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GLQ (2019) 25 (2): 273–296.
Published: 01 April 2019
... complicity that bind the work of self-preservation to the reproduction of orders of racial difference that threaten to erupt into murderous violence. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 queer of color self-shattering death Leo Bersani Georges Bataille negativity narcissism...
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GLQ (2005) 11 (4): 491–519.
Published: 01 October 2005
..., given our instant recoil from even the faintest hint of “narcissism,” is impossible); rather, it asserts that the marker of teleology is stable consequence rather than difference. As such, an antiteleological argument can respect historical difference while militating against...
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GLQ (1999) 5 (3): 331–359.
Published: 01 June 1999
... an originary “homosexual wishful phantasy of loving a man.” 19 How does Freud justify the apparent privileging of homosexual desire over the other contents of paranoid delusions? Presuming that human psychosexual development proceeds from autoeroticism through narcissism to object-love...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (2): 318–320.
Published: 01 April 2016
... estrangement, difference within sameness, and self-­divestiture in the face of a seductive and voracious narcissism, one gleans in Bersani’s style and tone an “at-­homeness” even in the most unheimlich of environments —   notably the cosmos. Unlike earlier essays such as “Against Monogamy” and...
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GLQ (2003) 9 (4): 499–555.
Published: 01 October 2003
... Freud’s association of male homosexuality with narcissism. In his 1914 essay “On Narcis- sism” Freud introduced a new typology of subjectivities based on the patterns of object-choice. Subjects belonging to the anaclitic type model their object-choices on the primary caregivers of their infancy and...
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GLQ (1999) 5 (2): 173–197.
Published: 01 April 1999
...-from Narcisse (1911) to Apollon Musagete (1928)-won the hearts of the elite gay spectators embedded in fashionable mainstream audiences. Narcisse, the first thematically classical piece produced by the Ballets Russes, overdetermined the homosexual register for the ensuing genre. The...
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GLQ (2002) 8 (4): 523–552.
Published: 01 October 2002
... seemingly sophisticated denunciation of “female narcissism” [nüxingde zil- ian], simply because the female image to be looked at has not agreed to be merely a signifier for the male other.20 Instead of reflecting the heterosexual male gaze back to itself, the woman as mirror has had the...
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GLQ (2003) 9 (3): 393–414.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Lesbian Phallus’s” contribution is its rereading of psychoanalytic accounts of morphogenesis: Freud’s theories of genital organization in “On Narcissism” and The Ego and the Id and Lacan’s “Mirror Stage” and “Signification of the Phallus.”9 What Butler finds in “On Narcissism” is...
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GLQ (1993) 1 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 1993
... mirroring expressions between the child’s face and the caregiver’s recognized face (a circuit which, if it can be called a form of primary narcissism, suggests that narcissism from the very first throws itself sociably, dangerously into the gravitational field of the other) is broken: the moment...
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GLQ (2001) 7 (4): 553–591.
Published: 01 October 2001
... impression of Baldwin’s recent work [i.e., Another Country] that the author does not know where his own psychic life leaves off and that of his charac- ters begins. What is more, he scarcely cares to know, for he is sealed in a narcissism so...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 349–355.
Published: 01 June 2011
... notices and to which he adds his voice is what Phil- lips, commenting on Bersani’s discussion of impersonal narcissism, calls “moth- ering”: “The impersonality of mothering, one might say, is the precursor, the precondition of an impersonal narcissism.”10 This queer daddy is also, as it turns out...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (2): 191–213.
Published: 01 April 2013
... RECTUM A MIRROR? 193 of narcissism, a love of the self.10 But queer studies makes clear, as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick puts it, that “people are different from each other.”11 This difference cannot be captured by sexual difference (as if this difference itself were in any way unitary), and...
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GLQ (1998) 4 (1): 59–65.
Published: 01 January 1998
...K. Daymond Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 BODIES ON THE LINE K. Daymond FPO I I have long suspected that my particular approach to filmmaking involves a conflation of the functions of voyeurism and exhibitionism, even, perhaps, of desire and narcissism...
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GLQ (2011) 17 (2-3): 243–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
... narcissism). By denying psychologi- cal explanations for Robin’s actions and leaving the reader with only the doctor’s obscure pronouncements as a guide, the text inscribes in the narrative the figure of sexuality as an undomesticated, unsymbolizable force, not bound to objects and beyond the...
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GLQ (2000) 6 (4): 609–629.
Published: 01 October 2000
... oneself.”17 Warner demonstrates that psychoanalysis and modern liberal society have long taken homosexuality to be a form of narcissism, so that a man who desires another man is presumed to have failed at the Hegelian task of distinguishing between self...
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GLQ (2004) 10 (3): 319–337.
Published: 01 June 2004
... “performance of survival” without undue narcissism—or, to put it another way, to craft what Robyn Wiegman calls “a politics of surviving.”8 In searching for an alternative language in which to figure a relationship to THE WORK OF FRIENDSHIP...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (2-3): 361–381.
Published: 01 June 2008
... [Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001] 121–43) lays out the Lacanian view of the role of the other at the scene of primary narcissism and demonstrates how this revises “the Freudian theory of narcissism in order to show why love of oneself should not be considered love of the...
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GLQ (1995) 2 (1_and_2): 65–79.
Published: 01 April 1995
... love-relation to be broken off through a process of identijication on the part of the lover with the loved object, a process equivalent to a kind of regres- sion to narcissism” (18: 15th; my italics). In identifying with her father, the girl not only “regresses” to her original love object, the...
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GLQ (1998) 4 (3): 453–470.
Published: 01 June 1998
... two: its mise-en-scène is the register of duality and repetition that is Jacques Lacan’s Imaginary, the realm of sensuous immediacy and primary narcissism. Here, all entities are objects of desire or objects of disgust; subject-libido and object-libido are one, in “that quicker...
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GLQ (2007) 13 (1): 125–139.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., only, as we imagine, to be dumped once more — this time by Will Ferrell.) Instead, like John and Jeremy before they meet their mates, they are stuck in an endless adolescence, feasting on appetizers and spoiling their appetite for the main course. Such narratives about the narcissism and...