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Explain This Euphoria

By | August 24th, 2019|LRO 170|

In the scientific discourse, ‘euphoria’ is used to describe a feeling that is ‘extra’ to an analgesic drug’s treatment of pain. Euphoria, the new American teen drama series, arguably concerns not the brain chemistry of this ‘extra,’ but surplus-enjoyment as such (which is the condition of any jouissance.[1]) In doing so, it also unwittingly hypothesizes [...]

Women and Life

By | July 17th, 2019|LRO|

Or the Curse of the Breeders Have you seen and listened to Kay Ivey? A powerful old lady! She is the current governor of Alabama and has just promulgated the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. Protecting human life seems a respectable position, even if it is incoherent not to see beyond her own species, and [...]

Fitness in Bits

By | July 10th, 2019|LRO|

I recently wrote about the ‘Captivations of the Algorithmic Ego’ where I focussed on social media and the new digitised imago. Here, I’d like to reflect on a related but arguably even more insidious phenomenon, one which targets the real of the body not via the image or indeed the signifier, but via the number: [...]

Dancing For Joyce – Psychoanalysis and Lucia

By | July 6th, 2019|LRO 167|

Language and the Letter As a young woman, Lucia Joyce had engaged firmly with practice of speech and language and writing culminating in for example her fine illustration of certain lettrines of her father’s work and with practices of the body in terms of her proclivity for the art of dance. In her name already [...]

A Homage to an Artist, or Confrontations with a Real

By | July 3rd, 2019|LRO 166|

To commemorate someone who has passed away is essentially to recall something of oneself. Death puts us, parlêtres, in touch with the singular and draws the unthinkable near. Confronted with death, beings in language quickly turn towards meaning, attempt communication there where it can only fail. It is so utterly humane to try to seal [...]

On-line Calligraphy

By | June 29th, 2019|LRO 165|

In his teaching and most particularly in the ’70s, Lacan was inspired by Chinese and Japanese writing in order to elaborate what first occurred in his psychoanalysis as letter in terms of signifier and then got separated from the signifier and got established in the real: the letter as what grasps, what shapes the body [...]

Microwave Push – Next!

By | June 22nd, 2019|LRO 163|

In our epoch, I see a tendency toward what I call “Microwave-time” in our lives; where we want everything fast, fast food, fast services, fast results, sharing instant outcomes in real time... Hypermodernity’s discourse regarding time overvalues rapidity and that the subject experience as a push toward speed, and acceleration in everyday life. [1] This [...]