Webinar Series (April-July 2020)
Reading Lacan’s Seminar XVII: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis

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Argument: This seminar will aim to provide a reading of Lacan's Seminar XVII, The Other Side of Psychoanalysis, in the light of the questions of our times.

The discursive machinery of our civilization has been brought to a grinding halt by the irruption of a biological real. The co-ordinates of our daily life, our clinical practice and our position in the world have been thrown radically into question.

In this moment of suspense, how are we to elaborate the co-ordinates of a clinical orientation that allows us to respond to the demands of clinical practice under current conditions? And how are we to confront anew the challenges of meeting up with the horizon of the subjectivity of our times?

We aim to pursue these questions via a close reading of Lacan's Seminar XVII, one chapter at a time over a period of 12 weeks. Each week an invited speaker will comment on their chosen chapter, followed by a conversation with a designated discussant.

The Seminar will be held on a Sunday morning between 11.00 and 12.30 BST. All interventions will take place via Zoom. Registration for this seminar is possible via the form below. 

Please note that it is not necessary to register again each week. Once you have registered for the seminar a new invitation with link will be sent to you each week with the link for that week's session.

Chapter 1 – Production of the Four Discourses
Presented by Marie-Hélène Brousse
Discussant: Philip Dravers
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 19th April 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 2 – The Master and the Hysteric
Presented by Vicente Palomera
Discussant: Gabriela Van den Hoven
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 26th April 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 3 – Knowledge, A Means of Jouissance
Presented by Florencia Shanahan
Discussant: Colin Wright
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 4 – Truth, the Sister of Jouissance
Presented by Frank Rollier
Discussant: Vincent Dachy
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 10th May, 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 5 – The Lacanian Field
Presented by Patricia Tassara
Discussant: Peggy Papada
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 17th May, 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 6 – The Castrated Master
Presented by: Bruno de Halleux
Discussant: Neus Carbonell
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 24th May 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 7 – Oedipus & Moses & the Father
Presented by: Alexander Stevens
Discussant: Rik Loose
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 31st May 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 8 – From Myth to Structure
Presented by: Alicia Arenas
Discussant: Alan Rowan
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 6th June 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 9 – Yahweh's Ferocious Ignorance
Presented by: Susana Huler
Discussant: Gil Caroz
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 14th June 2020 at 11:00 BST

Chapter 10 – Interview on the steps of the Pantheon
Note: This chapter was not commented upon directly as part of this series.

Chapter 11 – Furrows in the Alethosphere
Speakers: Geert Hoornaert
Discussant: Véronique Voruz
Sunday, 21st June 2020

Chapter 12 – The Impotence of Truth
Speakers: Despina Andropoulou
Discussant: Els Van Compernolle
Sunday, 28th June 2020

Chapter 13 – The Power of the Impossibles
Speakers: Éric Laurent
Discussant: Gustavo Dessal
Chaired by: Roger Litten
Sunday, 5th July 2020

To register for this seminar please fill in the form below.
Registration for each week closes on Friday at 12:00 noon.

Returning to the Lacan´s Seminar XVII

List of references

Click here for a chapter by chapter list of references made by Lacan and by each speaker in this series.


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