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, February 17, 2010 (8 pm to 9:30 pm)

LACAN AT LEUVEN: FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

Please join us this Wednesday February 17 at 8 pm for the screening of the documentary JACQUES LACAN SPEAKS (1982) by F. Wolff.

“For the first and only time, Jacques Lacan consented to be interviewed by a young journalist from the Belgian public broadcasting network RTBF, because it was a program for the general public. Moreover, uncharacteristically, he gave her permission to film his lecture at the prestigious Catholic University of Leuven. This two-part film is a fascinating and spectacular demonstration of the way Lacan deploys his discourse. He is charming and provocative in front of a large audience, and the next day, during the interview with Fran├žoise Wolff, he reaveals another of his innumerable faces.”

This rare film offers the unique opportunity to watch Lacan harassed by a Belgian Situationist. See what it takes to become “an intellectual hero.”

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

Our activities are free and open to all.