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    From Signs to Signifiers: Art and Language in Autism, by Leon Brenner.

    Date: Saturday, March 02, 2024 Time: 10 am (PST) Place: Online, register here. Abstract: Specificities in linguistic development deeply impact the ability of autistic individuals to encode and communicate complex concepts, particularly those that are general, ambiguous, or abstract. This challenge extends beyond mere language skills, significantly influencing their emotional and social navigation. In this talk, we will explore the implementation of art therapy in strengthening the linguistic capabilities of those…

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    “Horses and Humans, Sociology and Psychoanalysis”, A Talk by Janet Haney

    Date: TBA Abstract: In this talk I am thinking about three impossible relationships and to try to invent ways to live with and learn from the struggle each one represents. First there is the difference between the university discourse and that of the psychoanalyst. Then there is the specificity of the difference between sociology and psychoanalysis as practices. And thirdly, there are the differences that arise between the human and other animals,…

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    The Radiance of Object Petit a

    The radiance of object petit aFacilitated by Hilda Fernandez Date: To be announced. Where: SFU Woodwards I am about to start a session when I receive a call from my sister who tells me that my mother passed away in the hospital. I hear the news, and something invades my mind and my body. Overwhelmed with mental fog and sluggishness in the body: I cannot cry, speak or think.  In a psychoanalytic conference in New York, a mature…

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    Alireza Taheri: The Late Modern Crisis of Sexuality

    What Can Psychoanalysis Provide Beyond the Clash Between the Ideologies of Essentialism and Total Freedom?  When: Saturday, Feb 3, 2024 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST) Online Registration Abstract: Psychoanalysis holds that humans are speaking beings derailed from nature by speech and language. We are thus without essence, orphaned by nature. We therefore require cultural institutions to provide supplementation for this lack. Human cultures have always faced the task of regulating…

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    Fall 2023 / Spring 2024: Seminar XI and XII(1964) by Jacques Lacan 

    The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis September 12, 2023 Seminar 2, 3, 4, 5-  The Unconscious and Repetition (pgs 17-67) Facilitator: Hilda Fernández September 26, 2023 Seminar 6 – The Split Between the Eye and the Gaze (pgs 67-79) Facilitator: Alois Sieben October 10 – ONLINE session: email contactlacansalon@gmail.com for the Zoom link) Seminar 13 & 14- The Deconstruction of the Drive and The Partial Drive and its Circuit  (pgs 161-187) Facilitator: Sanem Guvenc…