The Concept of Jouissance and its Significance for the Humanities

By Maire Jaanus.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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What is jouissance? It is a drive for an extreme pleasure that surpasses the pain threshold and that also goes beyond the threat of death

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 1. Article: Print (Spiral Bound), ISSN: ISSN 1447-9508, HC03-0054-2003. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 283.508KB), ISSN: ISSN 1447-9559, HC03-0054-2003.

Prof. Maire Jaanus

Maire Jaanus, Professor of English and Chair, Barnard College/Columbia University, is theauthor of Literature and Negation, Georg Trakl, She - a Novel, and the co-editor of Reading Seminar XI: Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts (1995), Reading Seminars I and II: Lacan's Return to Freud (1996) and of Lacan in the German- Speaking World (2004). Most recently she has edited, with introduction and notes, a new edition of Tolstoy's The Brothers Karamazov.


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