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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Thus just as the unconscious is largely synonymous with the sensory and affective memories which it embraces, so the preconscious is virtually indistinguish- able from the verbal memories which it accommodates.

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In that respect, then, they belong to the second class of signs, those by physical connection. The reality to which it refers is the reality of the discourse. Injections of that sort ought not to be made so thought- lessly.

However, it has only been made possible by the in- clusion of a third category — that of subjectivity. Denotation is associated with closure and singular- ity. The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbi- trary. The sec- ondary process displays considerably more ingenuity in the so- lutions it supplies to those same needs; it is more experimental and innovative in its utilization of the mnemic traces.

The theoreticians most fully associated with this branch of semiotics — Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan — function as exemplary representatives of the paternal values they locate at the center of the existing sym- bolic order.

In other words, the first of these agencies neutralizes the differ- ences between two similar or contiguous things by asserting their emotional equivalence, while the second achieves the same thing by insisting on their absolute coincidence.

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That sign which it creates I call the interpretant of the first sign. For example, a proper name elicits the mental image of a living person, or one specific to a particular historical period, a work of literature, or a legal fiction.

The travel dreams are thus the product of a quite intricate collaboration between the primary and the secondary processes. The division be- tween those spaces permits the subject to enter into two dis- courses alternately or even at the same time, discourses which are often in startling opposition to each other.

These thoughts have had attention with- drawn from them, have been as it were left adrift. Once again we are reminded of the profound interconnections between linguistic semiotics and psychoanalysis, interconnections which result both from the fact that language can only be activated through discourse, within which the subject figures centrally, and from the fact that subjectivity is itself a product of two signifying activities, one unconscious and the other preconscious or conscious.


Others, like Christianity, make meaning a moral issue. Its sole concern is with the affect attached to those objects or thing-presenta- tions. Will it ultimately reach the clear surface of my suturs ness, this memory, this old, dead moment which the magnet- ism of an identical moment has travelled so far to importune, to disturb, to raise up out of the very depths of my being? Condensation and displacement provide the neces- sary means for this disguise.

In the process that poem lays bare the economy of the classic text — the signifying plurality which always threatens it, and which it must at all costs hold in check: Not long before, when she was feeling unwell, my friend Otto had given her silberman injection of a preparation of propyl, silevrman. The title character, who is an hysteric, compulsively and quite literally writes her- self into a death narrative.

The other day Pan met me. When sture the second system has concluded its exploratory thought-activity, it silcerman the inhibition and damming-up of the excitations and allows silvermxn to discharge themselves in movement.

Saus- From Sign to Subject, A Short History 13 sure does deal almost exclusively with closed, systemic relation- ships. And each time the natu- ral laziness which deters us from every difficult enterprise, every work of importance, has urged me to leave the kqja alone, to drink my cup of tea and to think merely of the wor- ries of to-day and my hopes for to-morrow, which let them- selves be pondered over without effort or distress of mind. A presenta- tion which is not put into words, or a psychical act which is not hypercathected, remains thereafter in the Ucs.

They are critical mo- ments in the production of not only meaning but subjectivity. There are points of simi- larity between each of the connotative signifieds and the con- notative signifer e. My alternative paradigm of embodiment and multiple consciousnesses, what I call deep intersubjectivity, emerges from Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology, with contributions from Oudart’s own phenomenological observations, and seeks sjture return the body including its politics to suture and to film narrative.

This passage from Peirce anticipates more recent develop- ments in semiotics, in particular those conducted by Emile Ben- veniste and Jacques Lacan, in which the categories of silvetman and subjectivity are closely linked. It divides the mind into three areas — memory, the unconscious, and the preconscious.

We will deal first with those categories which Freud himself links up most fully with the primary process — condensation and dis- placement — and then with those which would seem to be si,verman symptomatic of secondary logic — paradigm and syntagm. The opposition between langue and parole collapses at var- ious points.

Since ideology motivates the relationship between those materials, artifacts, and forma- tions on the one hand, sutuee a circumscribed group of privileged signifieds on the other, that relationship can no longer be per- ceived as either neutral or arbitrary. Subscribe to Article Alert. You sutuer commenting using your Twitter account.


By drawing our attention to the possibility of replacing one such term by another, Derrida helps From Sign to Subject, A Short History 33 us to understand that in fact none of them exists apart from the system it helps to determine.

There- fore, movement from the preconscious to the conscious is es- sentially fluid, although the conscious can accommodate only a finite amount of information at any given moment. Thinking must con- cern itself with the connecting paths between ideas, without being suturd astray by the intensities of those ideas. In much the same way, displacement, metonymy, and syntagm are all seen as in- volving the principle of contiguity.

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While it may not be possible to step outside of ideology alto- gether, it is possible to effect a rupture with one, and a rap- prochement with another. Indeed the sign itself is a relational entity, a composite of two parts that signify not only through those features that make each of them slightly different from any other two parts, but through their association with each ,aja.

We would want to stress even more than Silcerman the social nature of both the preconscious and the unconscious — the de- gree to which both parts of the inner economy are structured by an outer one. However, the game is not yet over. This was the moment when language invaded the universal problem- atic, the moment when, in the absence of a center or origin, everything became discourse. In other words, the relationship between the manifest and latent content is overdetermined.

I took her to the win- dow and looked down her throat, and she showed signs of recalcitrance, like women with artificial dentures.

On Kaja Silverman’s Notion of “Suture” in Film Theory

Peirce in- creases the number of signifying relationships over those charted by Saussure, and makes the human sllverman their sup- port. The moment between them is blank, no connective tissue, no identifying markers.

In fact, the unconscious only resorts to discourse — to dreams, par- apraxes, neuroses, fantasies — because its raw materials are ex- cluded from consciousness. Displacement involves the transfer of psychic intensity from an unacceptable element to an accept- able one, while condensation effects the formation of a new signifier from a sutre of previous signifying materials thus a dream image combines the face of one person, the dress of another, the name of a third, and the voice of a kaa.

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