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The Image of the Body
in Psychoanalysis

J-A MILLER

The Communist Idea &
the Question of Terror

ALAIN BADIOU

I Saw Him, Blushed,
Grew Pale
FRANÇOIS REGNAULT

A Desire Without
Cause?
MARIE-HÉLÈNE BROUSSE

The Other Who Does
Not Exist

PIERRE-GILLES GUÉGUEN

The Two Sexes and
the Other Jouissance
ÉRIC LAURENT

The Reverseof the
Hysterical Symptom
ÉRIC LAURENT

Wall of Screens
GÉRARD WAJCMAN

Love Versus
"Symptomatic Love"
ALAN ROWAN

Better Living through
Facebook
NANCY BARTON

Stations of the Arkwork
HUNTER HUNT-
HENDRIX

Empty Centers
COLLEEN A
SPER

God as the Big Other
SLAVOJ Z
IZEK


          

The Reverse of the
Hysterical Symptom








Éric Laurent

 


[...]Every discipline provides reports on journeys to the country of jouissance. Not only the journeys of those who devote their bodies to exhibition, but also the bodies of those who devote themselves to punning. Literature is no longer aimed at the stomach, as Julien Gracq denounced, it is aimed at the organ "outside the body" presented by Serge Cottet in this Conference. The writer has a tendency to take the position of a journalist in the country of jouissance; everyone describes his or her own incest, his or her own stay in the country of such and such a more or less perverse practice, the writer tells us how he or she was an acolyte in such and such a way of enjoying. In the Epicureanism of our time, the open asceticism by which Lucretian atomism is found again in the shelter of the elementary particles. What is important is that the subject does not regard him or herself as an exception, undergoes this experience, and then goes on to play his or her role somewhere else. He or she only believes that. The modern subject does not wish to be famous for fifteen minutes, but rather wishes to cross the various sanctifications of the body, the different ways in which jouissance marks it yet is not really classified by it. In this sense, it is a feminine position of the subject, less defined by the fixedness of the male side of perversion, where objet a finds its trace.[...]




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