In this workshop, Orange describes how when suddenly single-sided deaf at the age of 66, hearing became very important to her. Attentive listening informed by Freud, Loewald, Kohut, relationalists and intersubjectivists had allowed much to go missing. Newly attentive to voices silenced by trauma, culture, discrimination and persecution, she explores in this workshop how psychoanalysts might begin to hear missing voices and become more attentive to hearing backwards (Nachträglichkeit).
This workshop will address, without completeness, many questions. How do voices become silenced and what prevents their emergence, particularly in the American context? How does one make white privilege conscious? What responsibility does psychoanalysis hold for the silencing, and for hearing and responding? If the gift of the psychoanalytic tradition to the world is to provide an invitation to such hearing, what attitudes does such a gift require cultivating among us? How does the ethical turn relate to daily clinical work?