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Whiteness as Family: Race, Class, and Responsibility

Shannon Sullivan

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229734
eISBN:
9780823235186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter talks about whether the racial category of whiteness can be transformed into something other than a category of racist exclusion and oppression. Drawing on the psychoanalytic theory of ... More


The Scenography of Trauma: Oedipus as Tragedy and Complex

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Five considers Freud’s turn to the two tragedies, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It locates Freud’s reading of them in the theoretical crisis of 1897 over the theory of ... More


The Afterwardsness of History

Laurie J. Sears

in Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836832
eISBN:
9780824871031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836832.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines how literature affects the upstream flow of history by considering the works of a number of Dutch Indies and Indonesian writers since the twentieth century. Using literary and ... More


Creation Myths: Freud in France

Paul Earlie

in Derrida and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198869276
eISBN:
9780191905766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores a series of ‘creation myths’ in the reception of Freud’s work in France. In understanding myth as a fictive unity that conceals otherwise troubling ‘aporias’ (a term developed ... More


Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy

Will Stockton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674596
eISBN:
9781452946702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674596.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Arguing that the early modern excremental body is in many ways an erotic body, this book reads psychoanalytic theory through early modern comedies, claiming that it is helpful, rather than inimical, ... More


Subincision of the Ethical Subject (Middlemarch)

Henry Staten

in Spirit Becomes Matter: The Brontes, George Eliot, Nietzsche

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748694587
eISBN:
9781474400916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694587.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Middlemarch depicts the inevitable laying-open of the subject to the force of a social outside that violates the self’s attempt to be a moral monad ruled by moral ideals, and does so by translating ... More


The Alchemy of Relationality

Mari Ruti

in The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses people's unconsciousness concerning other people's thoughts. It specifically explains the implication of this unconsciousness in anyone's lives. People are not only dealing ... More


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