Juliet Mitchell

Juliet Mitchell
University College London | UCL · Anna Freud Centre

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Genesis of Psychoanalysis and Feminism Juliet Mitchell describes the genesis of her 1974 book, Psychoanalysis and Feminism. She recalls her relationship with Paris-based movement “Psychanalyse et Politique”, but insists that she had already written her book when they met. She explains that opposite to PsychéPo, she embraced Lacan’s work as a way in...
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Debating Sexual Difference, Politics, and the Unconscious Juliet Mitchell responds to Judith Butler’s reading on Mitchell’s Psychoanalysis and Feminism. Her reply begins by clarifying the terms of discussion, showing that Butler’s interest in heteronormativity differs from Mitchell’s own interest in the oppression of women. This has led them to use...
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Juliet Mitchell: When it was first presented at the Symposium for my retirement from Cambridge in 2009, Jacqueline Rose was the discussant of Judith Butler’s paper then called “Ideologies of the Superego,” which has been developed and renamed as “Rethinking Sexual Difference and Kinship in Mitchell’s Psychoanalysis and Feminism” (2013). On the earl...
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The paper argues for the development of a theoretical understanding of lateral relations, starting with siblings, along a horizontal axis. This would be autonomous but interactive with the vertical axis of parent-child.
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« Motherhood and Alienation (Answer to Monique Schneider) » As psychoanalyst and specialist of gender studies, Juliet Mitchell replies to Monique Schneider about three points : • the woman weighted by everything gives to her a meaning ; • prevention of pregnancy, abortion, infanticide ; • Beauvoir as crypto-psychoanalyst.
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JULIET Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose, who in 1982 together edited the highly influential collection, Feminine Sexuality: Jacques Lacan and the école freudienne (Macmillan), met with Jean Radford in September 2009 to talk about how their views of feminism, psychoanalysis and the political world have evolved since Women: a cultural review was first pu...
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This brief commentary on Vivian Dent's paper about my way of introducing the horizontal axis of siblings engages in a two-way dialogue about what art can tell us of the unconscious psyche and what psychoanalysis can tell us of the art object. It urges us to look at siblings in the transference and countertransference.
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The psychoanalysis — both the theory and the practice — of Donald Winnicott exemplifies a quintessentially ‘psychosocial’ approach. Throughout his life and work, Winnicott was concerned with the conditions for subjectivity, and it was his unique insights into the mutually constitutive relations between the psyche and the social, the internal and th...
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Juliet Mitchell comes again upon Winnicott's paper « Split-off Male and Female Elements » in the light of Stoller's contemporary work upon gender to show how Winnicott, using the psychoanalytical transference, makes way to unconscious gender elements, transmitted by the environmental mother.
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The article considers the changing position of women and the family from the Second World War until today using the UK as its example. It offers a theoretical perspective by setting out to examine the possibility that the rise of second-wave feminism both reflected and spearheaded an aspect of demographic transition to non-replacement populations....
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The author explains why her work differs from the feminist uses of psychoanalysis that Segal admires. The key to the disagreement with Segal here is understanding what is meant by unconscious processes. The author maintains that these are always transformations. Unlike conscious fantasies, they are often bizarre, as in delusions, hallucinations, pr...
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Diacritics 28.4 (1998) 121-133 Definitions of trauma abound within the psychoanalytic discipline. My own definition is going to be simple. A trauma, whether physical or psychical, must create a breach in a protective covering of such severity that it cannot be coped with by the usual mechanisms by which we deal with pain or loss. The severity of th...
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Published in 1968, ‘The Phallic Phase and the Subjective Import of the Castration Complex’ is the first article written not by Lacan himself, but by a member of his school, which we include in this collection. It appeared in the first issue of Scilicet, the journal of the école freudienne. This was the school of psychoanalysis founded by Lacan in 1...
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‘The Meaning of the Phallus’ is the only article of this collection previously to have appeared in English. It is included as Lacan’s most direct exposition of the status of the phallus in the psychoanalytic account of sexuality. This is the issue around which the whole controversy over femininity has turned.
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‘Feminine Sexuality in Psychoanalytic Doctrine’ was published in 1975 in Scilicet, no. 5. It was later revised as the first chapter of Moustafa Safouan’s La sexualité féminine dans la doctrine freudienne which appeared in Lacan’s collection, le champ freudien at Editions du Seuil in 1976 (Safouan, 1976). Safouan was a member of the école freudienne...
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Jacques Lacan dedicated himself to the task of refinding and reformulating the work of Sigmund Freud. Psychoanalytic theory today is a variegated discipline. There are contradictions within Freud’s writings and subsequent analysts have developed one aspect and rejected another, thereby using one theme as a jumping off point for a new theory. Lacan...
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Lacan’s seminar of 21 January 1915 was published in the third issue of Ornicar?, the periodical of the department of psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII. The department was reorganised in 1914–5 under the direction of Lacan and the supervision of Jacques-Alain Miller, who has become increasingly responsible for its administration. It def...
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Presented to the Congress of Romance-language psychoanalysts in 1951, ‘Intervention on Transference’ emerged out of Lacan’s seminar on Freud’s first full-length case-study of an hysterical patient (‘Dora’, Freud, VII, 1905), which he conducted when he was a member of the Société psychanalytique de Paris. It was published in theRevue française de ps...
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‘Guiding Remarks for a Congress on Feminine Sexuality’ takes up points of controversy on the specific issue of feminine sexuality, as it appears in clinical practice. It is, therefore, a complement to ‘The Meaning of the Phallus’. It was written in the same year, 1958, two years before a Colloquium on feminine sexuality, organised by the Société fr...
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Undoubtedly the most controversial and difficult of the texts in this collection, ‘God and the Jouissance of The Woman’ and ‘A Love Letter’ are the two central chapters of Lacan’s Seminar XX, Encore, which he gave in 1972–3.
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When I was first invited to give this year's Marie Stopes Memorial Lecture I had to express my reservations, as my ignorance of Marie Stopes' work was, I'm afraid, profound. I was assured that the talk could simply be on any area relevant or only indirectly related to Marie Stopes' work. I assumed from this that the reason for my invitation was to...
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A situação das mulheres é diferente da de qualquer outro grupo social. Isto porque não se constituem em uma unidade de um número de unidades que podem ser isoladas, mas são metade de uma totalidade: a espécie humana. As mulheres são essenciais e insubstituíveis; não podem, por esta razão, ser exploradas da mesma maneira que outros grupos sociais. S...
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using some plays of Shakespeare to develop thinking about the horizontal axis of lateral relations