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, February 21, 2013 (7:30 pm to 9:00 pm)

READING SEMINAR

WRITING IS A DOING—New 2013 Project

“Writing is a doing which gives support to thinking.”
Jacques Lacan—closing session of Seminar XXIII, Le Sinthome

In this reading group project we will tackle the enigmatic, elusive, and crucial concept of writing in Lacan’s later work.
We will follow an itinerary through a selection of Lacan’s texts, first opposing the letter to the signifier, then writing to the letter, finally pursuing the question of a performativity of writing as opposed to or combined with an ontology of the Real.

In this reading group we engage in a close reading of the texts 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.