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WOKE or Racism in the Time of the Many Without the One (Part 1)

By | May 26th, 2021|LRO 298|

I believe that it is inoperative to say that there are no races. For there to be no races, for us to be able to say “we men,” there would have to be the Other of man... So there are races, races that are not physical. There are races that respond to the definition given [...]

What Do We Call ‘Body Event’?[1]

By | May 15th, 2021|LRO 296|

This expression “body event”, as defining the symptom, can be found in the text Lacan submitted for inclusion in the proceedings of the 5thInternational Joyce Symposium in 1975, under the title “Joyce the Symptom”.[2]Here is the passage in question: “Let us leave the symptom to what it is: an event of the body, bound up with [...]

Lemebel: Writing as a Way of Love

By | May 12th, 2021|LRO 295|

Image credit: "Las dos Fridas" (1989; Pedro Lemebel and Francisco Casas) by Pedro Marinello. Further details at: http://english.yeguasdelapocalipsis.cl/ “I don’t think I was born for love, I invent love for others”, says Pedro Lemebel after referring to a time characterized by the hope of a political project - Unidad Popular in Chile - in connection [...]

The Body Marked by Language [1]

By | May 8th, 2021|LRO 294|

In his last Seminar, The Moment to Conclude, Lacan says the following: "The Symbolic is language: we learn to speak and it leaves traces […], consequences that are nothing other than the sinthome and analysis consists […] in realising why we have these sinthomes […][2]" That is to say, language has an effect on the body, marking it with traces that impede the [...]

Docile to Trans

By | May 5th, 2021|LRO 293|

Image credit: Hermaphrodite endormi, resting on a mattress specially sculpted by Bernini. Roman work discovered in 1608, life-size marble, Louvre Museum. The storm has broken. The trans crisis is upon us. Trans people are in a trance (let's get that one out of the way, it was to be expected) while among the psy community, [...]

The Signifier, the Letter, and the Body: Changing Perspective in Hysteria

By | May 1st, 2021|LRO 292|

The Other is needed to construct a body, for a body is not something that we can take for granted. Freud’s hysterics ‘have a body’, which transmits a message from an other to the other, they transport also the other’s symptom; we can say with Miller and Laurent that in such cases a symptom is [...]

Éric Marty and Jacques-Alain Miller – Interview on “The Sex of Moderns”[1]

By | April 28th, 2021|LRO 291|

Sunday 21 March, 2021   Jacques-Alain Miller: My dear Éric Marty, I thought I would start with a little ‘speech’ [in English in the original]. Your book, I received it last Wednesday with a dedication that I could not decipher, I leafed through it for twenty minutes, and I thought of Marx's sentence in The [...]

Femicides

By | April 21st, 2021|LRO 289|

Violence is part of our contemporary world and the classifications with which crimes are named are expanding and diversifying. Crimes transcend gender, race, and age, but some take on the particularity of targeting a specific population. Is it possible to argue that the crimes of women and men are symmetrical in terms of their subjective [...]