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Economic dependence on foreign soil and labor generates a phantasmic pastoral nation-state discontinuous with history, the belated invention that is Monkey Island, a figure for Britain itself.
In Indian folklore, river systems, and especially marshes and swamps, have always been peculiarly susceptible to the phantasmic power of historical events.
Yet, his analysis appreciates that "the past and its phantasmic modifications undeniably have possessive force, and actingout may be not only necessary but perhaps never fully overcome" (1998, 185).
Berry negotiates this deftly with her claim that any re-inscription of "textual remains" may never leave "archaic or abjected cultural origins completely behind" (46), or that "once cut off from their originating context, and 'inserted' or 'inscrolled' in an alien cultural surface, can acquire new interest--an exaggerated significance whose 'incising' effect is 'incorporeal' in that it verges on the uncanny, phantasmic, or spectral--precisely because of the loss of an original cultural context or frame.
According to an abstract of the book, a Lacan-inspired reading of Hegel leads Burak to conclude that the current anti-war movement must avoid repeating the same phantasmic structure as the war it deplores.
Wells then moves to contemporary psychoanalytical theory where the object of desire has phantasmic qualities; Freud, Kristeva, and Abraham all connect the loss of the object with the original lost object.
He examines the nature of catastrophe and the necessity of evil, the workings of sacrifice as love's ultimate demand, the nature of evil and the phantasmic, damage as a logic of evil, denial and the elimination of evil (and evil's elimination of the subject in denial), truth and faith or forms and signs of life's power, love and the limits of justice, and the art of "alchemizing" evil.
disjointed limbs" creates a phantasmic "fragilization" (54) that is evident as a symptom of hysteria.
31) Nabokov (whose detailed influence has also yet to be fully traced in the criticism) had persistent recourse to this imperative and his Hermann Hermann in Despair could be speaking for Banville's ekphrastic strategies when, in attempting to depict his phantasmic twin, he complains that 'words alone, owing to their special nature, are unable to convey visually a likeness', and wishes that the two faces could be 'side by side, by means of real colors'.
He loves some of his phantasmic visions so much - malevolent moving trees, swarms of beetles, unkindnesses of crows - that he repeats them to the point of tedium.
1272) and Roger Bacon (1214-92), made comments and allusions that seem to reflect phantasmic theory, the Dominican Thomas Aquinas was responsible for the most thoughtful and systematised treatment of this aspect of Aristotle's philosophy since ancient times.