Conferences

Lacan Salon conferences and affiliated participations.

  • 2011,  2011,  Archive,  Conferences,  Previous Conferences

    LaConference 2011

    Lacan Salon, Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, March 19, 2011 The Western Front 303 East 8th Avenue Organizing committee: Clint Burnham, Hilda Fernandez, Nancy Gillespie, Paul Kingsbury, Jesse Proudfoot and members of the Vancouver Lacan Salon 9:00 a.m. – 9:45: on site registration 9:45: Opening remarks: Hilda Fernandez, Lacan Salon 10:00 – 11:15: Session I, Clinical Alejandro Cerda The time given: A return to Freudian metapsychology Hilda Fernandez Some Reflections On Paranoia In Aronofsky’s  Black Swan Evan C. Strauss Examining Dhrupad: Symbolism,…

  • 2015,  2015,  Archive,  Conferences,  Media,  Previous Conferences

    LaConference 2015: A Century on the Drive

    Lacan Salon, Vancouver, BC, May 15-17/2015 Call for Papers: A century ago, in 1915, Sigmund Freud wrote three fundamental works on metapsychology: Drives and Their Fates/Vicissitudes, Repression, and The Unconscious. These texts revised and solidified the theoretical foundations he had been working on since his Project for Psychology (1895). In his essay on the drives, Freud famously located the drives, “on the borderline between the mental and the physical – the psychic representative of stimuli flowing…

  • 2018,  2018,  Archive,  Conferences,  Previous Conferences

    LaConference 2018: Lacan and the Environment

    April 6-7, 2018 Western Front, Vancouver, British Columbia Call for Papers LaConference is a conference series organized by the Lacan Salon of Vancouver, Canada. Previous iterations include LaConference 2011 (with keynote speaker Dany Nobus) at the Western Front, LaConference 2013 (on “the Symbolic Order in the Twenty-First Century” with keynote speaker Paul Verhaeghe) at the Simon Fraser University-Woodwards campus, LaConference 2015 (on “A Century on the Drive”) at SFU Woodwards, and…

  • 2016,  2016,  Archive,  Conferences,  Previous Conferences

    Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups Fourteenth Annual Conference

    In partnership with the Lacan Salon  APW 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS: ON LOVE: Vancouver, BC, 30 July – 1 August 2016             Love calls everyone of us, either to celebrate its wonders or to lament its absence. To praise its beauty or to denounce its complex nature.             In Civilization and Its Discontents (1930), Freud figures love (Eros) in its opposition to civilization. He states that community life relies on “a two-fold foundation: the compulsion to…

  • 2017,  2017,  Archive,  Conferences,  Previous Conferences

    Marxism and Pyschoanalysis: Conjunctions and Disjunctions

    Conference Schedule: Friday, Dec. 1: Fletcher Challenge Theatre 1900 13:30 – 17:30: Undergraduate panels: Presentations HUM 350 students on Freud and Lacan.  19:00 – 20:30: Keynote: Andrew Feenberg (SFU) “Existential Politics: Marcuse’s Concept of Eros.” Respondent: Ian Angus. REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW Saturday, Dec 2: Lohn Policy Room 7000 9:15: Doors opening 9:30 – 10:30: Keynote: Jerry Zaslove (SFU Emeritus). Respondent: Alessandra Capperdoni. Jerry Zaslove, “Between Anxiety and Alienation Between a Rock…

  • 2012,  2012,  Archive,  Conferences,  Previous Conferences

    Interrogating the Nature of Contemporary Social Bonds with the Psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan

    A lecture and two seminars by Dr. Benjamin Mayer-Foulkes (Psychoanalyst and Founding director of 17, Institute of Critical Studies, Mexico) December 5, 2012 7-9 pm SFU Harbour Centre. Room 7000 Lecture: “Towards a Lacanian Analytic of Contemporary Social Bonds” On the basis of a reappraisal of Jacques Lacan’s doctrine of the Four discourses, as developed in Seminar XVII, this lecture proposes to interrogate the nature of contemporary social bonds in the wake of…

  • 2015,  2015,  Archive,  Conferences,  Media,  Previous Conferences

    Love and Jouissance: Conversation with Lacan on Feminine Sexuality

    Psychoanalysis reveals the unconscious sexuated in nature. Tied to the ontological question of how to be a woman or a man, the unconscious fails to fully represent an answer to such question. Comparing feminine to masculine sexuality, Freud asserted that “the sexual life of adult women is a ‘dark continent”[1] and he confessed that the question “that I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into…