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In the light of psychoanalysis, writing may be understood as a doubling of the absent. Starting from this premise, and grounding it in personal experience, my paper explores the fundamental nature of translation. I argue that the process of ethical translation has an ontological dimension that involves a twofold doubling, or double ghosting. The act of translating indeed entails both a reading and a writing, and therefore a ghosting of the voice at first and second removes. Source: http://www.textjournal.com.au/april09/hecq.htm

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‘Oranges and Lemons’ : Art, Therapy, Subjectivity Dominique Hecq , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Programs , October vol. 15 no. 2 2011;
'Recent developments in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis have identified Creative Writing as a means of understanding subjectivity through what the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan has called suppléance, a stand-in which helps the ego cohere and in some cases prevents subjective dissolution, as may have been the case with Joyce. Following on from my own previous theoretical and creative research in this area, the story 'Oranges and Lemons' addresses the question of the mechanism of suppléance from the concept of art therapy by contrasting the symbolic dimension of language with the imaginary dimension of art making. In doing so, it confirms that suppléance arises out of the need to overcome an anxiety which veils the shadow of Das Ding, hence also the threat of subjective dissolution. Further, 'Oranges and Lemons' suggests that there may be different structural types of suppléance and that as an organising principle suppléance may be both a temporary or permanent device. Keywords: art, psychoanalysis, writing, subjectivity, suppléance.' (Author's abstract)
‘Oranges and Lemons’ : Art, Therapy, Subjectivity Dominique Hecq , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Programs , October vol. 15 no. 2 2011;
'Recent developments in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis have identified Creative Writing as a means of understanding subjectivity through what the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan has called suppléance, a stand-in which helps the ego cohere and in some cases prevents subjective dissolution, as may have been the case with Joyce. Following on from my own previous theoretical and creative research in this area, the story 'Oranges and Lemons' addresses the question of the mechanism of suppléance from the concept of art therapy by contrasting the symbolic dimension of language with the imaginary dimension of art making. In doing so, it confirms that suppléance arises out of the need to overcome an anxiety which veils the shadow of Das Ding, hence also the threat of subjective dissolution. Further, 'Oranges and Lemons' suggests that there may be different structural types of suppléance and that as an organising principle suppléance may be both a temporary or permanent device. Keywords: art, psychoanalysis, writing, subjectivity, suppléance.' (Author's abstract)
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