24.9.08

Word- Imago

Imago:

i·ma·goes
or i·ma·gi·nes (-g-nz)
1. An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
2. Psychology An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.

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1 comment:

Cardinal said...

Annie--
I find the first definition extremely suggestive with regard to our Ovidian readings; the fantasy of beyond fixed, coherent, and beyond change (as in the insect's mature stage) is certainly key to Lacan's use of the imago. I would love to see you draw out this affinity.