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, June 7, 2012 (7:00 to 10:00 pm)

SPECIAL SUMMER PROJECT

INTENSIVE READING SEMINAR—First Meeting

Summer Seminar. We will engage in a close reading of the text followed by a discussion. The meetings will last 3 hours each.
Meetings are open to everyone interested. There will be three meetings starting on June 7, 2012 at 7 pm. They will take place in a private office in Center City. The meeting location will be communicated directly to those who want to participate.

We will work on Lacan’s Seminar XXI: Les non-dupes errent (1973-1974).

“The unduped wander/are mistaken. That has a funny sound, huh? It is my kind of little air. Or to put things better, a little erre, e, double r, e. You know perhaps what is meant by an erre? It is something like the initial impetus. The impetus of something when what is propelling it stops and it still continues to move on. It nevertheless remains that this sounds strictly the same as les noms du pere (the names of the father.) Namely what I promised to never speak about again. There you are.”
Jacques Lacan, first session of the seminar, 13 November 1973.

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