postmodernism - interpolation http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/taxonomy/term/327/0 en Butler & Freud on melancholy http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/173 <p>Butler repeatedly asks how a subject could internalize lost attachment to an object prior to the constitution of interior/exterior distinctions. I guess I'm not sure about Butler's relationship to Freud: did Freud give melancholy its founding, originary role, or did he conceive of it as one possible psychic phenomenon among many? Is the paradox Butler seizes on inherent to Freud, or is it the result of her own understanding of melancholy as the founding turn of subjectivation?</p> <p><a href="http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/173">read more</a></p> http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007/node/173#comments Butler Freud interpolation melancholy Mon, 19 Nov 2007 04:01:05 +0000 aha 173 at http://machines.kfitz.info/149-2007