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

Saturday, May 21, 2011 (10:30 am to 2:30 pm)

SUMMER 2011 SPECIAL PROJECT

INTENSIVE READING SEMINAR

The format of the summer seminar is new. We will engage in a close reading of the text followed by a discussion. The meetings will be on Saturdays and last 4 hours each.
Meetings are open to everyone interested. There will be four meetings and they will take place in a private office in Center City. The meeting location will be communicated directly to those who want to participate.

First meeting: 5/21/2011.

We will work on 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 the object (a), to the later formulation of love as a failure of the Unconscious.

This seminar will prepare for the Clinical Study Weekend that will be held at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA Saturday and Sunday, 8 – 9 October 2011. (additional info http://www.apwonline.org/APW/Announcements.html)

To join this reading seminar email: contact@lacangroup.org