queer critique has been used to understand a range of non-LGBT-identified figures--from the African American "welfare queen" (Cohen, 1997) to the Brown man profiled as a putatively perverse Arab terrorist (Puar, 2007)--as queer, and thus to nurture incipient possibilities for coalition politics among differently marginalized people.
In effect, the assertion becomes subjectless
, as it were, devoid of any relation to a subject, and yet it is truly an encounter with being from the perspective of the subject's knowledge of that which is.
In this way, bawdy--as a kind of boundless, subjectless
eroticism--more aptly fits Diomedes' account of Helen's corrupted body than Adriana's account of her husband's adulterous desire.
clauses that do not comply with the attachment rule, defined as "the rule that the notional subject of a subjectless
subordinate clause has the same referent as the subject of the superordinate clause" (Chalker and Weiner 1994: 38).
Thus, differences in Tense/Mood were supplemented by distinct types of grammatical Subjects, with referentially specific pronominal or lexical subjects preferred across narratives as against impersonal, often subjectless
, constructions in the expository texts (Berman 2011, Ravid et al.
It would be interesting too to examine the relationship between the different kinds of structures used in OE as DPRs of events: VOSI, VOSende, but also Denison's (1993) V+I construction, in which the perception verb takes a subjectless
Again retroactively, when Jacques says that to know nothing about Lol was already to know her, he can now be seen as responding to this subjectless
Lol in a way that sustains rather than covers up her lack, thus declining the gentrification of his Real beloved.
The book draws together discussions of the ocular, specular, and spectacular nature of monstrosity with (as in Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock's chapter) the invisible monstrosity of subjectless
agents, like angered Mother Nature or a viral plague, or morally depraved sociopaths, who, like American Psycho's Patrick Bateman, are monstrous only on the inside.
Over the course of time I have increasingly moved away from talking about God and his Christ in a way that is subjectless
and historically untethered.
In the second part of the chapter, despite the self-proclaimed return to the materialism of early Freudian psychoanalysis in his 1954-55 seminars on Freud and Technique, Lacan is shown to stop similarly short of fully de-idealising the machine metaphor for the mind, regardless of his attempt to deploy a more automatic, subjectless
, exteriorised techne of consciousness (pp60, 64): 'technological exteriority remains nothing more than the anthropomorphised projection of psychic interiority' (p65).
The puzzle is that a subjectless
content can ground a self-ascription which is IEM, but which is made using the first-person pronoun, which 'exhibits all the characteristics of a genuinely referring term'; '[i]t occupies an argument place that can take other values, it is intersubstitutable with other representationally mediated forms of reference to oneself, and it supports all of the ordinary argument patterns' (63).
It is not the subject that structures his bodily sensations through the construction of fantasies, but the fantasies, as external interpretative schemes for these subjectless
sensations, that allow the subject to emerge and to reflect upon these sensations.