We can see how Aleixandre's "espina" functions remarkably like Lacan's phallus
in that it violently turns on the text's erotic quest for meaning.
Occiput with only a few black setulae, no band evident; terminalia of [male] as in Figs 1, 56-59, phallus
sheath of hypandrium convex apically, with strong setae basally (Fig.
The exploding phallus
of Judas is, well, imploding, but the burning of the effigy is still done.
Other evidence suggests that most bird species also lost an ancestral phallus
Using these techniques, the flap is harvested with the associated neurovascular supply to construct a phallus
that maintains erogenous and tactile sensation (Felici & Felici, 2006; Ma, Cheng, & Liu, 2011; Monstrey et al.
His home farm is in Llanfihangel GM but he also owns land at Llandegla, near Wrexham, where he was working with a tractor-towed topper when the phallus
began to take shape.
While it is certainly true that the Lacanian position would insist upon the phallus
, "analytic experience attests precisely to the fact that everything revolves around phallic jouissance" (Encore 7), my reading is troubling the primacy of the phallus
5 Even after the phallus
is developed, the term genital tubercle remains, but only as the terminal end of it, which develops into either the glans penis or the glans clitoridis.
For the Greeks and later Roman Priapeia, the phallus
was associated with fertility.
5 x length of tegumen; valva with costal part short, almost 1/3 x length of phallus
, with bulbous base; saccular part absent; vinculum projecting posteriorly as pair of digitate processes, apices rounded, sparsely setose from base to apex, almost 1/3 x length of phallus
Next I turn to philosopher Judith Butler's essay "The Lesbian Phallus
and the Morphological Imaginary" in her 1993 book, Bodies that Matter.
Hypandrium well developed; gonocoxal apodemes broad, well developed; postgonite arising from posterolateral margin of hypandrium, closely associated with phallus