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JOUISSANCE:MY PERSONAL CONSTRUCT WITH EXAMPLES.BY STEVEN BENSON

Reading Edelman(“No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive”, 2004)is like putting together the pieces of an elusive jigsaw!My experience of working with critical theory is that a PERSONAL CONSTRUCT you build up,around a certain train of critical thinking, helps(a … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO LEE EDELMAN (CONTD):LACAN-FOR PEOPLE STRUGGLING(INCLUDING MYSELF!); AN ATTEMPT AT UNDERSTANDING, IN A SIMPLIFIED FORM. BY STEVEN BENSON

Lacan(1901-81), psycho-analyst-influenced by Malarme(Symbolist poet) and Surrealism…. I am VERY indebted to Appignanesi and Garratt et al, “Introducing PostModernism”(1995/1999) for the following!: Lacan said; 1.the unconscious is structured as a language. 2.the self is a fiction 3. the unconscious functions … Continue reading

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INTERTEXTUALITY OF CRITICAL THEORIES:IN PRACTICE,NOW, HERE (IN THIS POST). BY STEVEN BENSON

CITING ¬†critical thories, INTERTEXTUALISING them with other critical theories/concepts: spectral with psychogeography….citationality with hegemonically constructed “masculine” and “feminine” roles and sexual orientation binaries.. cited in historical context sense(HISTORICISM),subconsciously perpetuated from generation to generation unless we PERFORMATELY/LUDICALLY challenge them in a … Continue reading

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