The Lacanian Review. Hurly-Burly – Issue 6

By | October 17th, 2018|TLR 6|

New Lacanian School (NLS) / World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP) The 6th Issue of The Lacanian Review, Fall 2018 ‘¡URGENT!’ Release Date: November 2018 - FREE SHIPPING BEFORE NOVEMBER 4TH Brief With a series of exceptional new translations of texts by Jacques Lacan and Jacques-Alain Miller, The Lacanian Review takes you into the space of [...]

The Secret Substance

By | October 11th, 2018|LRO 96|

If popular wisdom baptized money as "the excrement of the Devil", the cunning of Luther (whose bowel movements inspired the Reformation, according to the biographers) consisted in robbing money from the devil and having it blessed by God. This gave the green light to capitalism, which is not without reason is doing much better with [...]

Art and Fiction

By | September 19th, 2018|LRO 90|

Art and Fiction Kan Yasuda’s 'The secret of the Sky' In Short  Surprise! To encounter the work of art The secret of the sky (1996) by Kan Yasuda, means to face “the sovereign image”[1] in Naoshima Island ![2] Beyond the phenomenology of perception, the visitor is invited to fall upon the significantised element. Freud and Lacan [...]

The tea of the master and the tea of desire. A short story in the light of Lacan’s Seminar XVII

By | September 15th, 2018|LRO 89|

Amantine is the heroine of the exceptional short story À Clairmont by Maryse Battistuzzi.[1] She is an old lady with a particular whim that makes other people wonder: when taking her tea she invariably leaves a small quantity in the bottom of her cup. To Amantine, to consume those last sips would doubtless amount “to [...]

Subjects of Instruments

By | September 10th, 2016|LRO 45|

Pokémon Go has been dominating the media and the streets, with crowds gathering and provoking chaos when rare characters appear on screen. It shows us to what extent Lacans statement: “ You are from now on, more than you would ever think, subjects of instruments (…). ”2can be understood. Several online articles are reporting that [...]

A Good Analyst

By | June 24th, 2016|LRO 39|

How does countertransference come to play such a big part of today’s orthodoxy of psychoanalysis? Paul Geltner, a New York based psychoanalyst, who specialises in countertransference phenomena, recently published a book where he speaks frankly about the “uses of feeling” in the analytic practice, although his expertise rests on providing supervision1 . His main focus [...]

Almost Famous

By | November 13th, 2015|LRO 08|

Like many Americans, waiters make me uncomfortable. Their performance of servitude hypostasizes ontological difference, therefore symbolic castration, and as a neurotic, that bothers me. It didn't bother Lacan. He loved barking at waiters. Lacan understood that there is no love and desire without perversion. We can only meet other subjects on the terrain of their [...]

The Tingles

By | October 30th, 2015|LRO 06|

The experience has been called attention induced head orgasm, attention induced euphoria, and attention induced observation euphoria, as well as the tingles, brain massage, head tingle, brain tingle, spine tingle, or brain orgasm. The acronymic neologism which has stuck is ASMR - autonomous sensory meridian response. The phenomenon is autonomous in so far as it [...]

Street Food

By | October 16th, 2015|LRO 04|

No matter how delicious the street cheeseburgers at the California Cantine on the rue Turbigo may be, I refuse to participate in this farce on ethical grounds. Likewise, under ordinary circumstances, I would never set foot in a Naturalia health food store. For an American, France is a museum of the recent commercial past. Consumer [...]