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Desire & its Interpretation: Reading Seminar

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London Society Reading Seminar

Desire and its Interpretation

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book VI

A Course of Six Seminars

26th October; and 30th November 2019;
29th February; 28th March;
25th April; and 23th May 2020

Cost: £20 per Seminar, £100 for whole series

This year’s reading seminar will take the form of a series of six seminars on Lacan’s most recently published Seminar in English: Seminar VI, Desire & its Interpretationand will be led by course organiser, Susana Huler, and guests. Breaking the text into six sections, the seminar will take the form of short presentations on the relevant chapters and any associated material, followed by close reading and discussion. Those attending are encouraged to engage actively in this seminar and thereby make it a collaborative effort that bears out its title.

The six instalments, corresponding to the above dates, will be as follows:

1. “Desire at the Centre of Psychoanalysis”
2. “Dreams and their Connection with the Real”
3. “The Being, the One, the Phallus”
4. “The Difficulty of the Act”
5. “Discovering that the Other does not Exist”
6. “Discourse and Reality”

“Following the path opened by Spinoza and Freud, Lacan places Desire in the centre of the psychoanalytical operation. This movement of the Being is coalescent with its interpretation. This is why Lacan says that desire is of the Other, that it depends on the Other. This seminar reveals deep secrets of the clinic and uncovers the most hidden of them: that there is no Other of the Other and Hamlet will never know if it is preferable to be or not to be. Dreams are shown to be the real path to the unconscious, as Freud declared, and through them it can be discovered that a toxic relation with the father, to the Other, can pose an obstacle to the movement of desire. This discovery will lead Lacan to investigate jouissance the following year.

Reading this seminar will allow us to understand better why the immortal gods laugh at us and how the human condition pushes us to find solutions even where there seems to be only trouble.”

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