parapraxis


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parapraxis

 [par″ah-prak´sis] (pl. paraprax´es.)
a lapse of memory or mental error, such as a slip of the tongue or misplacement of an object, which, in psychoanalytic theory, is due to unconscious associations and motives; commonly called a “freudian slip.”

parapraxis

/para·prax·is/ (-prak´sis) pl. paraprax´es   a faulty action, as a slip of the tongue or misplacement of an object, which in psychoanalytic theory is due to unconscious associations and motives.

parapraxis

(păr′ə-prăk′sĭs)
n. pl. para·praxes (-prăk′sēz)
A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive.
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Most welcome is a Thomas Elsaesser essay "'Rescued in Vain': Parapraxis and Deferred Action in Konrad Wolf's Stars", what I believe to be the most accomplished treatment of the film in English and to be published as part of a forthcoming book by the author.
In a sense, these discrepancies reveal the conflicted unconscious of the university through an institutional parapraxis.
Atchley adds, "writing a/theologically is parapraxis, that is, a praxis which involves 'failure, slip, error, or mistake'.