Friday, 1 February 2013

"Lacan on Religion and Love": Seminar by Prof. Lorenzo Chiesa (Kent) on 25th of February

The Second Research Seminar for Lacan Read(s) Across the Disciplines will be held in the Douglas Jefferson Room of the School of English on Monday the 25th of February at 5.15pm.
Our speaker will be Professor Lorenzo Chiesa (Kent) and the title of his paper will be:

"Lacan on Religion and Love"

Lorenzo Chiesa is Professor of Modern European Thought at the University of Kent. His books include Subjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan (MIT Press, 2007) and Der Möglichkeitspunkt der Freiheitsfunktion. Essays zu Politik, Ästhetik und Psychoanalyse (Merve Verlag Berlin 2013). He is currently completing a new monograph on Lacan entitled For Lacan: Science, Logic, Love (MIT Press, 2014).

Lacan Read(s) Across the Disciplines is funded by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

"The Paradox of Jouissance" February 14th

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we will be reading the first half of "The Paradox of Jouissance", Part Three of The Ethics of Psychoanalysis (Chapters 13,14 & 15). It seems like a good way not to give ground regarding our desire.

Timothy Roby (English) will introduce the text.

Wine, as always, will be served. Orange juice on prior request.

We are grateful to the Leeds Humanities Research Institute for funding.