What can such a parapraxis
reveal about the institutional unconscious?
The beauty of a parapraxis
is that it works by way of affinity (teeth, teach) and disruption or incoherence all at once.
In the context of analytic speech, especially in the way in which Lacan maps it out, the vasanas and samskaras (desire traces and memory traces) give rise to chains of associations as in instances of parapraxis
, and so forth.
The cinematic parapraxis
here consists in the curiously romantic tone with which the Klan's moonlit ride is presented, a tone apparently inconsistent with the horror of the experience of the Klan's attack from the perspective of Malcolm's family.
The compulsion is also not sufficiently sporadic for the listener to consider it, like a parapraxis
, a passing conflict between the colonel's statement and intention; his lies are always framed by anecdotes that copy the figurative process of writing: "His allusions were very quietly and casually made; but they were all too dangerous experiments and close shaves" (J, 392).
Anecdotally, taking what others (the Chorus) say in place of (and for) the subject (Oedipus) is the kind of parapraxis
not foreign to enigmas favored by Lacan himself.
I have focused on what may seem a rather captious point because, as a critical parapraxis
, it situates Mann's feminism more tellingly than does her claim to a pan-feminist pluralism and eclecticism.
This technological parapraxis
confirms my association of Klein with SPECTRE'S Rosa Klebb, whose reputation as an interrogator rests on her ability both to call out specialty tortures by number and to coo softly to her victim, "There, there my dove.
44) The second parapraxis
comes from his using personification.
At one point the Prefect drops a lighter which just happens to roll under the piano, a parapraxis
that allows him to bend down to look for it and therefore have the opportunity to observe his sister who is wearing only stockings.
45) In this marriage, the fruit of the union risks untimely delivery, the wife is implicated in fornication, and the husband's parapraxis
that he "detest[s]" his wife reflects ironically on the "friendly fellowship" they are supposed to maintain.