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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
... concept of the World necessitates a foreclosure of Black affect’s destructive drive. Black affect is therefore an impossibility within the World, as that unbearable negativity which drives us toward its necessary destruction. In light of this, the essay argues further that the tendency toward...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., the shocking effect on the victims of bomb explosions in war—owe their traumatic effect to the resonance they find in perverse masochism, in death drive, in unconscious guilt feeling, etc. Today, however, our sociopoliti- cal reality itself imposes multiple versions of external intrusions, traumas...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 73–97.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of psychological defense mechanisms, it can be said to be inscribed in a grammar in which the destructive drive and the death drive are connected. In his 1932 correspondence with Albert Einstein, published in 90 GERHARD RICHTER 1933 as "Warum Krieg?" ("Why War Sigmund...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 June 2010
... culturalism. “Revised Psy- choanalysis,” a text that takes up most of the 1946 lecture, begins by taking issue with the way in which Horney aimed at getting rid of Freud’s theory of the drive and transforming it into a theory of character and of human environment, ultimately leading...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 137–156.
Published: 01 June 2001
... centuries of prior Western cultural history: centuries during which modern (and particularly masculine) forms of individuality became identified with the practice of driving. "To- day we live affirmatively in our automotive moments," writes the Brazilian driver-dandy Joao do Rio, "moments in which...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 199–221.
Published: 01 June 2008
...; in his study of the works he had collected, he identified six basic drives or urges that give rise to image making: an expressive urge, the urge to play, an ornamental urge, an ordering tendency, a tendency to imitate, and the need for symbols. These six instinctual drives are not concerned...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 151–182.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and Their Vicissitudes” distills Freud’s theory of the ge- nealogy of hate. Here hate does not appear merely as one possible destination of the drives. On the contrary, when, like Plato in his recounting of Aristophanes’ myth of Eros, Freud undertakes to ac- count for the “origins” of the subject through a sort...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 323–327.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and its multiple ways of abject- ing people with HIV get displaced into a more abstract Real.3 To put it simply—perhaps too simply—a historically specifi c scene of death becomes a universalized death drive, common to all of us, even if it is fi gured by the queer. Yet however...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 185–201.
Published: 01 June 2012
... two complementary angles that Lacan himself clearly distinguished when, upon being asked by Jacques-Alain Miller to clarify the distinction between the object of the drive, the object of fantasy, and the object of desire, he ob- served that there are several possibilities involving the function...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 143–155.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and so many drives. The “capital object” around which the dancer revolves decomposes as follows: (a) It is a point, a point of contact in the multiple state, a mul- tiple in the free state; a thousand points, if you want, a thousand and one since they are no longer numerically...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 263–278.
Published: 01 June 2012
... that it should come from somewhere else and only affect someone else. (ZP, 26) This discursive, heuristic drive to provide an ordered structure to contain the unruly virus provides the inquisitive ground for the rest of the book, and the authors continue to explicate the ways...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 309–321.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., and of today, by insults heard ev- ery day from the beginning (against oneself as well as against oth- ers who are gay, or suspected of being gay), by the fear that drives so many young gays and lesbians to attempt or commit suicide, by the shame that the social order has sought—and continues to seek...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 June 2000
... violence." Therefore we are always seeking a ra- tionalization for our innovations or fearing their consequences. The modern creative drive goes hand in hand with a "more-or-less de- fined feeling of illegitimacy about what man demands for himself." For Blumenberg, the persistence...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 49–55.
Published: 01 June 2011
... as well. There is probably no need to underline the irony that our Law School dean is driving the train to put UC undergraduate edu- cation online when his own curriculum cannot and will not be— and precisely for reasons of academic excellence. Brown: The Proposed...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 189–210.
Published: 01 June 2019
... the social order. Lacan offers an alternative to Kantian theory: to act ethically implies disrupting the universalized moral law because one exists as a singular desire; one acts not to extinguish desire but to feed the drive (we desire the impossible, yet the drive must be satisfied: “Desire sustains itself...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 587–589.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . Figlerowicz Marta . Flat Protagonists: A Theory of Novel Character . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 . Fong Benjamin Y. Death and Master: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism . New York : Columbia University Press , 2016 . Giannachi Gabriella...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 159–188.
Published: 01 December 2022
... in which their story begins, supplanting the authority of tradition with the authority of human will. What the classical novel depicts during its narrative, Said suggests, is the failure of this drive to autonomy, self-creation, and new beginnings, a failure described by Said as the “molestation...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 101–142.
Published: 01 June 2017
... drowning. His heart beats wildly in his hands. It is blinding and who will forgive him in his tiny garden? He makes them out of hair, deer hair, because it’s hollow and floats. Past death, past sight, this is his good idea, what drives the silly days together. Better than...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 137–142.
Published: 01 December 2003
... as subjects, telegraph or obscure our investments, and speak to the desire that drives our seeing? What, in other words, does viewing look like circa 2000 in the U.S. of A? These questions, I think, go straight to the heart of Thomas' project, his attempt to unveil...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 101–125.
Published: 01 December 2013
... insatiable hunger and drive, but no subjective desire, zombies are uniquely positioned to mirror the fears and desires of humans living in a world in which new forms of sovereignty (neoliberal, globalizing, corporate, bio- and necro- political) have transformed the meanings and experiences of life...