Philadelphia Lacan Study Group

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


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.
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