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The Times of the Virus

By | March 27th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #23|

Maintaining sessions by the various means that modernity makes available to us, in this period of chaos for the social bond, brings sonorous and signifying material to this epidemic.[i] An analysand talking about a dream associates “avoiding spaces” [vider les lieux] with the “covi(d),” the name given in this dream to the coronavirus. A colleague [...]

Love in a time of Isolation

By | March 27th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #22|

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic to isolate has become a social act, an act of care, if also one tinged with anxiety, and of course, one that is enforced in those countries whose citizens exist in so-called “lockdown”. Commentators have naturally speculated on the effects of such isolation; on individuals, on families and [...]

Social Distancing and Lacan’s ‘Discreet Brotherhood’

By | March 27th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #21|

A crisis rarely has had so many different aspects, and covers so many different domains on such a large scale as the corona crisis that keeps us all in our own places if it does not force us to stand in the line of fire. We are at war, we didn't need Emmanuel Macron to [...]

To Each His Own Pandemic

By | March 26th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #19|

“The real as impossible to bear” Jacques Lacan, “Ouverture de la Section Clinique” “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind” John Donne, Devotion 17   We knew that epidemics existed. They may have been confined to our memories. We knew about the plague, cholera, tuberculosis, typhus, measles, polio, AIDS, Ebola, and [...]

Life Over Death

By | March 26th, 2020|LRO|

In one of his last essays, Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud offered a kind of metapsychological model of what we Lacanians call the drive (poorly translated in English as instinct).  He advanced a hypothesis of a struggle between Eros, which propelled the human being to life, and Thanatos, which pushed the human being to death [...]

The Law of Nature and the Real without Law

By | March 25th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #17|

The real without law seems unthinkable. It is a limit idea that in the first instance means that the real is without natural law. - Jacques-Alain Miller  Everything that you take from nature, she later reclaims from you with interest. - Isidore of Muncia (11th century AD)   Strangely familiar images reach us from Italy, [...]

A New Version of “West Side Story” Shocks Broadway

By | March 25th, 2020|LRO 219|

We know that the musical, this theatrical genre so popular in English-speaking countries, reaches its maximum development on Broadway. Although most of the classics of the genre come from the London West End, the global diffusion of productions through the New York theater market has no comparison. With the passage of time these two locations [...]