Prurience is not the effect of formal intervention, of the imposition of the filmmaker's will, but rather of its subtraction, its aphanisis
(in the Lacanian sense: the fading of the subject).
A-pathetic and senseless, this vocal intruder presents as an audio counterpart of the earlier light figure, one that suspends consciousness' shadow-play with an even more deep-seated aphanisis
Lacan argues that in the psychosomatic a "signifying induction at the level of the subject [occurs] in a way that does not bring into play the aphanisis
of the subject" (Fundamental 227).
Rather than ripping down England's ivy and either leaving it strewn across the cemetery or replacing it with plastic plants, Giles looks for the gaps in the foliage, a transatlantic aphanisis
, in dogged fashion, as his vocabulary confirms.
Central to this maneuver are the complementary tropes of aphanisis
, the "fading" of the subject upon contact with language, and prosopopoeia, the lending of a voice to a voiceless entity.
In Lacan's framework, the ideal of self-certainty is subtended by the slippage of signifiers and the aphanisis
(or "fading") of the subject as one signifier provisionally standing in for others.
Persons in Pieces: Race and Aphanisis
in Light in August.
LaCapra's critical analyses of debates about the representation of the Final Solution move him to call for a recognition of the specificity of historical traumas over and against the "structural" or "ontological" understandings of neurosis and the aphanisis
of identity that generalize trauma in Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis respectively.
His essay is part of a larger project that he is currently working on, involving romantic aphanisis
and sensation, portions of which have also appeared in MLG and diacritics.
, implosion, Fury of the Verschwindens" (39).
El termino proviene del griego aphanisis
, y quiere decir invisibilidad, desaparicion.
12) For a discussion of aphanisis
in The Black Curtain, cf.