‘Supposing the Subject’ edited by Joan Copjec

Published by Verso in 1994.


The psychoanalytic subject in modern culture and politics.

A collection of essays by theorists in culture and politics. Experts from a variety of fields re-examine the origins of the subject as understood by Descartes, Kant and Hegel, and consider contemporary ideas that revive the subject, including queer theory and national identity.


Introduction by Joan Copjec

1. Subjection and Subjectivation by Etienne Balibar
2. Sex and the Euthanasia of Reason by Joan Copjec
3. Who’s Who? Introducing Multiple Personality by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen
4. The Phrenology of Spirit by Mladen Dolar
5. Is There a Cause of the Subject? By Slavoj Žižek
6. “Things to Come: A Hysteric’s Guide to the Future Female Subject by Juliet Flower MacCannell
7. “Experimental Desire: Rethinking Queer Subjectivity by Elizabeth Grosz
8. The Role of Gender and the Imperative of Sex by Charles Shepherdson
9. Father, Can’t You See I’m Filming? by Parveen Adams
10. Anxious Nations, Nervous States by Homi K. Bhabha

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