Whose Is This Voice?
The fourth exercise of the workbook is presented. The reader is asked to “Write in a Voice Opposite to Their Own.” The paradox of writing in an ‘opposite voice’ is discussed and research data in relation to this exercise is presented indicating that all participants ended up writing in their usual style of writing in retrospect. A case study of a participant’s writing fantasy who wrote differently than his usual style and seemed to articulate discomfort in relation to some of the exercises in the sequence is explored. Guidelines are provided to the reader at the end in order to help them compare their text to this exercise with the previous one and to examine patterns that can further examine their own writing fantasy.
- Evans, D. (1996). An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. London and New York: Routledge.Google Scholar