News – November 2011
- After being imprisoned for over two months, Lacanian psychoanalyst Rafah Nached was released by the Syrian authorities Wednesday 16th November, bringing to a successful conclusion the worldwide campaign by psychoanalysts – Lacanian and non-Lacanian – and those from other walks of life for her release. More on this excellent news from Lacan Quotidien (in French) here and translated into English here.
- A treasure-trove of videos from the PULSE Seminars in New York in October has been uploaded to Lacan.com here. The talk by Eric Laurent on Lacan’s own analysis with Rudolph Lowenstein is fascinating, especially where he quotes the letter Lacan writes to Lowenstein after the analysis has ended.
- Catch Philosophy Now’s podcast on Freud’s ‘Civilisation and its Discontents’ from October, featuring David Bell, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
- The contributors to the Cambridge Companion to Lacan discuss Lacan’s Télévision, broadcast on French public service channel ORTF in 1973: http://slought.org/content/11175/. Run forward to 34:18 to skip the weird ‘reading out’ of the text as the video plays in the background. Interesting discussion of the historical context of some of what Lacan said, including Lacan’s discussion with the students at Vincennes.
- Audio of Darian Leader’s talk at the RSA in October on madness, the subject of his most recent book.
- Alison Bancroft’s Fashion and Psychoanalysis is released on 18th December. Certainly one for the Christmas socking!
- Jean-Louis Gault speaks on the theme of ‘Reading a Symptom’ in a preparatory seminar hosted by the London Society of the New Lacanian School ahead of the 10th Congress of the NLS. His talk is entitled ‘The Symptom between Speaking and Writing’ and will take place in London on 19th November at 2:30. Full details: http://www.londonsociety-nls.org.uk/pdfs/LSNLS%20Seminars%202011-2012.pdf