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Pleasures of Benthamism—Utility, or, ‘People mutht be amuthed’: Bentham and

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter treats the fundamental pleasure principle of Bentham's utility, which is Smith's value‐in‐use. It covers a range of Bentham's writings including Principles of Morals and Legislation, ... More


Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy: The Case of

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 1 introduces stakes for Victorian literary‐cultural studies of attention to Utilitarianism and political economy, locating reasons for their widespread neglect and repudiation. Reading ... More


Beyond the Gothic principle

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

All of Gothic fiction turns upon a simple oscillation, on a singular differentiation, a child's game: ‘fort!’ ‘Da!’ A game of loss and recovery, with the former rather than latter in the driving ... More


Macaulay’s (Cyber) Children

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how globalization affects the identities and aspirations of outsourcing workers, managers, and employers. It first considers the rise of a “new middle class” in India and ... More


Trauma and the Genealogy of the Death Drive

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/9780823254590.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Eleven works through Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920) to explicate the role of trauma and the associated notion of the compulsion to repeat in the formulation of the Death Instinct. It ... More


Instincts or Drives?: The Birth of Psychoanalysis

Miguel de Beistegui

in The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547374
eISBN:
9780226547404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547404.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter concludes the genealogy of the homo sexualis by turning to the birth of psychoanalysis, and Freud's contribution to the debate regarding the place and role of sexual drives in a range of ... More


Freud Madox Ford: Impressionism, Psychoanalytic Trauma Theory, and Ford’s Wartime Writing

Karolyn Steffens

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Foregrounding intersections between Ford and Freud, this chapter analyzes Ford’s Impressionism alongside Beyond the Pleasure Principle. Tracing the development of Ford’s Impressionism through ... More


Psychoanalysis and Disintegration: W. H. R. Rivers’s Endangered Self and Sigmund Freud’s Death Drive

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In the context of theories of physiological integration, the later theory of the drives fits astonishingly well. Psychoanalysts were well aware of the wartime return of the problems of integration ... More


The Beyonds of the Pleasure Principle

Aaron Schuster

in The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter II of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition, “Repetition for Itself,” poses the crucial question of how the pleasure principle comes to rule over psychic life. This chapter examines how Deleuze ... More


Death, Mastery, and the Origins of Life: Sigmund Freud’s Strange Proposal

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A close reading of Sections IV and V of Beyond the Pleasure Principle, a reading that produces initial articulations of the death drive and the drive to mastery.


The Impasse of Pleasure: Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores pleasure—of an idiosyncratic texture—as a dominant theme in the interwar fictions of Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys. It considers how Hamilton and Rhys deploy several common ... More


The Sealed Condition: From the Beginnings to Freud and Herzi

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Excision in all of its forms is distributed on the African continent along two axes intersecting in Sudan: an east-west axis from Yemen to Senegal and a north-south axis from Egypt to Tanzania. ... More


Jacques Derrida: … A Life

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at how a possible biography of Derrida would look like in order to be considered as a Derridean biography. It considers life as an economy of death, and reviews Freud's pleasure ... More


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