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, January 9, 2016

LACAN READS FREUD'S CASES

Whereas Freud’s legacy is partly made up of detailed case presentations, Lacan rarely presented his own cases but revisited Freud’s case studies so as to expand the theory of psychoanalysis. This seminar will consist in readings of Freud and Lacan focusing on the original cases and their analyses.
​This seminar proposes to read Freud and Lacan together i.e. the original cases and its analyses. A suggested reading list will be provided to the participants ahead of each meeting. Specific passages might be read aloud and commented during the meetings. For this meeting we will read Freud’s Wolf-Man.

​Recommended Reading:
Freud, S. (1918). From the History of an Infantile Neurosis. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVII (1917-1919): An Infantile Neurosis and Other Works, 1-124
Lacan, J. (1952). Séminaire sur l’homme aux loups. Unpublished. Retrieved from http://bulk.lutecium.org/pro.wanadoo.fr/espace.freud/topos/psycha/psysem/homoloup.htm
Further Reading:
Gardner, E. Editor. (1971). The Wolf-Man by the Wolf-Man. Basic Book [Note: it includes the autobiography by the Wolf Man, the case by Freud, and a supplement by Brunswick, the Wolf-Man’s second analyst]
Miller, J.-A. (2010). The Wolf Man I. Lacanian Ink 35, pp. 7-83
Miller, J.-A. (2010). The Wolf Man II. Lacanian Ink 36, pp. 6-85
Lacan, J. (1966/2006). The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis, in Écrits (Bruce Fink Translator). Norton, pp. 197-268
Lacan, J. (1966/2006). On a Question Prior to Any Possible Treatment of Psychosis, in Écrits (Bruce Fink Translator). Norton, pp. 445-488
Hewiston, O. (2010). Reading Lacan Seminar III Chapter 1. Retrieved from http://www.lacanonline.com/index/2010/05/reading-seminar-iii-chapter-i-introduction-to-the-question-of-the-psychoses/
​Hewiston, O. (2010). What does Lacan Say About Déjà Vu. Retrieved from http://www.lacanonline.com/index/2010/05/what-does-lacan-say-about-deja-vu/
Abraham, N. & Torok, M. (1986/2005)The Wolfman’s Magic Word. University Of Minnesota Press

WHERE? Philadelphia, PA (Center City) & Online
Dates: Saturdays 1-3:30 pm, about every 6-8 weeks
Location Philadelphia, PA (Center City) & Online
Dates Saturdays 1-3:30 pm, about every 6-8 weeks,
Contact Cécile G. McKenna drcecilemckenna@gmail.com
Free of charge.
Open to all interested.

Organized by The San Francisco Bay Area Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis (http://www.lacanschool.org) in collaboration with the Philadelphia Lacan Study Group