’s ephemeral works, which reconfigure natural materials and frequently leave impressions of his body on the land...
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differences (2022) 33 (2-3): 72–89.
Published: 01 December 2022
... is elaborating here on Josef Breuer’s hypothesis of unbound and bound energy: the first is free and mobile, the second is quiescent, and they are ranked as primary and secondary psychical processes. What is being repeated in the death instinct is not present and vital but inanimate matter. Life drives rush...
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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 (2023) 34 (3): 49–68.
Published: 01 December 2023
... to guide him. In this untethering we recognize the “unbound” character of the drive in all its dizzying potential. These examples capture something fundamental about the act, the fact that it necessarily disrupts the subject’s relations with others. This disruption doesn’t have to be violent, however...
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differences (2018) 29 (3): 33–57.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., it is simply part of the fantasy that drives man’s obsessive devotion to systematicity and its promises of total control. Either way, whether wholeness is posed as past or as future, it is posed in fantasy as an actualizable possibility. The effective action of this fantasy in the present, therefore...
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differences (2016) 27 (3): 93–105.
Published: 01 December 2016
...: it is not an ethics of negation. Despite the appeal of their breathtaking provocations, ethical negativists (queer or not!) are propelled by the same engine that drives the dialectic: the act of negation. I’ve so deeply entangled Foucault’s and Irigaray’s thinking with my own that their own suspicions about...
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differences (2014) 25 (2): 62–100.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... For Bersani, sexuality becomes a privileged experience of being’s centripetal drive. Yet, when he insists on “the inherently solipsistic nature of sexual- ity” (Culture 37), he is not exactly contradicting the perhaps more familiar...
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differences (2003) 14 (1): 88–124.
Published: 01 May 2003
... . Berkeley:U of California P, 2000 . ____. “History, Pornography, and the Social Body.” Surrealism: Desire Unbound . Exhibition Catalogue. London: Tate, 2001 . 227 -44. Doneson, Judith. The Holocaust in American Film . Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1987 . Dorosz, Jadwiga. “Le problème...
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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 (1994) 6 (2-3): 146–173.
Published: 01 July 1994
... lies. Moreover, with its affective adjuncts it sops up any affective spillage-unbound energy that might frame itself as anxiety or worse - in stylized lament and purpose. Recognition by its very "failure" marks the limit of the human subject's possible acknowledgment of the Thing, das Ding. Lacan's...
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differences (2010) 21 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and Lacan against the grain to mount a critique of patriarchy, the phallic symbolic order, and the discursive sex-power axis. They stamped the period with a brilliant lexicon: chôra (unbounded semiosis), jouissance, fluid...
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differences (2021) 32 (1): 126–149.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and migrated to the United States in the 1970s. François Cusset, who has studied the process of this migration, has written persuasively about “French Theory” (to quote the title of his book published in France in 2003, in which the words French Theory , in English in the French original, drive home his point...