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Fall 2010 / Spring 2011 Schedule

By Jacques Lacan

 The Ethics of Psychoanalysis

Sept 7 

Outline of the Seminar/Introduction to the Thing (Chapts. I-III; pp. 1-42)

 Hilda Fernandez

ALSO: from Freud, The 1895 Project for a Scientific Psychology (SE 330-335) (facilitating on Freud: Clint Burnham)

Sept 14 

Das Ding (Chapts. IV-VI; pp. 43-84). (Facilitating on chapt. IV: Clint Burnham; Chap VI Hilda Fernandez)

Sept 28 

Drives and things (Chapts. VII-IX; pp. 87-127); ALSO Joan Copjec, Imagine There’s No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation, Chapt. 1 (facilitating: Jon Smith/Kerry Pollock)

Oct 12 

Courtly love (Chapts. X-XII; pp. 128-164) (facilitating Alessandra Capperdoni/Ted Byrne)

Oct 26 The Neighbour (Chapts. XII-XIV; pp. 167-190); (facilitating Dylan Godwin) ALSO Freud, Civilization and its Discontents

Nov 2 

Jouissance (Chapts. XV-XVI; pp. 191-217); ALSO Kenneth Reinhard, “Towards a Political Theology of the Neighbor,” in Zizek et al, The Neighbor (facilitating: Jesse Proudfoot)

Nov 16 

The Good, the goods, the beautiful (Chapts. XVII-XVIII; pp. 218-240) (Facilitating: Paul Kingsbury/Andrew Shmuley)

Nov 30 

The Essence of Tragedy – A commentary on Sophocles’ Antigone (Chapts. XIX – XXI: pp. 243-287); ALSO: Sophocles, Antigone (facilitating: Désireé Jung)

Dec 14

 The Tragic Dimension of the Analytic Experience (Chapts. XXII – XXIV: pp 291-325) (Facilitating: Hilda Fernandez/Paulina Moreno)


By Jacques Lacan

January 11 & 25, 2011: Jacques Lacan, Écrits

 “Seminar on ‘The Purloined Letter’”; secondary readings: Derrida, “The Purveyor of Truth,” from The Post Card; E.A. Poe, “The Purloined Letter”; (Bruce Fink?)

Facilitators: Jan. 11 (Board Room) – Alessandra Capperdoni on the Seminar

Facilitators: Jan 25 (Music Room) – Ted Byrne on Derrida

February 8 & 22 and March 8: Jacques Lacan, Écrits

“On the Subject Who is Finally in Question,” and “The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis” ALSO Freud, “Jokes and Their Relation To The Unconscious” (1905) SE VIII (Part I: Intro Pp 10-16; and II: Technique of the Joke [1] to [3] Pp 16-41); “Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis” (1916) SE XV Lecture 4th Failed Actions (conclusion)

Facilitators: Feb. 8 (Music Room)– Clint Burnham

Facilitators: Feb. 22 (Music Room)– Chris Dzierzawa

Facilitators: Mar 8 (Room A)– Jesse Proudfoot

March 22 & April 5: Jacques Lacan, Écrits

 “The Instance of the Letter in the Unconscious, or Reason Since Freud”; secondary reading: Fink, “Reading ‘The Instance of the Letter’,” from Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely. ALSO Freud, “Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis” (1916) SE XV Lecture 11th: Work Of the Dream OR “The Interpretations of Dreams” SE IV The Work of the Dream Pp 277-309

Facilitators: Mar 22 (Room A) Desireé Jung

Facilitators: Apr. 5 – (Room A) Emilio Allier Montano

April 19 & May 3: Jacques Lacan, Écrits

 “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power”; secondary reading: Fink, “Lacanian Technique in ‘The Direction of the Treatment,” from Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely ALSO Freud, “The Interpretations of Dreams” SE IV Oneiric Disfiguration (The Butcher’s Wife Dream) Pp 146-152. ” Analysis Terminable And Interminable” (1937) SE XXIII. “Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis” (1916) SE XV Lecture 17th: Meaning of Symptoms

Facilitators: Apr. 19- (Room A) Jorge Santiago

Facilitators: May 3 – (Room A) Hilda Fernandez

May 17 & 31: Jacques Lacan, Écrits

“The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious”; secondary readings: Fink, “Reading ‘The Subversion of the Subject’,” from Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely; Slavoj Žižek, “Che Vuoi?” from The Sublime Object of Ideology.

May 17

Andrew Schmuley on “Subversion of the Subject”

May 31

Prabh Singh w/ Paul Kingsbury on Žižek

May 24

Clinical Dialogue with Dr. Roger Frie presenting a clinical case “Culture and Identity in the German-Jewish Experience: A Bilingual Case Study” followed by a discussion of the case from a Lacanian perspective by Paulina Moreno and Hilda Fernandez.

Meeting place and time: 2nd floor-1267 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver BC V6Z 2X5. 7-9pm

June 14: Jacques Lacan, Écrits

 “The Situation of Psychoanalysis and the Training of Psychoanalysts in 1956”; “On Freud’s Trieb and the Psychoanalyst’s Desire”; and “Psychoanalysis and Its Teaching”. ALSO Freud, “Psychopathology of Everyday Life” (1901) SE VI Forgetting Proper Names (Signorelli) 1-7; The Question Of Lay Analysis (1926) SE XX

Facilitator: Hilda Fernandez