jouisance

jouisance

(ˈdʒuːɪsəns)
n
joy; delight
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jouisance

- Also spelled jouissance, it is another word for "enjoyment" or "possession or use of something."
See also related terms for possession.
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La articulacion entre lenguaje y goce no puede no desembocar en la literatura (el arte) como terreno de goce (es lo que Barthes en ese mismo ano, 1973, hace, usando a Sarduy como "caso", al definir dos textualidades y dos regimenes de lectura correlativos: textos de plaisir, textos de jouisance), pero tambien, volverse sobre el propio discurso de Lacan (y, luego, sobre la Maquina de lectura), pues lo que participa del Barroco es, precisamente (?que si no?), su discurso: "no en balde dicen que mi discurso participa del barroco" (LACAN, 2008: 137).
It is, in fact, the visual spectacle of Dimmesdale's torment alone that launches Chillingworth's jouisance, not genital contact.
The key sentence that captures both the proximity and the rupture between ennui and jouissance is: "l'ennui n'est pas loin de la jouisance; il est la jouissance vue des rives du plaisir" (Plaisir; 37); "tedium is not far from rapture; it is rapture seen from the shores of pleasure" (Pleasure, 26; translated modified to highlight the force of desire for jouissance; Miller's bliss is rather too tame and boredom does not, as I will demonstrate, allow for the element of desire as well as drag in ennui).
'The anxiety of the nightmare is experienced properly speaking as that of the jouisance of the Other.