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Joan Copjec

Joan Copjec is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Media Study at the University at Buffalo, where she is also Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture.

Titles by This Author

Ethics and Sublimation

Jacques Lacan claimed that his theory of feminine sexuality, including the infamous proposition, "the Woman does not exist," constituted a revision of his earlier work on "the ethics of psychoanalysis." In Imagine There's No Woman, Joan Copjec shows how Freud's ragtag, nearly incoherent notion of sublimation was refashioned by Lacan to become the key term in his ethics.