Reading Group is Back: Introducing Lacan Demystified

19 Jan

READING GROUP: Lacan Demystified

3rx2wsReading group is back! This spring we are doing things a little different. For each week we have selected one Lacan text, and one secondary text. Read one, read both, read neither, it’s up to you! What is most important is that every Monday at 8:00pm we will come together to try and figure out what this notoriously obscure figure was really trying to get at. 

For the first week (Jan. 25th) we will be simply trying to introduce Lacan and see where the major points of his thought lie.

This week’s texts:

  • Lacan, “The Place, Origin and End of My Teaching” in My Teachings
  • Ragland-Sullivan, “Introduction” in Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

Free Pdfs of the Readings can be found: HERE

Location change: we will be meeting at the Bloomfield Crazy Mocha (4525 Liberty Ave).

Want some extra resources? Check out PEL’s episode on Lacan: HERE

As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole winter, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK:

  • Sat., January 23, 8:00-5:00pm: 18th Summit Against Racism in 2016, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary – 616 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

OTHER NEWS:

Dylan Trigg’s “On Non-Phenomenology in Merleau-Ponty” is now available at our YouTube channel here:

LOOKING AHEAD:

Upcoming in Lacan Demystified

1/25 – Introduction

  • Lacan, “The Place, Origin and End of My Teaching” in My Teachings
  • Ragland-Sullivan, “Introduction” in Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

2/1 – From Freud to Lacan

  • Lacan,“The Freudian Thing, or The Meaning of the Return to Freud in Psychoanalysis” in Ecrits
  • Grose, “The Unconscious from Freud to Lacan” in Introductory Lectures on Lacan

2/8 – The Mirror Stage

  • Lacan, “The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience” in Ecrits
  • Neill, “Exegesis of: The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience”

2/15 – The Lacanian Subject

  • Lacan, “The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious” in Ecrits
  • Fink, “The Lacanian subject” in The Lacanian subject: Between Language and Jouissance

2/22 – The Imaginary, Symbolic, and Real

  • Lacan, “Rings of String” in Seminar XX
  • Delay, “The Imaginary, Symbolic, and Real” in God is Unconscious

2/29 – Feminine Sexuality

  • Lacan, “On Jouissance” and “God and Woman’s Jouissance” in Seminar XX
  • Butler, “Lacan, Riviere, and the Strategies of Masquerade” in Gender Trouble

3/7 – Ethics and Psychoanalysis

  • Lacan, “Kant with Sade” in Ecrits
  • TBD

3/14 – The Four Discourses

  • Lacan, “The Master and the Hysteric” in Seminar XVII
    Zizek, “Four Discourses, Four Subjects” in Sic 2: Cogito and the Unconscious

Find all Pdfs Here

 

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