Through a clinical sequence held in the transference with Jeremy, who has been lost in a nasty feeling of tedium for four years, the author tries to exemplify the work of the « clinic of the event », at the level of the diagnostic mode, involving both the paradoxical situation and the subject’s attempt to recognize himself in it ; at the level of the course of the work, which consists of turning back to the breaking point of existence while sustaining oneself on various forms of the « two » brought back in the transference ; and at the level of the crossing operation which conjugates the arrival at a finishing line and the transmutation of the return in forward-moving force. The poet’s experience is used to pinpoint what is at stake in such a clinical course, which opens up the possible from a point that looks impossible.
Through a clinical sequence involving an adolescent who presents himself as blind, the article shows the transmutation of an inability to constitute an horizon of the subjective world into a capacity, retrieved in the transference, for subjectivating (himself) from a traumatic point and for setting up the theater of an intimate world. The therapeutic progress begins from traces of the body’s being grasped, and sustains itself on the equivocal diagnosis attesting to both the blind alley and the attempt to exist. The question is then successively, to point out the blind alleys of the subjectivation of the adolescent passage, to provide living metaphors able to serve as primers for symbolization, to restore progressively the capacity to organize a view of the world and of oneself, to face what has happened, and finally to open a new subjective reality.
The auteurs relies on a corpus made up of words singling out and characterizing ‘ youngsters ’, who are the main actors of two recent events (Fall 2005 suburban crisis and Winter 2006 university crisis), to show how naming takes part in representing events.
With the help of two fac-to-face pages from national newspapers, the various « ways for naming » ‘ youngsters ’ is first listed : from collected corpuses naming paradigms are then extrated, which function as many categorizations of young actors implied into both these events.
Processing a third event for chechink purposes leads to wondering about the discurcive representations brought representing events and young actors and matching these events
Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°4, pp. 907-919.