Archives par mot-clé : Void

Anne Juranville : Veil, Womanhood, and the Unconscious

The issue of the veil is approached by way of some its structural elements, which cause its “ logic ” to meet up with that of unconscious desire referred to the feminine : the set-up of the drives, the construction of the corporal imaginary that calls upon the concepts of Chose, and of the Lacanian object a. We will speak of how the metaphors of the veil open out onto philosophical and aesthetic fields investigated by way the problematic of castration. Through these psychoanalytical references, it is possible to shed some light on the alienating social consequences of the wearing of the veil by women.