‘Here is a Girl Who is not Mute’: On a Psychoanalytic Reading of Dorina Nencheva Ilieva’s Autobiography Cover Image
  • Price 3.90 €

"Ето едно момиче, което не е нямо." За един психоаналитичен прочит на автобиографията на Дорина Ненчева Илиева
‘Here is a Girl Who is not Mute’: On a Psychoanalytic Reading of Dorina Nencheva Ilieva’s Autobiography

Author(s): Janja Jerkov
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: This text is an attempt to use the ideas of Lacanian clinic in reading the different episodes of the life of Dorina Nencheva Ilieva in bringing to the fore their relation to the unconscious. Dorina’s autobiographic material permits the demarcation of three main themes: Dorina’s subjective position as a woman; the structural necessity that pushes her into oblativity; the adoption of the English language as her main language in the name of adhering to a new Ideal of the Ego. We contemplate the image of a unique and sophisticated woman whose contradictions principally arise from the lack of any signifying element that in the unconscious can tell her what a woman is as well as from an intimate trauma experienced by her, a trauma connected to the symbolic dimension of Dorina’s parental legacy. Due to these circumstances, Dorina tries to make a name for herself in the field of charity so to compensate the wounds that life has inflicted on her. In so doing, she engraves the everlasting name of a Bulgarian woman on the history of Mauritius.

  • Issue Year: 43/2011
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 261-267
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian