BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Giving an account of another: commentary on Rozmarin's 'Maternal Silence'

    Baraitser, Lisa (2012) Giving an account of another: commentary on Rozmarin's 'Maternal Silence'. Studies in Gender and Sexuality 13 (1), pp. 15-23. ISSN 1524-0657.

    Full text not available from this repository.


    This discussion of Miri Rozmarin's “Maternal Silence” (this issue) situates Rozmarin's article within a wider literature on motherhood and writing before moving on to argue that although a powerful account of maternal ethics, Rozmarin's call for a certain stepping aside from maternal narrative has particular resonance with discourses of maternal masochism. I argue that the child's “open future” cannot be protected by maternal silence as, following Jean Laplanche (2007), both maternal and social “noise” precipitate the possibility of a future that is never fully open. I close by linking maternal narrative with maternal temporality and suggest that this may entail an acceptance of what refuses development, what resists time.


    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    6 month trend

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item