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 18, 2012 (7 PM TO 8:30 PM)

READING SEMINAR

Les Non-Dupes Errent (Lacan’s Seminar XXI, 1973-1974).

“The unduped wander/are mistaken/go astray. 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.

In this reading group we engage in a close reading of the seminar followed by a discussion. The seminar is open to everyone interested.

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

Curated by Patricia Gherovici.
Questions? Email contact@lacangroup.org.