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Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Woman writing

Maria Teresa Maiocchi

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[Autom. eng. transl.] With Freud, the feminine question is found to be a certain limit of the analytic experience. "What does a woman want?" This is the inaccessible rock in front of which Freud seems to leave us, in a radical dissymmetry of the relationship between the sexes, where the woman's enigma cannot find the same collocation: there ex-siste as an insoluble difference . And therefore, Lacanian way of assuming this difference: there is no sexual relationship that is writable. For Lacan this impossibility of writing marks the analytic discourse, indeed it is the condition. The absence of guarantee of the Other, with Freud lacking guarantee of the object of desire, produces in Lacan an effect of unusual novelty: not an anatomical residuality, outlawed, verworfen, but the production of a logic, active and unpublished, of the act, of the real, of the letter. The "return to Freud" of Lacan, given that it is carried out only for the signifier and its logic, leaves open the consequence of identifying an operational rest of the Freudian Oedipus, and thus leaving the impasse of Freud's fine analysis without any other determination that castration itself, without having to move back from the limit, from the hole that castration opens in the structure. Hole from which Freud, no less than post-Freudians, withdraws. At the point where the Other is missing, the subject alone is called in a decisive position. How to take into account, in the clinic, a preliminary concealment of the secret signifier, unavailable because the Other is missing and therefore - a neurotic conclusion - must we protect it?
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Woman writing
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationDocumenti di lavoro per il VI Convegno del Campo freudiano in Italia
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventMadre donna. VI Convegno del Campo freudiano in Italia - Roma
Duration: 1 Mar 19932 Mar 1993


ConferenceMadre donna. VI Convegno del Campo freudiano in Italia


  • femminilità
  • struttura


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