So our horizon of origins keeps changing. The self is also the agent of its own production as radically other. Specifically, by deploying the word "crossroads" to mark the inaugural moment of "misrecognition" (mČconnaissance) when the infant suddenly assumes an image, Lacan announces his second reorganization of the Oedipus complex. 10 For a discussion of Ferenczi's differences with Freud that is heavily weighted against Ferenczi, see Jones, 3: 46-81. No significant disparities exist between what "appeared in 1938" and what Lacan is about to present in 1946. Here we have the case of a memory arousing an affect [of fright] which it did not arouse as an experience, because in the meantime the change in puberty had made possible a different understanding of what was remembered" (I: 356). (Seminar I, 233 / 208), Ferenczi emerges in such passages as a composite figure of precursor and semblable: the one-who-came-before who is also the one-like-me. Although Lacan would cast aside most precursors or supports, these same neglected ones merely wait to be recalled. Ferenczi defers to "Freud's discovery"--those are his words--even as he sets out to range beyond it: "Following in his footsteps, I shall attempt once more to deal with the problem of the sense of reality in the light of his discovery" (373, 367). Harold Bloom portrays the anxiety of influence primarily as a manifestation of the Oedipal conflicts arising between paternal precursors and their disciples: "Battle between strong equals, father and son as might opposites" (11). Although the monster is innocent at first, Victor explains to Walton that he must end the monster’s corrupted life to obtain vengeance for his friends’ deaths. I think that as far as ... the phantasies of the castration veil are concerned, and also the threats of mutilation, one needs to refer to the stages. Rome, ancient and modern, as well as the Third Reich, might be equally on Lacan's mind in his "Discourse" of 1953. 8 Roudinesco also notes that "a transition was ... effected from the description of a concrete experiment to the elaboration of a doctrine" (Jacques Lacan & Co., 143). He thus tells the truth when he says that the sense of fragmentation is never fully overcome, even in those pleasurable moments in which an image of totality is glimpsed. 3 Ken Frieden notes a resemblance between Freud and the figure of Janus: as a dream interpreter, Freud himself was "two-faced, divided between orientations toward the past and toward the future." Dolto, a clinician specializing in children, took careful and copious notes on that occasion. The attempt to upstage the Oedipal father (and the powerful author of Totem and Taboo) by means of the mirror stage demonstrates the paramount significance of the paternal function in the regulation of human affairs. ... the anal stage is no less purely historical when it is actually experienced than when it is reconstituted in thought." Babies learn to manipulate their environment as an extension of their own base needs and desires. This image ("the total form of the body") allows some compensation for the malaise ("the fragmented body-image") that persists in the psyche after the prematurity and discordances of birth. The Psychomachia "participates in universal-salvation history" and, pragmatically, is meant "to aid in the salvation of its Christian audience" (Smith, 4). As C. S. Lewis remarks in a perspicacious footnote in The Allegory of Love (1936), an "obvious parallel" to the Christian allegory of the soul in conflict is "modern psycho-analysis and its shadowy personages such as the 'censor'. Such a teaching, however, cannot be subject to the time-bound procession of "earlier" and "later" variants. Both Michael Eigen, in a comparison of Winnicott and Lacan, and Roudinesco, in a more recent comparison of Wallon and Lacan, comment on the negativistic aspect of the Lacanian vision (Eigen, 421-22; Roudinesco, Jacques Lacan & Co., 143). The second phase entails an ongoing narcissistic, imaginary relationship based on aggressive alienation/erotic attraction between the ego and the other. The term "affective dynamism" in this passage should be glossed by the "triumphant jubilation" frequently associated with the child's identification of the image: "[W]hat demonstrates [sic] the phenomenon of recognition, which involves subjectivity, are the signs of triumphant jubilation and playful discovery that characterize, from the sixth month, the child's encounter with his image in the mirror" (Šcrits, 112 / 18). The primordial ambivalence or "basic tension" provoked during weaning persists and presides over all later stages of psychical differentiation (27 / 14). History, then, is to biological memory as culturally determined complexes are to instincts. In a footnote to "Of Our Antecedents," an introduction to the early works collected in Šcrits, Lacan writes that he "neglected to deliver" his text for publication in the congress proceedings. In other words, while still engaged in formulating a model for the ambivalent relations that structure the psyche, Lacan moves to a different level of description. Actually, it doesn't. Social isolation leads to a loss of morality. From these they developed profiles of typical development of the children in each age group. 11 From a contemporary perspective Ferenczi's insights into the responses of young children to sexual abuse and violence are not only illuminating but all too verifiable. By means of this ideational dialogue, I shall try to present not only the singularity of Lacan's theory about the encounter with the specular image and its ramifications but also why and how this theory produces a specular effect. Mario Rendon, for example, cites Lacan's 1949 essay as a source for the observation that "the image of the self is originally constructed around the perceived image of the mother" (350). As he travels in the woods, he begins to find peace once again and he says, “I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, revive within me” (Shelley 95). By contrast, Lacan describes a short-lived moment of jubilation. Doing it "well enough" casts the analyst in the mirror-role of the mother. At this juncture, then, the question of the subject--"Which dreamed it?" ndor Ferenczi, Carl Jung, and others chose to focus on the developmental suggestions in Freud's work, the idea of deferred action recurs throughout his writings. He only repeats them. Solitude induces a shameful development of morals.…, Because of Victors actions, the creature is not able to control his rage. Nevertheless, Girard's idea of the mimetic rival differs from Lacan's mirror-stage rival in two basic respects. Lacan makes it clear that grasping the symbolic logic of language is an arduous task that must be enforced by Order or the Phallus. In comparable oneiric scenes of ferocious violence, bodies embrace on another and sink into combat. ...[I]t might be argued that the application of psychological terms at all to the unconscious is itself a species of allegory" (61 n. 1). In the killing fields of the Psychomachia, bitter adversaries gather together in inverted symmetry: Faith and Worship-of-the-Old-Gods are followed by Chastity and Lust the Sodomite, Long-Suffering and Wrath, Lowliness and Pride, Soberness and Indulgence, and so forth. Gay observes, for instance, that Abraham's papers on libido development "served to redirect Freud's own thinking," and thus had far-reaching consequences for the history of psychoanalysis (Freud: A Life, 182). Lacans notion of the mirror stage seems to rely directly on the ability of the child to see. Industry vs. Inferiority. The connections sketched here (Wallon-Lacan-Winnicott) constitute a line of disrupted continuities in more ways than one. Freud does not specify or name the object sought. Is it a real or metaphorical reflector? In this way the monster fulfills his role as creator, creating anguish and despair, but also reflects Frankenstein’s part as destroyer, having murdered a number of people, all innocents uninvolved in the conflict between him and his…, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley follows the story of a man named Victor Frankenstein who strives to create a perfect being, but eventually only creates a disturbing monster. Victor assembled another creation, despite some apprehension, only to destroy the Creature’s mate. 7 Contra the "vertical" conception of allegorical narratives as a providing a kind of baseline for interpretation, Maureen Quilligan argues for a "horizontal" or progressive view: "it would be more precise to say ... that allegory works horizontally rather than vertically, so that meaning accretes serially, interconnecting and criss-crossing the verbal surface long before one can accurately speak of moving to another level 'beyond' the literal" (28). It is only through "the speech addressed to the other," through the dimension of interlocution, that the assumption of the past and future might takes place. Ambivalence is a first stepping-stone on the way toward the recognition of external reality. "I might as well be categorical," Lacan says--and so he is: [I]t is not a question of reality, but of truth, because the effect of full speech is to reorder past contingencies by conferring on them the sense of necessities to come, such as they are constituted by the little freedom through which the subject makes them present. With these two revisionary moments, Lacan could be said to put himself in place of the (Freudian) father and the (Kleinian) mother. Enactive , which is the representation of knowledge through actions. His insistence brings me, at the risk of a certain implausibility, to offer the following interpretation: in the small world of the infantile ego striving to surmount its supports, the venerable injunction "Thou shalt have no other images before me" has a revisionary, projecting meaning. The terrain of the Christian psychomachia is a substantial, albeit sinful, individual soul. The intermingling between making love and making war that apparently unintentionally marks the Psychomachia's rhetorical machinery tends to undermine the hostilities it stages. quoted in Macey, 97-98). According to Lacan, "[w]hat the subject welcomes in [the image] is its inherent mental unity; ... what he applauds in it is the triumph of its integrative power" (CF, 18 / 44; emphasis added). First, Lacan displaces or relocates the "crossroads" from the Oedipal phase to an anterior structural, if not temporal, moment in the subject's life-journey. . Jacques Marie Émile Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Ferenczi's "active therapy" and other innovative techniques were, in some respects, forerunners of the variable-length sessions with which Lacan was to experiment. The allegorical treatment of the mysteries as possessing a spiritual value (which is both hidden and revealed in the myths themselves and in related rituals) established a dynamic and diversified generic pattern. This reference even more explicitly points to a metonymic reversal: a new coinage that replaces an old one by overturning its established semantic valence. "The Mirror Stage" as an act of allegorical composition cannot be strictly delimited or separated from these acts of interpretive appropriation. Wallon is most noticeably absent from the 1949 essay on the mirror stage. After Les complexes familiaux appeared in volume 8 of the EncyclopČdie franÁaise, World War II and the German occupation of France intervened. "I was now about to form another being, of whose dispositions I was alike ignorant; she might become ten thousand times more malignant than her mate, and delight, for its own sake, in murder and wretchedness. In so doing, Lacan effects a synthesis between the Hegelian phenomenology that posits conflicted intersubjective relations--"the social reality," in KojËve's phrase--as paramount to subject formation and the theological outlook that envisions the psyche as an instrasubjective battlefield. It is in keeping with this trend toward self-fashioning that Lacan, baptized Jacques-Marie Šmile, eventually discarded two of his first names. The animal, as opposed to the human infant, cannot grasp the relation between the virtual image seen in the mirror and the reality outside. Nevertheless, war alone is not enough. Since the first entry directs the reader to a nonexistent text, Miller's referral may well, as Jane Gallop remarks, be "not just ambiguous, but ironic" (Reading Lacan, 75). Babies learn to manipulate their environment as an extension of their own base needs and desires. The example of the Wolf Man is only one case in point. Instead, Lacan speaks of his "invention" of the ideas of the moi and mirror stage (67). The central insight of the poem--"non simplex natura hominis" (l. 904)--thus has its actualization in the narrative device of doubling. But even with these various frames of reference in view, the commentator does not necessarily lack or lose conviction. Lacan's familiarity with Hegelian philosophy and, especially, with KojËve's influential commentary on The Phenomenology of Spirit is evident in Les complexes familiaux and his later writings. . Viewed metacritically, Lacan's exegesis freely borrows and superimposes motifs from the classical myths of Narcissus and of Oedipus. In a manner of speaking, the place and the time of the encounter have changed. The two faces of Janus (Janus bifrons) enabled him to watch over the exterior and the interior of houses, exits and entrances, departures from and returns to the city. Freud's meditation on the genesis of intellectual activity omits the infantile ego's capacity to perceive and, then, re-present the maternal object. If the first contact that elicits desire belongs to the encounter with the specular image, neither the maternal imago (of the weaning complex) nor the paternal imago (of the Oedipus complex) is the individual's primary object of erotic fascination. If my earlier literary analogy is recalled, a crucial difference now emerges. Adopting the stance of an objective or external focus, Lacan describes an observer's reaction to this drama of reflexive identification: "[O]ne is all the more impressed when one realizes" (and I take the impersonal "one" as a sign of special investment on his part) "that this behavior occurs either in a babe in arms or in a child who is holding himself upright by one of those contrivances to help one to learn to walk without serious falls" ("Some Reflections," 15). Second, he subsumes the Oedipus complex under the category of mimetism, stressing the structurally identical positions occupied by the father-brother in relation to the subject (see, e.g., 145). The bibliographer's formulation is comparable to the final sentiments expressed on the back cover of the 1984 edition of Les complexes familiaux: "One does not know what to admire more--the mastery of the whole, or that it did not present an obstacle to that which was to follow [qu'elle n'ait pas fait obstacle ý ce qui devait suivre]." W.W. Rostow and the Stages of Economic Growth . The French carrefour, sometimes known in English dialect as a "four-cross-road," thus seems more accurately to denote this point of intersection: the two roads taken after the confrontation are not the same as the two roads traveled before. (256 / 48). Thus the conceptualization of the mirror stage has correspondences with a literary tradition familiar from the world of Greek and Roman allegory to, say, the psychological allegory of Kafka's "Metamorphosis" and "The Hunger Artist." The fourth psychosocial stage takes place during the early school years from … In contradistinction to the deadly seriousness of the dialectics of Master and Slave, and to the tragic outcome of the competition between Cain and Abel, Lewis Carroll offers a satiric version of the drama of fraternal feuding. Put another way, the retranscriptive movement that invests past events with later significations (in a word, Nachtr”glichkeit) may be no less central to the temporality of Lacan's teaching than to his teaching about the temporality of the subject. As he notes in his mirror-role essay, "Lacan does not think of the mirror in terms of the mother's face in the way that I wish to do" (130). But to exclude the diachronic dimension of Lacan's work would seem to counterman his own instructions. It is a depository for the dialectical irresolutions of the imaginary order. However, be it Sophocles's or Shakespeare's or Freud's rendition of the tale, one narrative component remains invariable. Thirteen years following the memorable intervention at Marienbad, Lacan presented an uninterrupted communication at the sixteenth International Psychoanalytical Congress in Zurich on 17 July 1949. In "The Mirror Stage," the warring parties are no longer invoked as Spirit and Flesh, or Virtue and Vice. By this account, it takes two to make one. As Lisa Appignanesi and John Forrester observe, "[T]he Lacanian scheme guaranteed that psychoanalysis was removed from the ambiguously ewige mutterliche, or eternally maternal, tendencies that British Kleinian and other object-relations theories were encouraging" (462). that only in retrospect does it become evident that the tragic hero has passed it. Jacques-Marie-Émile Lacan was born in Paris on April 13 1901 to a family of solid Catholic tradition, and was educated at a Jesuit school. First, the child who sees the semblable is not just any child or a typical child but also a type of psychical structure. 12 Melanie Klein is the likely target of Lacan's comment. Lacan's concept of the mirror stage was strongly inspired by earlier work by psychologist Henri Wallon, who speculated based on observations of animals and humans responding to their reflections in mirrors. He likes him whom he is like. But Ferenczi abstains from assuming this position vis-ý-vis Freud. Lacan takes the figure of the suffering savior out of its context and invests it with an antithetical meaning. Lacan did not publish any new work until 1945. The seven stages of process are one of the three pillars of the person-centred approach, the other two being:. Third, and not least, for Freud deferred action primarily encompasses two temporal stations, the past and the present. The practice of psychoanalysis, as conducted by exegetes proficient in the arts of recuperation, could henceforth be called an "archae-logogical" investigation. The emergence of "Jacques Lacan" seems to have required, quite literally, an effacement of the names-of-the-mother. In a quite different context, Jacques Derrida makes a comparable claim about the allegorical purpose (or, he might say, pretension) of Lacan's seminar on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter" (in Šcrits, 11-61). In the very act of second placing or preempting the Oedipus complex, Lacan corroborates the validity of the Freudian insight. "(Reading Lacan, 74-92) for its overall approach and to Roudinesco's biographical work on Lacan for its extensive archival information. Early Freud. Macbeth must accept his mortality as his killer stares him down, allowing the truth to kill him. Where the question "Who's in the mirror?" the Red Knight said at last" (Carroll, 294). Winnicott thus draws on Lacan's mirror-stage theory but also indicates where his own stance differs. Metntal "integration" is an effect of the visual image or form (Urbild); "organic disarray," of the maternal body. The three prisoners in the essay each determine that they are wearing white discs by observing the behavior of the others. Unlike the French edition, however, the translator's note refers to both an "earlier version" delivered at Marienbad in 1936 and a "much revised later version" presented in 1949. (Šcrits, 67). If Wallon's research on the mirror experiences of children and animals is included among the antecedents of Lacan's theory of the mirror stage, the question of beginnings and succession returns in a different guise. Present time, as well as recollected time or history, "implies all sorts of presences," including "[i]n Heideggerian language ... types of recollection [that] constitute the subject as gewesed--that is to say, as being the one who thus has been" (Šcrits, 255 / 47). 5 The single, disparaging reference to Lacan in Girard's Violence and the Sacred (1972) is thus quite off the mark: "Lacan, too, failed to discover [the mimetic nature of desire], forced as he was by his linguistic fetishism to reinforce the more rigid ... aspects of Freudian theory" (185). A baby will use their senses to explore … Highly influential throughout the Middle Ages, Prudentius's Psychomachia was assimilated into the cultures of Christianity.
While Ferenczi's inventiveness and flexibility in response to his patients' needs enabled him to develop different methods over the years, his answer to this question remained fundamentally, unequivocally affirmative.9 Moreover, Lacan was only too well aware, as his comments on the "enfant terrible of psychoanalysis" indicate, of another point of resemblance between himself and Ferenczi. So while Lacan tends to present his own work as (a tribute to) Freud's, he presents Wallon's work as his own; that is, he translates himself into Freud, but translates Wallon into himself. In addition to Joyce's pun, Lacan could also be alluding to one of Freud's favorite French truisms for the need to discuss openly "the facts of normal or abnormal sexual life." Thus he compliments--and devotes his first footnote in the "Rome Discourse to--Ferenczi's visionary essay on "Confusion of Tongues Between Adults and the Child" (1933).11 Of this essay, Lacan says in 1953: "[P]sychoanalysts who are also mothers, even those who give our loftiest deliberations a matriarchal air, are not exempt from that confusion of tongues by which Ferenczi designated the law of the relationship between the child and the adult" (Šcrits, 243 / 36).12 In his 1958 lecture on "The Direction of the Treatment," he further praises Ferenczi for posing "the question of the analyst's being ... very early in the history of analysis" and thereby introducing "the problem of analytic action" almost fifty years before in an essay entitled "Introjection and Transference" (1909). Although the later work extends the "essential" preserved in the earlier work on the family, the two installments of Lacan's theory of the mirror stage are not coextensive (185). Despite the apparent opposition of the Innenwelt and the Umwelt, a continual interplay goes on between them. Not only has the theoretical focus shifted from the orderly procession of phases to the overlapping of mind-time. He never abandoned something which can only be put in the way I've found of saying it--rewriting history" (Seminar I, 20 / 14). More pertinent to this discussion, the truth--"as revealed in psychoanalytic experience"--that Laan reshapes in his 1949 essay could be distinguished from his 1956 seminar on Poe's story as follows: what takes place in the case of "The Mirror Stage" is the practice of allegorical composition. But, while the idea of the specular encounter between child and counterpart remains constant, it has evolved during the ten-year interim into a way of presenting a supervalent model or meta-narrative of the human world. In Lacan's later formulations about the mirror stage, the allegorical mode asserts itself in two immediate ways. … Lacan repeatedly invokes the authority of the founding father in order to revoke the notion of psychical stages: "[W]e have the most explicit indication in Freud's writings. In the yearlong seminar published as Freud's Papers on Technique, 1953-1954, Lacan distinguishes between "reliving"--"that the subject remembers something as truly belonging to him, as having truly been lived through ... is not what is essential" --and "reconstructing" the past: "What is essential is reconstruction." Memory traces may be given new meaning as a result of maturation, or of specific situations in the present. According to Roudinesco, the archival notes dated 16 June 1936 corroborate Lacan's claim that the discussion of the mirror stage in 1938 reiterates the main ideas of his unpublished paper (Esquisse, 159). His classification of the family complexes draws on and reinforces the evolutionary arguments proposed in such influential works as Abraham's "Study of the Development of the Libido" (1924). Even when contemplating one's own reflection in a pool, one is haunted by his voice welling up from below. To recapitulate the trajectory of the participants, in Les complexes familiaux, Lacan charts three stages of childhood development that predicate a dialectical engagement with three different imagos: the weaning complex engages the maternal imago, the intrusion complex the fraternal, and the Oedipus complex the paternal. Every passage in the Bible, Saint Augustine writes, "asserts nothing except the catholic fatih as it pertains to things past, future, and present"; and therefore, "whatever appears in the divine Word that does not literally pertain to virtuous behavior or to the truth of faith you must take to be figurative" (On Christian Doctrine, 88). 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