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Of Empty Places: Žižek and Laclau; or, The End of the Affair

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Slavoj Žižek's development from post-Marxism to revolution. Žižek's evolution from the primacy of the symbolic to an unintended repetition of the movement that culminated in ... More


The Gift and Violence

Marika Rose

in A Theology of Failure: žižek against Christian Innocence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284078
eISBN:
9780823285914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284078.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Both ancient and contemporary discussions about the nature of desire and ontology (and the relationship between the two) have been driven by economic concerns. Both the relationship between God and ... More


Divine Violence as Trauma

Marika Rose

in A Theology of Failure: žižek against Christian Innocence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284078
eISBN:
9780823285914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284078.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses key questions about Žižek’s divinely violent ontology of failure: first, how to specify the difference between “good” aneconomic violence and “bad” economic violence and, ... More


The Death Drive: From Freud to Žižek

Marika Rose

in A Theology of Failure: žižek against Christian Innocence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284078
eISBN:
9780823285914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284078.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Žižek’s account of the relation between desire and the death drive and gives an account of the ways in which this central Žižekian notion is ontologized and how this model ... More


Performing Antigone in the Twenty‐First Century

S. E. Wilmer

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some productions in the late twentieth century (Fugard's The Island, Gambaro's Antígona Furiosa, and Glowacki's Antigone in New York) that have employed Antigone as a kind of ... More


The Reality of Film: Theories of Filmic Reality

Richard Rushton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082689
eISBN:
9781781702994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082689.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In formulating a notion of filmic reality, this book offers a novel way of understanding our relationship with cinema. It argues that cinema need not be understood in terms of its capacities to refer ... More


Filmic reality and ideological fantasy

Richard Rushton

in The Reality of Film: Theories of Filmic Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082689
eISBN:
9781781702994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082689.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with one of the more controversial contributors to recent debates in film studies: Slavoj Žižek. His reconceptualization of Lacanain psychoanalytic theory around the category of ... More


The Post-Marx of the Letter: Laclau and Mouffe Between Postmodern Melancholy and Post-Marxist Mourning

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the movement from the symbolic to a desymbolization that opens the door to political voluntarism by focusing on Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's 1985 book Hegemony and ... More


Mystical Theology and the Four Discourses

Marika Rose

in A Theology of Failure: žižek against Christian Innocence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284078
eISBN:
9780823285914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284078.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this chapter I suggest that a rereading of Dionysius’s Mystical Theology through Jacques Lacan’s four discourses illustrates how a Žižekian ontology makes possible a materialist reading of ... More


Epilogue

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This epilogue summarizes issues underlying the emergence of post-Marxism in the 1970s and 1980s as Marxism lost its hold on the imagination of the western European intellectual left. The post-Marxism ... More


Distress II

Simon Morgan Wortham

in Modern Thought in Pain: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748692415
eISBN:
9781474408660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692415.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter picks up afresh the question of whether the contrast between Rancière's emphasis on human equality and Lyotard's accent on dissymmetry can really be reduced to a matter of ... More


‘Brother Unkind’: Annabella’s Heart in ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Sara Eaton

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Giovanni’s pursuit of Annabella’s heart in John Ford’s Tis Pity She’s a Whore, suggesting that it is the Courtly lover’s necessary abject position in relation to the beloved ... More


Public consciousness, political conscience, and memory in Latin American nueva canción

Richard Elliott

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0089
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The nueva canción, or ‘new song’, movements that emerged in Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s, and whose beginnings are normally associated with the Chilean Violeta Parra (1917–67) and the ... More


Slavoj Žižek in Ramallah: Back to the Trauma Zone

Merav Yudilovith

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the world premiere of Udi Aloni's film, Forgiveness, in Ramallah. The screening of Forgiveness was attended by intellectuals as well as Palestinian artists and filmmakers such ... More


Anxiety and the S(ub)lime Body of God

Clayton Crockett

in Interstices of the Sublime: Theology and Psychoanalytic Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227211
eISBN:
9780823235308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227211.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the topic of anxiety, especially the anxiety of the body in relation to traditional thought about the divine and the human. To suggest a distinction between repression and ... More


The Acousmatic Voice

Brian Kane

in Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Applying the theory of acousmatic sound presented in chapters 4 and 5, this chapter analyzes the role of acousmatic sound in philosophical accounts of the voice, from Husserl to Žižek and Dolar. The ... More


Empty Epiphanies in Modernist and Postmodernist Theory

John D. Caputo

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter argues that the structure evident in recent discussions of mysticism can also be found in modernist and postmodernist critical theory. It draws attention to a structure to be found ... More


Untranslatable Community: Toward a Gothic Way of Speaking

Reiko Shindo

in Belonging in Translation: Solidarity and Migrant Activism in Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529201871
eISBN:
9781529201918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201871.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the various ways of dealing with the mismatch between visibility and audibility help one to imagine a social space centred on the failure of communication, or ... More


The Jouissance of Philanthrocapitalism:: Enjoyment as a Post-Political Factor

Japhy Wilson

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Philanthrocapitalism is the name given to the recent trend towards the funding and management of development programmes by philanthropic foundations. This chapter analyses philanthrocapitalism as an ... More


Bruce Lee Between Popular Culture and Cultural Politics

Paul Bowman

in Beyond Bruce Lee: Chasing the Dragon Through Film, Philosophy, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165297
eISBN:
9780231850360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165297.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the discourses on Bruce Lee found in fields concerned with cultural politics, such as cultural studies, media studies, film studies, and ethnic identity studies. In these ... More


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