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, October 20, 2011 (7:00 to 8:30 pm)

READING SEMINAR

PHANTASMATIC LOGIC: Reading Lacan’s Seminar XIV

Reading and discussion group exploring Lacan’s grammar of fantasy. We will work on Lacan’s Seminar XIV: The Logic of the Phantasm (1966-1967). We will give detailed attention to Lacan’s algebra of fantasy. We will assess the role of fantasy in clinical practice, in everyday life, and in cultural productions. We will tackle the grammar of phantasmatic constructions. We will study their effects on the Real or on reality. Does fantasy “frame” the Real (of desire) like a picture placed over a window-frame in order to conceal what is outside? Is really “reality” what people rely on in order to go on dreaming?

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.

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

Other events of interest:

Fantasy and Markets
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University (New York City)
This conference will bring together a number of prominent scholars from around the world who have been studying the relationship of the subject to the market from the perspective of a number of disciplines including law, psychoanalysis, philosophy, sociology and literary studies.
October 23-24, 2011
http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/

Apres-Coup, Act and Transmission: On Formation in Psychoanalysis
Convergencia Colloquium New School for Social Reasearch (New York City)
Psychoanalysts from Europe, South America, and the United States will attend this Colloquium to explore the specificity of the analytic formation, addressing the formations of the unconscious, the analysand’s trajectory, the psychoanalytic act, the transformation and the passage to a different subjective position—underlining the fundamental question of transmission in psychoanalysis.
October 28-30, 2011
http://www.apres-coup.org/

APW Clinical Workstudy Weekend on Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XXIV
Duquesne University (Pittsburg)
October 8-9, 2011
http://www.apwonline.org/APW/Announcements.html