Derrida states that everyone craves nostalgia and the meaning and explanation from where things have come in relation to Freud's death drive
Indeed, this reading may seem conclusive, but in my opinion there resides a compulsion to repeat also in resorting to theory (repeatedly the same old theory)--this may relate to the death drive
in that by doing so one snuffs out the unbearable charge of the particular instance or text.
Lee Edelman, No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
(Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2005), p.
Before launching into an analysis of how the Freudian death drive
pervades the experience of simulated death vis-a-vis the world of digital gaming, it would be beneficial to revisit how death-as-representation has evolved as a necessary simulation and what symptom is being manifested through the need to interact with simulations of death.
Machine Ego," his recent show at Toronto's 2 of 2 Gallery (through April 4), attempts to upstage or reboot contemporary art's technological death drive
I wanted, I told you, to extract death from its impure ore, wanted to free myself from the death drive
in order to reach the decision of death.
In the story, the cat's first appearance is very suggestive: the hogshead of course stands for the sins of the oral drive (gluttony, dipsomania) which ultimately lead to the death drive
Thanatos, the death drive
, is the counterpart of Eros, the life instinct.
Thus, chapter 2, "Vampires, Death Drives
and Silent Film," juxtaposes Freud's speculative theory of the death drive
and general understandings of the objective of psychoanalysis with a concurrent phenomenon, silent film--in particular, Louis Feuillade's 1915 serial film, Les Vampires, and, to a lesser extent, F.
As with some of the most visceral passages in contemporary Lebanese fiction, which capture the point at which the war turns into a kind of self-perpetuating syndrome, the climax of "B as in Beirut" fuses the sex drive and the death drive
together and the results are as devastating as they are irreversible, a crueler rendering of Lady Macbeth's damned spot.
In the ancient world, the hideously destructive furies, who are a kind of image of Thanatos or the Death Drive
, are converted in Aeschylles' Orestia into the kindly Eumenides: tutelary deities are institutionalised, incorporated within the city, their unspeakably awful terror diverted and turned outwards to protect the city.
6) Designed to fit into a post-Hegelian ideology, Zizek's imbrication with Lacan inspires a hermeneutic pattern that invariably appeals to the death drive
and aggressivity, to explain the failures of both democracies and totalitaranisms.