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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2017
... contributes to the articulation of a theory of comedy in The Ethics of Psychoanalysis , a seminar best known for its treatment of Antigone and tragic drama. It then locates this theory of comedy and reading of Never on Sunday in relation to key concepts of the Ethics such as jouissance and the moral good(s...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 355–382.
Published: 01 June 2002
... encounters with nature are a form of jouissance and plaisir. An experience, to use Roland Barthes's terminology, that pleasures the reader by describing nature in familiar terms—in this case a desire for the female body. While masculine heterosexual desire is not inherently dominating, ecofeminists...
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Genre (2004) 37 (3-4): 395–432.
Published: 01 September 2004
... fall under the sign of a certain enjoyment in The Monk, an experience more akin to what Lacan and tizek have termed a certain jouissance, a pleasurable pain or pain in pleasure, the delightful frisson of unbearable suffering as the predomi- nant, organising principle of psychic life. Amidst its...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 199–211.
Published: 01 July 2016
... for the jouissance of surrender to slip into that abject space between categories, to be swallowed by the sea. Not that that’s a great surprise, given how supremacist ideologies are so often overlaid on libidinal yearning for the disavowed. But then it’s impossible for me to read Algernon Blackwood’s work...
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Genre (2002) 35 (1): 55–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., a perfectly Benjaminian moment of "transfiguring experience" remains for Bersani even when art and culture have been subtracted. He replaces a redemptive idea of art with his own negative version of redemption in the idea of the "self-shattering and solipsistic jouissance" of sexuality (Bersani, 4...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 63–80.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... The liber- ating power of female jouissance in a culture dominated by the Virgin Mary is undercut by his presentation of that pleasure as another form of victimage. (179-180) Some readers may disagree that Helen's command to be silenced if her passion leads her to cry out...
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Genre (2023) 56 (2): 233–256.
Published: 01 July 2023
... that revolves around the production and consumption of objects of libidinal enjoyment [jouissance] connects subjects with objects and not with other subjects.’” Kornhaber ( 2017 : 13) also considers Samantha's grammatical object status in terms of Theodore's desire for her, writing that “Samantha, in this sense...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 45–70.
Published: 01 March 2005
...' position of sexual satisfaction, as seen through the Wolf Man's eyes, encapsulates something "true" about what Freud says in general about sexuality: that the human subject's experience of jouissance produces both a satisfaction and a disturbance, an intimacy and an alienation. Here, though...
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Genre (2011) 44 (2): 105–128.
Published: 01 June 2011
... in reli- gious worldviews, perhaps because charismatic religion functions so well as a jouissance-­delivery system.14 Some critics have noted the return of enchantment and the appeal of a distinctly apocalyptic imaginary in a world dominated by advanced capital which, especially in its risk...