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“The Queen’s Gambit”: What is Really Sacrificed?

By | October 13th, 2021|LRO 314|

Chess has never been very popular in the Western world. Chess geniuses, on the contrary, have always drawn public attention. Something otherworldly about these unusual masterminds catches our interest. What price has to be paid for such incredible success in an almost uninhabited island of symbolic? Two examples from classic literature are found in the [...]

A Politics of Lacanian Action

By | October 6th, 2021|LRO 313|

How are we to understand Lacanian action today? When does a practice oriented analytically become Lacanian action? In the first place, we should situate the contrast between the term "action" and the term "act", two terms that Lacan distinguished very well in the clinic. This distinction is at the root of the term "Lacanian action," [...]

Transmissions of “Bits of Real” in a Lacanian Criminology Workshop

By | September 29th, 2021|LRO 312|

A group of people active in the field of justice, education, the police, the magistracy and health care have been organizing a monthly workshop on Lacanian criminology in person since 2004. The workshop consists of a practical presentation of situations drawn from each field of activity supported by a theoretical text. For this year, 2021-2022, [...]

From the “Shine of the Absences” to the Mystic as a Body Event

By | September 23rd, 2021|LRO 311|

The architecture of Seminar XX: Encore meets some of its fundamental pillars already in the sixties. Lacan highlights a certain negligence regarding the way in which post-Freudian psychoanalysts took a stand on female sexuality and masked their embarrassment by covering the enigma of the feminine with the field of meaning. He poses the fundamental question [...]

Wandering in the Virtual Space Between the Bed and the Couch

By | September 15th, 2021|LRO 310|

When I encounter, especially with young subjects, a sentence that begins with "I talked to ...", I find myself sometimes asking, 'did the conversation take place in presence, by phone, or in writing?' It seems that the distinction between these different modes does not produce a disturbance in the speech sequence of those subjects. The [...]

“Be Happy, Eat, Drink, Repeat”: A Pandemic Slogan

By | June 30th, 2021|LRO 307|

"Be Happy, Eat, Drink, Repeat." These five words constitute the printed slogan of a recycling bag by a well-known take-away franchise coffee shop selling, among other things, beverages and fast food. During the pandemic, one could order these commodities for pick up, to consume at home or on the way to work. Changes experienced during [...]

The Absent Kiss

By | June 19th, 2021|LRO 305|

The cancel culture would like to erase certain imaginary references that allowed children to be told what cannot be said about horror. If Prince Charming's kiss can no longer be inscribed, since Sleeping Beauty or Snow White have been put to sleep by a spell and therefore cannot give their consent, the wicked witch or the stepmother [...]