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Artistic License in a Woke Era

By | September 21st, 2022|LRO 355|

I Joan, a play which opened at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London last month, shows Joan of Arc as a legendary leader who uses the pronouns, they/ them. Lest it be criticised for historical inaccuracy, the theatre was proactive in affixing a special note by its artistic director: “Theatres do not deal with ‘historical reality’. [...]

Wokeness En Vogue

By | September 14th, 2022|LRO 354|

Three years ago in Vienna, the effects of a new, fresh discourse met us for the first time. Unprepared and up close. During the second Zadig Vienna Forum "Wir alle sind Exilanten“ (We are all exiles), organised by the Vienna Initiative, suddenly loud protests by some students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna aroused. [...]

Between Indocility and Rebellion*

By | July 13th, 2022|LRO 353|

“It is not from too great an indocility of individuals that the dangers for the future of humanity will come.”[1] This complex sentence was uttered by Jacques Lacan in 1945 on his return to France from a trip to England. He was talking to fellow psychiatrists about how psychoanalysis had been used by the British [...]

Eight Points on ‘The Trans Issue’*

By | July 6th, 2022|LRO 352|

1. In a certain sense, there is no "Trans Issue". We have nothing to say about trans people except, on a case by case basis, about each One who comes to meet an analyst. Therefore, there is no prototype of a ‘trans case’. 2. Consequences: A clinical workshop on trans people can only account for [...]

The Transcendental Ethics of Marilyn’s Figure

By | June 15th, 2022|LRO 349|

When Kim Kardashian was recently allowed to wear an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress by designer Bob Mackie, the latter called this “a big mistake”. The dress, he said, was designed for Marilyn alone. In order to wear it, the reality star tried hard and managed to lose substantial weight in a short time. The inevitable [...]

Segregation and Hate

By | June 1st, 2022|LRO 347|

"But even where it emerges without any sexual purpose, in the blindest fury of destructiveness, we cannot fail to recognize that the satisfaction of the drive is accompanied by an extraordinarily high degree of narcissistic enjoyment, owing to its presenting the ego with a fulfillment of the latter’s old wishes for omnipotence." Sigmund Freud, Civilization [...]

If a Tree Were to Fall on an Island Where There Was No Psychoanalyst: On the Ethical Status of Sound

By | May 25th, 2022|LRO 346|

“But what need can an analyst have for an extra ear, when it sometimes seems that two are already too many, since he runs headlong into the fundamental misunderstanding brought on by the relationship of understanding? I repeatedly tell my students: 'Don’t try to understand!' … May one of your ears become as deaf as [...]