Kristen Ross's Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (London: Verso, 2015) argues that the Paris Commune and three of its nineteenth-century interpreters--Peter Kropotkin, Elisee Reclus, and William Morris--enter "vividly into the figurability
of the present" (p.
His topics include the inaccessible unconscious and reverie as a path of figurability
, transformations in hallucinosis and the reception of the analyst, the un/conscious as a psychoanalytic function of personality, giving body to the mind: a comparison between Freud's and Bion's metapsychologies, and intermediarity as an epistemological paradigm in psychoanalysis.
By providing a kind of figurability
to the message, the tropes make discourse appear" (142).
But in the moment of resistance, the novel cleverly obscures Molly's subjective experience and in doing so retains the child's multivalent figurability
. When Molly evacuates the scene, she withdraws to an autonomous space, the "solitude of her own room" (118).
Produced in a phallic economy, this fantasy "figure marks (out) a horizon of figurability
that is also the vanishing point of representation" (4).
A similar figurability
of citrus can be found in M.
He says that "the very absence in his features becomes a sign and an expression of the presence/absence of corporate power in our daily lives, all-shaping and omnipotent and yet rarely accessible in figurable terms, that is to say, in the representable form of individual actors or agents" (15) While Crockett does not quite fit this description, his persona is nonetheless generic enough to suggest this type of figurability
, though in a different guise.
As soon as one wants to delve into the meaning of the painting, however, one calls upon a fictive time since figurability
can exist only as subject to temporality.
"By providing a kind of figurability
to the message, the tropes [figures, after all, of speech] make discourse appear."  The Reformation commonplace that the sacraments are "words visible," "speakyng signes" that give visib le form to God's words, resonates in the background of Ricoeur's explanation, along with derivation and virtual presence.
Marin, "The Body-of-Power and Incarnation at Port Royal and in Pascal, or of the Figurability
of the Political Absolute," all in M.
It provides the place of figurability
, which is the imaginary schema and sensuous framework for it.