Introduction to the Reading of Lacan

"A major and long overdue addition to the America/English psychoanalytic literature.

Introduction to the Reading of Lacan

Author: Joël Dor

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781892746047

Page: 268

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"A major and long overdue addition to the America/English psychoanalytic literature. . . . All major concepts—among them the mirror stage, the Name-of-the-Father, metaphor and metonymy, the phallus, the foreclosure of the subject—are developed in depth." -Nicholas Kouretsas, Harvard Medical School

Introduction to the Reading of Lacan

About this Book.

Introduction to the Reading of Lacan

Author: Joel Dor

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590516613

Page: 296

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About this Book... "A major and long overdue addition to the America/English psychoanalytic literature. . . . All major concepts—among them the mirror stage, the Name-of-the-Father, metaphor and metonymy, the phallus, the foreclosure of the subject—are developed in depth." -Nicholas Kouretsas, Harvard Medical School

Introduction to the Reading of Lacan

Introduction to the Reading of Lacan

Author: Joël Dor

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN:

Page: 268

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A major and long overdue addition to the American/English psychoanalytic literature . . . written specifically for clinicians, by a clinician . . . All major conceptsamong them the mirror stage, the Name-of-the-Father, metaphor and metonymy, the phallus, the foreclosure of the subjectare developed and discussed in depth. Nicholas Kouretas, Harvard Medical School

Reading Theory

This book concentrates its attention on making accessible what these three theorists have written, rather than offering a synthetic construction of the fashionable terminology of theory.

Reading Theory

Author: Michael Payne

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631182894

Page: 264

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'Deconstruction', 'psychoanalysis', and 'semiotics' have become part of the vocabulary of contempoorary culture. Reading Theory introduces the principal texts by Derrida, Lacan and Kristeva that are behind these terms and that provide their contexts. This book concentrates its attention on making accessible what these three theorists have written, rather than offering a synthetic construction of the fashionable terminology of theory. Works carefully through key texts by the leading contemporary theorists Clear, accessible and introductory Challenges recent attacks on theory and on Derrida.

Lacan to the Letter

And this is precisely what Bruce Fink does in this ambitious book, a fine analysis of Lacan's work on language and psychoanalytic treatment conducted on the basis of a very close reading of texts in his Icrits: A Selection.

Lacan to the Letter

Author: Bruce Fink

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816643219

Page: 192

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To read Lacan closely is to follow him to the letter, to take him literally, making the wager that he comes right out and says what he means in many cases, though much of his argument must be reconstructed through a line-by-line examination. And this is precisely what Bruce Fink does in this ambitious book, a fine analysis of Lacan's work on language and psychoanalytic treatment conducted on the basis of a very close reading of texts in his Icrits: A Selection. As a translator and renowned proponent of Lacan's works, Fink is an especially adept and congenial guide through the complexities of Lacanian literature and concepts. He devotes considerable space to notions that have been particularly prone to misunderstanding, notions such as "the sliding of the signified under the signifier,"or that have gone seemingly unnoticed, such as "the ego is the metonymy of desire." Fink also pays special attention to psychoanalytic concepts, like affect, that Lacan is sometimes thought to neglect, and to controversial concepts, like the phallus. From a parsing of Lacan's claim that "commenting on a text is like doing an analysis," to sustained readings of "The Instance of the Letter in the Unconscious," "The Direction of the Treatment," and "Subversion of the Subject" (with particular attention given to the workings of the Graph of Desire), Fink's book is a work of unmatched subtlety, depth, and detail, providing a valuable new perspective on one of the twentieth century's most important thinkers. Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst, analytic supervisor, and professor of psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is the author of A Clinical Introduction to LacanianPsychoanalysis (1997) and The Lacanian Subject (1995). He has coedited three volumes on Lacan's seminars and is the translator of Lacan's Seminar XX, On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge (1998), Icrits: A Selection (2002), and Icrits: The Complete Text (forthcoming).

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis

These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of Lacan's highly original approach to therapy.

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Author: Bruce Fink

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674979923

Page: 318

View: 812

Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud, and deeply influential in many fields, Jacques Lacan often seems opaque to those he most wanted to reach. These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of Lacan's highly original approach to therapy. Written by a clinician for clinicians, Fink's introduction is an invaluable guide to Lacanian psychoanalysis, how it's done, and how it differs from other forms of therapy. While elucidating many of Lacan's theoretical notions, the book does so from the perspective of the practitioner faced with the pressing questions of diagnosis, which therapeutic stance to adopt, how to involve the patient, and how to bring about change.

Jacques Lacan

Grosz gives a critical overview of Lacan's work from a feminist perspective. Discussing previous attempts to give a feminist reading of his work, she argues for women's autonomy based on an indifference to the Lacanian phallus.

Jacques Lacan

Author: Elizabeth Grosz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134981090

Page: 228

View: 993

Grosz gives a critical overview of Lacan's work from a feminist perspective. Discussing previous attempts to give a feminist reading of his work, she argues for women's autonomy based on an indifference to the Lacanian phallus.

How to Read Lacan

“The only thing of which one can be guilty of is having given ground relative to one's desire.”—Jacques Lacan

How to Read Lacan

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393329551

Page: 132

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“The only thing of which one can be guilty of is having given ground relative to one's desire.”—Jacques Lacan

Clinical Lacan

About this Book... This companion text to Introduction the Reading of Lacan focuses on the concept of the psychic structures of desire.

Clinical Lacan

Author: Joel Dor

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590516605

Page: 158

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About this Book... This companion text to Introduction the Reading of Lacan focuses on the concept of the psychic structures of desire. Using case examples, Dor explains the crucial difference between symptomsówhich can be phenomenologically graspedóand the actual psychic structure of the subjectówhich can be revealed only through the discourse of the patient in the psychoanalytic situation. This work brings life and practicality to a psychoanalytic movement that has been misperceived and divorced from the daily vicissitudes of analytic work.

Psychology and Mental Health

Reading Lacan . Ithaca , N.Y .: Cornell University Press , 1985. Essential
introduction to and critique of Lacan's system that explains the relationship
between his theories , his notions of mastery and understanding , and the
experience of ...

Psychology and Mental Health

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655579

Page: 2208

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This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.

Looking Awry

Slavoj ?i?ek provides a virtuoso reading of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan through the works of contemporary popular culture, from horror fiction and detective thrillers to popular romances and Hitchcock films.

Looking Awry

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262740159

Page: 188

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Slavoj ?i?ek provides a virtuoso reading of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan through the works of contemporary popular culture, from horror fiction and detective thrillers to popular romances and Hitchcock films.

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis

What I hope will be clear is that, even if I do not formulate psychoanalytic
experience using terms Lacan introduces from each and every period of his work,
I never dismiss his formulations offhandedly. It seems far more fruitful to read
Lacan the ...

A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Author: Bruce Fink

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036864

Page: 318

View: 285

Arguably the most profound psychoanalytic thinker since Freud, and deeply influential in many fields, Jacques Lacan often seems opaque to those he most wanted to reach. These are the readers Bruce Fink addresses in this clear and practical account of Lacan's highly original approach to therapy. Written by a clinician for clinicians, Fink's introduction is an invaluable guide to Lacanian psychoanalysis, how it's done, and how it differs from other forms of therapy. While elucidating many of Lacan's theoretical notions, the book does so from the perspective of the practitioner faced with the pressing questions of diagnosis, which therapeutic stance to adopt, how to involve the patient, and how to bring about change.

Lacan s Seminar on anxiety

" Harari's Introduction allows readers to see that this work of Lacan is not merely of academic interest, but is a useful tool in working on the delineation of the characteristics of a Lacanian psychoanalytical clinic.

Lacan s Seminar on  anxiety

Author: Roberto Harari

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1892746360

Page: 282

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In this decisive explication, Roberto Harari skillfully explores one of the least examined aspects of Lacan's work, his "Seminar on Anxiety." Lacan's seminar situates with rigor, precision, and a wealth of clinical underpinnings what Lacan for a time called his "invention." Harari's Introduction allows readers to see that this work of Lacan is not merely of academic interest, but is a useful tool in working on the delineation of the characteristics of a Lacanian psychoanalytical clinic.

Conversations with Lacan

Conversations with Lacan: Seven Lectures for Understanding Lacan brings a unique, non-partisan approach to the work of Jacques Lacan, linking his psychoanalytic theory and ideas to broader debates in philosophy and the social sciences, in a ...

Conversations with Lacan

Author: Sergio Benvenuto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429624727

Page: 186

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Conversations with Lacan: Seven Lectures for Understanding Lacan brings a unique, non-partisan approach to the work of Jacques Lacan, linking his psychoanalytic theory and ideas to broader debates in philosophy and the social sciences, in a book that shows how it is possible to see the value of Lacanian concepts without necessarily being defined by them. In accessible, conversational language, the book provides a clear-sighted overview of the key ideas within Lacan’s work, situating them at the apex of the linguistic turn. It deconstructs the three Lacanian orders – the symbolic, the imaginary, and the real – as well as a range of core Lacanian concepts, including alienation and separation, après-coup, and the Lacanian doctrine of temporality. Arguing that criticism of psychoanalysis for a lack of scientificity should be accepted by the discipline, the book suggests that the work of Lacan can be helpful in re-conceptualizing the role of psychoanalysis in the future. This accessible introduction to the work of Jacques Lacan will be essential reading for anyone coming to Lacan for the first time, as well as clinicians and scholars already familiar with his work. It will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and scholars of philosophy and cultural studies.

Jacques Lacan

Grosz gives a critical overview of Lacan's work from a feminist perspective. Discussing previous attempts to give a feminist reading of his work, she argues for women's autonomy based on an indifference to the Lacanian phallus.

Jacques Lacan

Author: Elizabeth A. Grosz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041501400X

Page: 218

View: 768

Grosz gives a critical overview of Lacan's work from a feminist perspective. Discussing previous attempts to give a feminist reading of his work, she argues for women's autonomy based on an indifference to the Lacanian phallus.

Reading Seminars I and II

In this collection of essays, Lacan's early work is first discussed systematically by focusing on his two earliest seminars: Freud's Papers on Technique and The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis.

Reading Seminars I and II

Author: Richard Feldstein

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143840252X

Page: 444

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In this collection of essays, Lacan's early work is first discussed systematically by focusing on his two earliest seminars: Freud's Papers on Technique and The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis. These essays, by some of the finest analysts and writers in the Lacanian psychoanalytic world in Paris today, carefully lay out the background and development of Lacan's thought. In Part I, Jacques-Alain Miller spells out the philosophical and psychiatric origins of Lacan's work in great detail. In Parts II, III, and IV, Colette Soler, Eric Laurent, and others explain in the clearest of fashions the highly influential conceptualization Lacan introduces with the terms "symbolic," "imaginary," and "real." Part V provides the first sustained account in English to date of Lacan's reformulation of psychoanalytic diagnostic categories--neurosis, perversion, psychosis, and their subcategories--their theoretical foundations, and clinical applications (ample case material is provided here.) Parts VI and VII of this collection take us well beyond Seminars I and II, relating Lacan's early work to his later views of the 1960s and 1970s. Slavoj Zizek explores the complex philosophical relations between Hegel and Lacan regarding the subject and the cause. And Lacan's article, "On Freud's 'Trieb' and the Psychoanalyst's Desire"--that appears here for the first time in English and is brilliantly unpacked by Jacques-Alain Miller in his "Commentary on Lacan's Text"--takes a giant step forward to 1965 where we see a crucial reversal in Lacan's perspective: desire is suddenly devalued, the defensive, inhibiting nature of desire coming to the fore. "What then becomes essential is the drive as an activity related to the lost object that produces jouissance."

An Introduction to Electronic Art Through the Teaching of Jacques Lacan

Reading Lacan has been, at times, exciting, difficult, and exasperating. Lacan is
famously difficult to read, and I ask the reader to join me in exploring the
meanings that I cite throughout this book from translations of his original sources
—the ...

An Introduction to Electronic Art Through the Teaching of Jacques Lacan

Author: David Bard-Schwarz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134752946

Page: 184

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Electronic art offers endless opportunities for reflection and interpretation. Works can be interactive or entirely autonomous and the viewer's perception and reaction to them may be challenged by constantly transforming images. Whether the transformations are a product of the appearances or actions of a viewer in an installation space, or a product of a self-contained computer program, is a source of constant fascination. Some viewers may feel strange or unnerved by a work, while others may feel welcoming, humorous, and playful emotions. The art may also provoke a critical response to social, aesthetic, and political aspects of early twenty-first-century life. This book approaches electronic art through the teachings of Jacques Lacan, whose return to Freud has exerted a powerful and wide-ranging influence on psychoanalysis and critical theory in the twentieth century. David Bard-Schwarz draws on his experience with Lacanian psychoanalysis, music, and interactive and traditional arts in order to address aspects of the works the viewer may find difficult to understand. Dividing his approach over four thematic chapters—Bodies, Voices, Eyes, and Signifiers—Bard-Schwarz explores the links between works of new media and psychoanalysis (how we process what we see, hear, touch, imagine, and remember). This is a fascinating book for new media artists and critics, museum curators, psychologists, students in the fine arts, and those who are interested in digital technology and contemporary culture.

Jacques Lacan

Grosz gives a critical overview of Lacan's work from a feminist perspective. Discussing previous attempts to give a feminist reading of his work, she argues for women's autonomy based on an indifference to the Lacanian phallus.

Jacques Lacan

Author: Elizabeth Grosz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203133538

Page: 224

View: 229

Grosz gives a critical overview of Lacan's work from a feminist perspective. Discussing previous attempts to give a feminist reading of his work, she argues for women's autonomy based on an indifference to the Lacanian phallus.

Lacan

Including coverage of developments in Lacanian psychoanalysis since his death, this is the perfect introduction to the great modern theorist. Jacques Lacan was one of the most important psychoanalysts ever to have lived.

Lacan

Author: Lionel Bailly

Publisher: Oneworld

ISBN:

Page: 237

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An introduction to the key concepts and ideas of modern French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan.

Reading Lacan

In the introduction to the section of Ecrits in which we find “The Mirror Stage,”
Lacan writes: “We thus find ourselves putting these texts back in a future perfect:
they will have anticipated our insertion of the unconscious in language” (E,71).

Reading Lacan

Author: Jane Gallop

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501721607

Page: 200

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The influence of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan has extended into nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences—from literature and film studies to anthropology and social work. yet Lacan's major text, Ecrits, continues to perplex and even baffle its readers. In Reading Lacan, Jane Gallop offers a novel approach to Lacan's work based on his own theories of language. Lacan locates truth in the letter rather than in the spirit-in the ways statements are expressed rather than in their intended meaning. Gallop here grapples with six of Lacan's essays from Ecrits: "The Seminar on 'The Purloined Letter,' " "The Mirror Stage," "The Freudian Thing,'' "The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious,'' "The Signification of the Phallus," and "The Subversion of the Subject." While other commentators have chosen not to confront Lacan's notoriously problematic style in their discussions of his ideas, Gallop addresses herself directly to the problem and the practice of reading Lacan. She takes her direction from Lacan's view of subjectivity and offers a deeply personal, feminist reading of Ecrits. Concentrating on the relation of desire and interpretation, she opens up the rich implications of Lacan's thought, for psychoanalytic theory, for the act of reading, and for knowledge itself. Forceful and revealing, yet utterly candid about its own areas of uncertainty, Gallop's book will be indispensable to readers of Lacan and to scholars and students who have felt his impact.