Archives par mot-clé : Subjection

Éric Flame: confining the threat

The author refers to The Metamorphosis of Franz Kafka as a transformation narrative, the story of puberty transformations in which the emergence of genital sexuality, the subjection of the body to the biological, and the permanence of infantile sexuality are combined. Usually, the fantasy of self-engenderment helps to connect these different constraints. The failure of this connection causes adolescents to feel that they have an uncontrollable and threatening body that must be kept confined.

Adolescence, 2023, 41, 1, 21-35.