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    Desiring (with) Bion: an experience in reading

    Giffney, Noreen (2013) Desiring (with) Bion: an experience in reading. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis 73 , pp. 288-304. ISSN 0002-9548.

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    Abstract

    This article considers my experience of reading Wilfred R. Bion’s book Learning from experience (1962) and how transference operates in and around his work. I argue that Bion’s work cannot simply be read but must be felt. I highlight the importance of Learning from experience for psychoanalytic practitioners becoming more self-reflexive about our theoretical and clinical practices, but also to bring attention to the process through which many of us come to Bion’s insights “first hand” if you like, which is through his writings, in our position as readers.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Bion, reading experience, desire, enigmatic signifier, performativity
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 14:19
    Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 14:19
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11750

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