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What Gender Is, What Gender Does

Judith Roof

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698578
eISBN:
9781452954387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698578.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Genders are dynamics, persistent sets of operations that link individual desires to multiple, shifting manifestations of socio-cultural positioning and self-presentation. These include narratives of ... More


Logic, Science, Writing

Lorenzo Chiesa

in The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529037
eISBN:
9780262335034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529037.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins a detailed account of the phallic function as the transcendental logic of Homo sapiens’ sexuation and subjectivation – where there is no sexuation without subjectivation, and vice ... More


The Logic of Sexuation

Lorenzo Chiesa

in The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529037
eISBN:
9780262335034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529037.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter continues to elucidate the phallic function as the transcendental logic of Homo sapiens’ sexuation and subjectivation. More specifically, it details how the phallic function functions in ... More


0, 1, Undecidability, and the Virgin

Lorenzo Chiesa

in The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262529037
eISBN:
9780262335034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529037.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter concludes the investigation of the phallic function and sexuation. It argues that, against Frege and logical positivism, the phallic function as the transcendental logic of ... More


Lacanian Orlando

Katharine Swarbrick

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores sexuality and desire through a Lacanian reading of Virginia Woolf's Orlando (1928) and Jacqueline Harpman's Orlanda (1996). It first discusses some key concepts associated with ... More


Introduction

Judith Roof

in What Gender Is, What Gender Does

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698578
eISBN:
9781452954387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698578.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter is an introduction that lays out the conceptual bases for a systems theory of genders linked to Lacanian notions of sexuation as well as to popular cultural manifestations and the deep ... More


Melville’s “Porno-Tropics”: Re-Sexuating Pacific Encounters

Jason Berger

in Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents three narratives of Herman Melville—Typee: A Romance of the South Seas, Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas, and Mardi and a Voyage Thither—to discuss the fantasmatic elements in ... More


The Faux and the Schmo: Parodying Reality TV

Jennifer Friedlander

in Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter engages with the reality TV show parody The Joe Schmo Show, whose premise rests upon a cast of actors convincing an earnest participant that he is competing in a Big Brother–style ... More


Melancholia and the Real of the Illusion

Jennifer Friedlander

in Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores Lars von Trier’s 2012 film, Melancholia, which tells the story of a profoundly depressed woman on the brink of the apocalypse. The film ends with its main characters huddled in ... More


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