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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 228–255.
Published: 01 August 2023
... as one possible solution to the problem of the “wrong body.” The article's first half sketches the status of the wrong body in trans studies, where the concept is disfavored as reproducing a repressive ideology, in contrast to its characterization in Lacanian psychoanalysis as psychotic. The article...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 308–312.
Published: 01 August 2015
... of an alibi of reason. The modernist trajectory that Hägglund traces ends in a final chapter titled “Reading: Freud, Lacan, Derrida,” which positions deconstruction against psychoanalysis (both Freudian and Lacanian) on the question of desire. In the chapter, Hägglund adopts the position of an analyst...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 287–291.
Published: 01 August 2021
...” (189). Christoff's style as a critic—patient and responsive, so that her own noticing appears as an act of “co-making” with the text—models the program of object relations psychoanalysis as she presents it (10). Interpretation is at the forefront of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 497–501.
Published: 01 November 2012
... psychoanalysis brings into sharp relief that for Hume, as for Lacan, “reality organizes itself heavily through fantasy” (196). Shoehorning Hume into Lacanian paradigms is provocative: does Hume’s revelation of reality’s haphazard nature open up a terrifying abyss akin to the Lacanian Real? Hume’s...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2006
... or concealed? Yet, it is from this very sense of distortion that one is born as English or Indian. Forster, the self-proclaimed humanist, foregrounds this problem of cultural misrecognition in a way that can be taken as a Within this argument, as within Lacanian psychoanalysis...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 321–328.
Published: 01 November 2017
... their differences, is that they are both object-relations theorists, even if Klein holds to the Freudian model of the drives. To invoke them is to present an altogether different way of understanding psychic life than the dominant poststructuralist psychological model, the Lacanian, has allowed. Indeed, the most...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 305–309.
Published: 01 August 2021
... is simply that since we indeed know more about sexuality than we can say, psychoanalysis, even of a Lacanian kind, may still afford us some purchase on the inevitable misfit between our knowledge and our language. But while Lucey unnecessarily deprives himself and us of a means for articulating our...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 18–44.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Among the many critical essays that focus on paranoia and its justification in Hardy's fiction, Kaja Silverman's “History, Figuration, and Female Subjectivity in Tess of the D'Urbervilles ” is perhaps the most notable. In her remarkable reading of Tess through the lens of Lacanian psychoanalysis...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the Real ” (qtd. in Jaffe 1). While Jaffe relies on this Žižekian psychoanalytic claim throughout the book, she first highlights how his use of Lacan requires that he recirculate a notion of “a realer real . . . one that only the unconscious might encounter, unmediated, in dreams” (19). This Lacanian Real...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 425–427.
Published: 01 November 2006
... engaging either of these critical para- digms. Instead, he invokes-and this is part of the power and interest of hs analysis-the Lacanian objef a as his royal metaphor for the disruption of "the mutual intelligibility of text and context," which in "its baffling tempord logic contributes...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 157–175.
Published: 01 August 2017
... maintenance (145)— do not gesture toward the materiality of the signifier, the Lacanian real, the Derridean trace, or speculative litanies of nonhuman agency. By evoking all of these theoretical constructions together and alongside a range of control diagrams both idealized and faulty, though, Remainder...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 362–378.
Published: 01 November 2021
... new approaches of deconstruction, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and new wave feminism. A recurring theme in these essays is the resistance to “assimilation”; in various ways the claim is made that Joyce's work, and Finnegans Wake in particular, lies beyond the reach of existing and possibly even...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 381–400.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Kramer. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999 . 145 –64. ———. “The Unknowing Omniscience of Hardy's Narrators.” Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts . Ed. Mallett , Thomas . New York: Palgrave, 2002 . 31 –48. Žižek , Slavoj . “Psychoanalysis and the Lacanian Real.” Adventures in Realism...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 May 2002
...- damentally an expression of forbidden sexual desire and that it eroticizes power differentials modeled on those between father and child. This equation of maso- chism with oedipal sexuality has long been reinforced by both Freudian and Lacanian traditions.' While recent cultural theorists have...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., and, perhaps, in the weeping sore obscured by the mistress's handkerchief. They invite us to superimpose, by drawing together, points in layers of time or space which do not otherwise overlap, like the quilting points of Lacanian psychoanalysis, or the stitches in the crumpled topographies of Serresian time...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 193–210.
Published: 01 November 2002
... clearly informs Thomson's reading of Eva in Sula, discussed above. But Uprety argues that a Lacanian understanding of castration "allows us to rethink the relationship between the issues of disability, psyche, and power at the site of cultural hybrid- ity." Hybridity thus "is also a site...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 May 2002
... register" in the novel (142). He argues that Stoker's narrative indicates "an effort to break with the pewasive blood consciousness of fin de sihcle Britain" (11).This break occws when "a conversion narrative suddenly irrupts within the conquest narrative of Dracula" (131). "In Lacanian...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 86–111.
Published: 01 August 2004
... O.'s hallucinatory absence. Her visions not only disrupt memory, but her very sense of self: when she looks in the mirror she sees a death's head rather than her own reflection. This is not the Lacanian mir- ror phase in which subjects "misrecognize" themselves and then begin to consti- tute...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... psychiatrist Gaetan Gatian de Clérambault in his study “Les psychoses passionelles” (1942). De Clérambault exerted a durable influence on his more famous student, Jacques Lacan, and Greenberg observes that a symmetry emerges between Joe’s rather Lacanian paranoia and Jed’s Clérambaultian...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that fundamentally eludes the subjects of such discourses. 6 One might also think of the Lacanian “quilting point” ( le point de capiton ) or “upholstery button,” where signifier and signified are tied together in order to pin down a semblance of stable meaning, even if only momentarily: “Everything...