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

Thursday, March 3, 2011 (7:15 to 8:45 pm)

READING SEMINAR

BLUNDERS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS: FROM FANTASY TO THE SYMPTOM

Reading and discussion group exploring Lacan’s grammar of fantasy. We will continue our 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.

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

PLEASE NOTE DATE & TIME CHANGE: WE MEET ON THURSDAY 3/3 at 7:15 pm .