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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 341–367.
Published: 01 December 2023
... his argument against the US monopoly within the genre of science fiction is reflected in his novels. Focusing on Lem’s paralleling of female masochism and epistemological critique, the essay reads Solaris as a novel invested in inspecting the interrelatedness of systems of oppression...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 137–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
... on Gilles Deleuze’s theory of masochism to shift attention away from genital intercourse while sexualizing what in biology is called asexual. Throughout the broader project I will attend to human entanglement with the more-than-human or the nonhuman, while this piece explores plant-human alliances...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 249–289.
Published: 01 December 2010
... by what Freud terms “moral masochism” in the essay “The Economic Problem of Mas- ochism If guilt is an affective consequence of the super-ego act- ing on the ego, then if (as per the fourth possibility listed above) the unconscious portion of the super-ego can relate directly...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 235–261.
Published: 01 June 2012
... explain this strain of musical masochism? What leads people to cause acoustic damage to their physical bodies—is it a trade-off, a way to prevent a more terrifying form of musical wounding from taking place? wk: I always overstate the case. That’s a ground rule: exaggerate. Seriously: my two...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 213–238.
Published: 01 June 2014
... dogmatic subal- tern positions: Proust, Sacher- Masoch, Artaud, Kafka, Beckett, and Blanchot each in his turn offers support to this theoretical thought. Rather than being a site of an autotelic redoubling, modern lit- erature, Blanchot’s in particular, is marked...
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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 (2008) 17 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 June 2008
... bears witness to a masochistic submission before the other—both the divine and the institution. One should recall Deleuze’s formi- dable defense of masochism as an absolutely dialogical event, as a shared pact, a contract that controls the circulation of violence upon...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 45–74.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to another], unbecoming as it might at fi rst appear, is nevertheless oft en signifi cant to the transformative process of becoming a sexual subject for women, and to the articulation of desire without masochism for women.” Constable, “Unbecoming Sexual De- sires...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 63–90.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Jews as more dangerous than blacks because they can "pass for white And in a sense it is masochism, disturbingly confused with compassion and clinical THE LOVE OF NEITHER-EITHER 85 empathy, that encapsulates Poitier's racialised...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the neigh- bor’s goodness or badness, and judgments concerning whether one is or is not a neighbor in the fi rst place, fi nd their ground. This middle scenario, where (for Freud) masochism and Oedipus enter the picture, is absent; it is constructed; it is the threshold subjects...
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Qui Parle (2007) 16 (2): 39–71.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., a bourgeoisie that is always gazing to the North and the East. Perhaps if we were to follow the psychoanalytic route, this condition might be better expressed as a repressed homoerotic masochism, since the concern is less to penetrate and enrich the other cultures that surround them than to pass...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 151–182.
Published: 01 December 2012
... for the défaillance of the ideal Father. In this sense, the hate of the superego that can cause the subject so much suffer- ing (in what Freud calls “moral masochism”) is really hate for the Father who is incapable of sustaining the Ideal—hate for the lack of the Other. Hate therefore...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 111–180.
Published: 01 June 2009
... a psychologized, intimate hermeneutic that might think that mere pain can lead to one’s salvation. This is masochism (by the believer) or sadism (by such a God). Perhaps there is no “perverse kernel of Christianity.” Perhaps there is instead a central kernel in Christianity that is wo...