Punctual Musings from LACKers

Methodological Masturbation

By Rosemary Overell Logging on to Twitter late last week, a series of cryptic posts were summoned by my scrolling finger – mostly anchored in the hashtag #AcademicChatter Knowing references were being made to ‘that article,’ ‘this article,’ and, finally, simply ‘the article’ by academics, particularly in the humanities and social sciences field. It seemedContinue reading Methodological Masturbation

‘Peace at Last’: Subjective Destitution and the End of Analysis in Peaky Blinders

By Jack Black Such a subjective destitution entails the possibility for a radical form of separation, paving the way to the real being of the subject, son ‘être du sujet’. (Verhaeghe 2019, 378). … the remainder that as determining his division brings about his fall from his fantasy and makes him destitute as subject. (Lacan,Continue reading “‘Peace at Last’: Subjective Destitution and the End of Analysis in Peaky Blinders”

Trapped by the Bad Infinite: Film Noir Against Contemporary Capitalism

By Ryan Engley Perhaps it is not surprising that an Orson Welles film provides Classic Hollywood’s most enduring visual metaphor for life under contemporary capitalism. The surprising thing is that this metaphor comes not from Citizen Kane but the comparatively less heralded Lady from Shanghai. In it, Michael O’Hara (Welles) becomes infatuated with Elsa BannisterContinue reading “Trapped by the Bad Infinite: Film Noir Against Contemporary Capitalism”


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