“The need to study Frankenstein's dream remains as ongoing and pressing as it has been for decades because it still causes us to confront what Victor Frankenstein's and the reader will not face steadily: the unaccommodated tugs-of-war between cultural tendencies that have been and remain "cathected" onto Frankenstein and the endless adaptations of it.”
“But such readings, while persuasive in different ways, posit a theory of history at the cost of not seeing history itself as also something cathected onto being, nature or self.”
“At the same time, temporality moves forward in a calendrical inevitability that gets cathected as promise.”
“Hermannsschlacht, The Battle of Hermann (1808), cathected as the redundant sovereignty of one word,”
“Hence also counter-cathexis, anti-cathexis: the energy invested in maintaining repression of a cathected process.”
“This is fine for dealing with people who have heavily cathected their avatars -- a sanction against the avatar will act as a deterrent -- but many of the griefers and other more sociopathic problem characters will not be deterred.”
“But there is not yet a self sufficient for him to cathect to in the way that he had cathected to her.”
“Kohut 1971, an object is narcissistically cathected when we experience it not as the centre of its own activity but as part of ourselves.”
“Then, third, the certain insight that there are no indications of reality in the unconscious, so that one cannot distinguish between truth and fiction that has been cathected with affect.”
“Professionals label personality Types A and B along with victims of cathected libido.”
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