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, November 5, 2016 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST)

Lacan in Theory: The Four Discourses

In-person Seminar

In his 1969-1970 seminar (The Other Side of Psychoanalysis. Book XVII, Norton & Co: New York, 2007), Lacan puts forward his theory of the four discourses: hysteric, master, university, and analyst. We propose a close reading of seminar XVII. We will further our exploration with contemporary authors, and connect the impact of these discourses on contemporary events as well as our practice as clinicians. If time allows, we will study Lacan’s 5th discourse, that of the capitalist, as presented in his 1972 lecture in Milan.

Location: Philadelphia Center City / In-person only
Dates: 1st Saturday every other month 1:00-3:30 pm EST / September 3 & November 5, 2016-January 7, March 4 & May 6 2017

Contact Cécile McKenna drcecilemckenna@gmail.com for reading list or check her website
www.drcecilemckenna.com