Reading Group: From Freud to Lacan

30 Jan

READING GROUP: Lacan Demystified

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Reading 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. 

This week (Feb. 1st) we will be discussing the complex relationship between Lacan and Freud. Why does Lacan insist that his project is merely a re-articulation of Freudian insights when it seems so new?

This week’s texts (Read one, both, or neither!):

  • Lacan,“The Freudian Thing, or The Meaning of the Return to Freud in Psychoanalysis” in Ecrits.
  • Sarup, Jacques Lacan, Chapter 1 “The Freudian Terrain.”

Free Pdfs of the Readings can be found: HERE

Location: 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:

  • None this week

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

2/1 – From Freud to Lacan

  • Lacan,“The Freudian Thing, or The Meaning of the Return to Freud in Psychoanalysis” in Ecrits
  • Madan Sarup, Jacques Lacan, Chapter 1 “The Freudian Terrain.”

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
  • Zupančič, “The Lie” in Ethics of the Real: Kant and Lacan

3/14 – The Four Discourses

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

Find all Pdfs Here

 

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