With 150 days to go to the event, our entire team is pleased to present the first Ombilic, the Pipol 10 Newsletter, under the direction of Céline Aulit! The timing of the publication will be weekly, every Friday. Ombilic will punctuate the preparation of the Congress throughout the Regions of the EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis. Ombilic will feed the Pipol 10 Blog which is organised under six themes: Sexuality, Love, Time, Name-of-the-Father?, Disruption and Science. You will discover on the Blog how each Section is organised around three axes. Six colleagues have prepared a coordinating text for each theme. It’s Céline Menghi on “Love” and Hélène Bonnaud on the “Name-of-the-Father?” who fire the first volley!
Céline Menghi returns to the utopia of freedom pointed out by Lacan at the time of the so called sexual revolution, to indicate how mothers are always more likely to find themselves in an unmediated rapport with the child appearing in the real. He thus indicated that it is in any case not the communitarian utopias that could contain “the function of residue that supports (…) the conjugal family”. She opens us fully to Pipol’s theme by pointing out that “Wanting a child” seems to elude desire and love, by attributing the legitimacy of such wanting to science. Three axes make up the section: “Substitute child”, “Adopted child” and “(non) Desired child”.
Hélène Bonnaud argues that the desire for child in discourse nowadays is a response to phallic deflation and thus produces “a graft of this feminine desire for a child to all men”. There is a shift from the conjugal couple to the parental couple caught in an imaginary confrontation in which the child becomes an object of love, “even snatched or stolen from each other. From shared object a, it becomes Un-shareable, a bit of real unhooked from the impossible of the parental couple”.
The real father is the spermatozoid father, with whom a woman can believe in the sexual relationship as written. It is from these occurrences of the Father as real, imaginary and symbolic that Hélène Bonnaud delineates the sub-themes that make up the Section: “Fragmented families”, “New filiations” ,”Family romance” and questions whether the desire for a child still passes through the Name-of-the-Father or if it can do without it?
Happy reading towards Pipol 10!
Translation: Raphael Montague
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