Jacques Lacan & Elizabeth Bishop. Displaced Identities and Love. Outline. Questions : about Identity Three Stages of Psychic Development ; Questions : about gender and Lacan ’ s views of language Gender Difference, Desire, and Love Questions : about Lacan ’ s views of love
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Displaced Identities and Love
(split: e.g. self and mirror image; self and (m)other)
(chap 3: 156-58)
by VELÁZQUEZ, Diego Rodriguez
de Silva y (b. 1599, Sevilla, d. 1660,
psychological roots: the strangest // the most familiar (homely, unhomely)
2. Interactions of different forces in the psyche
1. From The Mirror Stage to Oedipal stage and after
3. It speaks man
(chap 3: 158)
(biological need) absence of the mother the baby’s social, imaginary and linguistic functions evolve.
-- Demand has two objects: one spoken, the other unspoken.
-- verbalization of imaginary subject-object, self-other relations. 66 (Grosz pp. 59 - 67)
-- insatiable; characterized by lack (of object). (Grosz pp. 59 - 67)
Displacement in Life:
grandma’s: tears equinoctial tears almanac tea as dark brown tears; [moons fall like tears] sings to the stove
Child’s: teakettle’s small tears rigid house, a man with buttons like tears [moons fall like tears] inscrutable house
Red Stove and Flowers
The inscription: May the Future's Happy Hours /Bring you Beans & Rice & Flowers / April 27th, 1955 / Elizabeth.Sestina