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    • A Politics of the Unspeakable: The Differend of Israel 

      van Vliet, Netta (2012)
      Israel's establishment in 1948 in former British-Mandate Palestine as a Jewish country and as a liberal democracy is commonly understood as a form of response to the Holocaust of WWII. Zionist narratives frame Israel's ...
    • Child's Play: Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Clinic 

      Laubender, Carolyn (2017)
      In 1925, Sigmund Freud wrote a short preface for August Aichhorn’s forthcoming book, Wayward Youth. There, Freud hailed ‘the child’ as the future of psychoanalysis, declaring that “[o]f all the fields in which psychoanalysis ...
    • Disposable Life: The Literary Imagination and the Contemporary Novel 

      Ciobanu, Calina (2015)
      This dissertation explores how the contemporary Anglophone novel asks its readers to imagine and respond to disposable life as it emerges in our present-day biopolitical landscape. As the project frames it, disposable life ...
    • Pathologies of Political Judgment and Democratic Deliberation 

      Mercado, Raymond (2015)
      Theorists of deliberative democracy maintain that genuine dialogue is premised on the mutual respect of participants, yet a great deal of what passes for civic discourse even in mature democracies takes place among political ...
    • The Longest Transference: Self-Consolation and Politics in Latin Philosophical Literature 

      Robinson, Clifford Allen (2014)
      This dissertation identifies Cicero's <italic>Consolatio</italic>, Seneca's <italic>Ad Polybium de consolatione</italic>, and Boethius' <italic>De consolatione Philosophiae</italic> as self-consolations, in which these Roman ...
    • The Restlessness of the Imaginary 

      Bianchi, Pietro (2019)
      Psychoanalysis has always been based on the eclipse of the visual and on the primacy of speech: this is evident in any clinical experience where the patient lies on the couch and never looks the psychoanalyst in his/her ...
    • The Subaltern Clinic 

      Khan, Azeen (2015)
      The Subaltern Clinic explores a certain legacy of unreason that Sigmund Freud identified throughout the course of his writings as the "death drive," or the compulsion to repeat. In Freud's work, the death drive is often ...