Philadelphia Lacan Study Group

Saint Agatha, by Tiepolo

Saint Agatha, by Tiepolo

The Ecstacy of St. Teresa, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

The Ecstacy of St. Teresa, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Oedipus

Oedipus explains the riddle of the Sphinx, by J. A. D. Ingres

Detail of Saint Lucy, by del Cossa

Detail of Saint Lucy, by del Cossa

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 (7 - 8:30 pm)

Reading Seminar

BLUNDERS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS: FROM FANTASY TO THE SYMPTOM

We will work on two texts of Lacan, Seminar XIV: The Logic of the Phantasm (1966-1967), and Seminar XXIV: L’insu que sait de l’une bévue s’aile à mourre (1976-1977). We will follow Lacan’s progression from his algebra of fantasy via object (a), to the later formulation of love as a failure of the unconscious.

We are pleased to announce that for this meeting we will have the presence of Dan Collins, who translated Seminar XXIV: L’insu que sait de l’une bévue s’aile à mourre (1976-1977). He will make a presentation sharing his experience as a translator.

Dan Collins, PhD, MSW, is a teacher and social worker in Buffalo, NY. He is a founding member of Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups, an organization that promotes Lacanian clinical psychoanalysis in the United States. He has translated several works by Jacques Lacan and Jacques-Alain Miller.

Everyone interested in psychoanalysis is welcome. The reading seminars are an open forum for the discussion of psychoanalysis. Curated by Patricia Gherovici. Seminars are free and open to all. Questions? Email contact@lacangroup.org.

Room 202, Kelly Writers House, 38th and Locust Streets, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.