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Department
English
Course
English 2017
Professor
Nigel Joseph
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 26 01/08/2014 Second semester • Men enjoy them more than women for some reason • One of the most significant aspects is the theory of revulsion or horror associated Freud – enjoyment of the body right across the membrane, sensuous absorption is destroyed early on  • by parental injunctions to be clean and hygienic  • Creed says that when we are watching gore and enjoying it we are returning to childhood pleasures • Psycho – the child kills the mother in the film but reproduces her in himself and he enacts the debate  between himself and her, especially her domination of him.  He’s never able to resolve the dilemma of  escape from the infantile state  • We escape from the pull of the mother by achieving symbolic maturity  • In psycho he cannot escape this  • Idea that female sexuality is more long lasting and capable than male  • Objection is Kristeva word for disgust at the fluid and it’s a fairly complex term  • As an infant becomes adult it learns to object or feel revolted by these aspects of child birth  and infantile pleasure • As adults we turn our back on filth a
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