“Frau K. had usurped Dora’s place as her father’s own caretaker, I suggest that Dora’s ideal ego fantasy was shattered. She was utterly demoted. Her ideal ego position could no longer be that of a cherished object, free to reject or be pursued without sexual consequence.” – ELLIE RAGLAND http://ift.tt/1RJrm7k
“psychosis is the failure of an inscription for lack—of being all one sex—neurosis denying the difference; ..perversion repudiating it” – ELLIE RAGLAND
“Our hopes for totality, for ongoing pleasure, for final harmonies, are inane dreams that make us suffer and keep us from making any change at all.” – ELLIE RAGLAND
“we ..keep ourselves from realizing the price we pay for clinging to the familiarity of jouissance that blocks any exit from pain and discontent.” – ELLIE RAGLAND
“Alexandre Leupin describes this surplus in language or in the body as the quality of meaning Lacan called the jouissance” – ELLIE RAGLAND
“the sinthome as a writing of the real that traces the particular path of the dialectic between desire and jouissance in a given life.” – ELLIE RAGLAND
“Objet a is an excess or surplus in jouissance that bears witness to a tie between the world and the body at the level of the already constituted meaning one might call the symptom” – the object a is not das Ding an sich, it is not a logically decipherable presence either.
– ELLIE RAGLAND