Professor of English, Barnard College. Co-edited Reading Seminar XI: Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts, Reading Seminars I and II: Lacan's Return to Freud, and Lacan in the German-Speaking World (2004)

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The Concept of Jouissance and its Significance for the Humanities

What is jouissance? It is a drive for an extreme pleasure that surpasses the pain threshold and that also goes beyond the threat of death

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