Phallus or Penis: Commentary on Cornelia St. John's Paper

  title={Phallus or Penis: Commentary on Cornelia St. John's Paper},
  author={Mardy S. Ireland},
  journal={Studies in Gender and Sexuality},
  pages={459 - 472}
  • M. S. Ireland
  • Published 15 October 2004
  • Psychology
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality
The Lacanian concept of the masculine and feminine as symbolic positions, which may or may not correspond to anatomy, is clinically useful in the case of Mr. M. This discussion suggests that these concerns can be addressed by the feminist Lacanian theorists (Ragland, 1995), who discuss language within the landscape of primary repression as well as secondary repression. The analyst here illustrates the insufficiency of listening or speaking from only a preoedipal/maternal or an oedipal/paternal… 
1 Citations
On the biomedicalisation of the penis: the commodification of function and aesthetics
This paper explores contemporary understandings and representations of the penis. It presents an overview of recent trends which re-frame long-standing penile anxieties within a new hybrid world of


The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis
This volume is based on a year's seminar in which Dr. Lacan addressed a larger, less specialized audience than ever before, among whom he could not assume familiarity with his work. For his listeners
Beyond the Psychoanalytic Dyad: Developmental Semiotics in Freud, Peirce and Lacan
In this original work of psychoanalytic theory, John Muller explores the formative power of signs and their impact on the mind, the body and subjectivity, giving special attention to work of the
On feminine sexuality : the limits of love and knowledge
Often controversial, always inspired, Jacques Lacan here weighs theories of the relationship between the desire for love and the attainment of knowledge from such thinkers as Aristotle, Marx, and
The Protective Shell in Children and Adults
The Protective Shell in Children and Adults does not propose a 'cure' for autism. Rather, it suggests that psychotherapeutic treatment which is based on a deep understanding of the function of autism
Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond
Nancy Chodorow takes her fellow psychoanalysts to task for their accounts of deviant gender and sexuality. In this her treatment of sexuality and love, she asks the question: is psychoanalysis
The experience of the skin in early object-relations.
  • E. Bick
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1968
A similar correlation, made possible by bringing conscious and unconscious to bear on the phenomena of the consulting room, gives to psychoanalytic objects a reality that is quite unmistakable even though their very existence has been disputed.
The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known
In The Shadow of the Object, Christopher Bollas integrates aspects of Freud’s theory of unconscious thinking with elements from the British Object Relations School. In doing so, he offers radical new
Notes on symbol formation.
  • H. Segal
  • Psychology
    The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1957
Sometimes the psychologist is faced with the task of understanding and recognizing the meaning not only of a particular symbol but also of the whole process of symbol formation, as for instance, psychotic or schizoid patients.
A learning experience.
This self-assessment helps to clarify rationale for levels selected and will help you to set realistic goals.
The Sense and NonSense of Revolt : The Powers and Limits of Psychoanalysis
  • 2003