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On the Annihilation of the Human's Fundamental Fantasy of Life: Toward an Anagrammatical Liturgy of Black Messianic Death

On the Annihilation of the Human's Fundamental Fantasy of Life: Toward an Anagrammatical... Andrew SAntAnA KAplAn On the Annihilation of the Human’s Fundamental Fantasy of Life Toward an Anagrammatical Liturgy of Black Messianic Death If the Black is death personie fi d, the White is the personic fi ation of diversity, of life itself. (43) [For] the notion of freedom to attain the ethical purity of its ontological status, one would have to lose one’s Human coordinates and become Black. Which is to say one would have to die. (23) —Frank B. Wilderson III, Red, White & Black (2010) IntroductIon & Methodology 1.1. If, as Wilderson suggests, the White (or no Blac n- k) is the personification of Life as such—or, put otherwise, that Life is the grammar of the Human’s funda- mental fantasy—and to lose one’s Human coordinates is to become Black and die, then Annihilatio (20 n 18) can be read as a cinematic allegorica li l- tur gy1 of traversing the Human’s fundamental fantasy of Life a qunati-B lackness. Within Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the fundamental fantasy is what constitutes the Symbolic coordinates for the Subject’s Imaginary coherence, keeping the Real(’s) absence of coordinates at bay. Written and directed by Alex Gar 2la An nd, nihilatio p nresents a radical refraction http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

On the Annihilation of the Human's Fundamental Fantasy of Life: Toward an Anagrammatical Liturgy of Black Messianic Death

The Comparatist , Volume 45 – Nov 11, 2021

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Andrew SAntAnA KAplAn On the Annihilation of the Human’s Fundamental Fantasy of Life Toward an Anagrammatical Liturgy of Black Messianic Death If the Black is death personie fi d, the White is the personic fi ation of diversity, of life itself. (43) [For] the notion of freedom to attain the ethical purity of its ontological status, one would have to lose one’s Human coordinates and become Black. Which is to say one would have to die. (23) —Frank B. Wilderson III, Red, White & Black (2010) IntroductIon & Methodology 1.1. If, as Wilderson suggests, the White (or no Blac n- k) is the personification of Life as such—or, put otherwise, that Life is the grammar of the Human’s funda- mental fantasy—and to lose one’s Human coordinates is to become Black and die, then Annihilatio (20 n 18) can be read as a cinematic allegorica li l- tur gy1 of traversing the Human’s fundamental fantasy of Life a qunati-B lackness. Within Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the fundamental fantasy is what constitutes the Symbolic coordinates for the Subject’s Imaginary coherence, keeping the Real(’s) absence of coordinates at bay. Written and directed by Alex Gar 2la An nd, nihilatio p nresents a radical refraction

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 11, 2021

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