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Haphephobia and the Dilemma of Touching Each Other or Not

By | January 20th, 2021|LRO 269|

Since the start of the pandemic we have not stopped receiving news about different mental disorders linked to it. First, we discover the syndrome of cabin fever, that push to stay locked up. With the widespread use of the mask, and by “preventing” us from expressing our feelings, the “blank face” appeared. Following the recommendation [...]

Titian’s Blue

By | January 16th, 2021|LRO 268|

Awoken from a dream, a question imposes itself on me: what is the colour of psychoanalysis? It echoes childhood memories where lively, vibrant colours marked my mother’s desire as she covered me with them. Once, she found such a colourful material with which she had a dress cut out for herself and a shirt for [...]

The Trump Symptom

By | January 13th, 2021|LRO 267|

“Domestic Terrorism”, Hillary Clinton wrote on her Twitter account referring to the hordes Trump sent to the Capitol last Wednesday. From everything I’ve read about it, that diagnosis seems spot on. Terrorism can be practiced in many ways, with vest bombs, backpacks activated by a cell phone call, or shots in the back of the [...]

Lacan in Caracas: Forty years and (of) an instant (of seeing)

By | January 9th, 2021|LRO 266|

Gerado Réquiz is an AMS (Analyst Member of the School) of the WAP and of the NEL. He currently resides in Madrid, Spain. Interview conducted by Cristina Vírseda. Image credit – J. Diaz. …. Lacan’s presence in Caracas in 1980 had the status of an event, initiating his internationalization.From that moment on, Lacan has spread [...]

Finnegans Wake: A Dream of Joyce – and its Real *

By | December 13th, 2020|LRO 264|

In the third section of Seminar XXIII: The Sinthome, titled by Jacques-Alain Miller “The Invention of the Real”,[1] and especially in its middle chapter, “On Sens, Sex and the Real” – itself an elaboration of ideas first set out the year before in the lecture “Joyce the Symptom”[2] – we find Lacan concerned with the [...]

Hate in Bubbles

By | December 10th, 2020|LRO 263|

The US elections have confirmed what the pandemic had already shown in the open: that hatred works today as a passion that groups people into bubbles, segregating them from one another. Freud's thesis in his Group Psychology (1921) argued that the community was born from the identification that everyone had with a common object, the [...]

A Night of Psychoanalysis in Vienna

By | December 2nd, 2020|LRO 262|

On 4 September 2020, a balmy late summer evening in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, more than twenty people from the Initiative Wien met to read three of the Introductory Lectures that Sigmund Freud gave in the winter semesters (1914/15, 1915/16 and 1916/1917) in the lecture hall of the Psychiatric Clinic of the Vienna General Hospital.[1] [...]

Organized Solitude

By | November 28th, 2020|LRO 261|

Does anyone remember the golden age of confinement, when humanity believed itself to be One in universal love? Many saw the omen of redemption, the promise of a historic rectification: we would be reborn in a better condition. That dream did not last long, because very soon it changed into a nightmare and the zombies [...]

Pain and Jouissance

By | November 21st, 2020|LRO 259|

Freud distinguished between two basic experiences of the psychic apparatus: one is the experience of satisfaction (1905;1920), and the second is of pain (1895). In his Project for a Scientific Psychology (1895), Freud identified the phenomenon of pain as one that comes along with a biological-physical process that has reached the limit of its efficiency. [...]