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The Hands of Freud

By | September 27th, 2020|LRO 246|

An elaboration on the essay by Jeannne Wolff Bernstein, “The Spanish Flu, Covid-19 and Sigmund Freud – What can we learn from history?”(1) There is the real of the virus, an element that is at once dangerous and abstract, its nature as something unknown, untranslatable. But acknowledging this is to already have begun to overcome [...]

Memories of Sex

By | September 23rd, 2020|LRO 245|

If God exists, he certainly invented sex to torment us. But then again, he was the first to be bothered: Zeus did nothing other than to cast a spell on ravishing mortals, and after him, Christ chose to be admired for eternity in a most dubious costume. His sexuality is now proven even though he clearly preferred [...]

Tech-no-me, tech-to-me

By | September 12th, 2020|LRO 243|

15.06.20   Before the pandemic and the closure of schools, I was clinically working with 4 to 12 year-old children mostly at their school environment. After the government’s decision to close the educational establishments, I saw myself obliged to begin online therapy sessions using electronic devices. Lacanian psychoanalysis implies the use of the body of [...]

The affair of the “Carrion” in Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XVII

By | September 9th, 2020|LRO 242|

The word "carrion" rings a bell when you are French. That is precisely what happened while I was listening to the London Society of the NLS Online Reading[i] of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XVII[ii], Chapter 12, by Despina Andropoulou. Introducing the event, Roger Litten points out that instead of  achieving a full comprehension of the Seminar, as we may [...]

Writing and Erasure under the Shadow of Covid-19

By | September 2nd, 2020|LRO 240|

Above the auditorium near my house in Haifa, ordinarily a stage for cultural events, a huge sign continues to soar, reading “culture will win”. The sign carries both the outcry of the deserted venue, its activities having been suspended in light of the pandemic, as well as the hope that the cultural achievements and joint [...]

Counter-continuity

By | July 11th, 2020|LRO 238|

After many days since the implosion of everyday life, I find myself looking for how to make room for the discontinuity in the discontinuity, how to obtain what a colleague –in the first series of these bulletins- calls “subjective ventilation.”[1] Let me explain: what some people call “new normality” installs itself surreptitiously following the discontinuity, [...]

Signifiers Matter

By | July 8th, 2020|LRO 237|

In our world, the world of Lacanian psychoanalysis, we sometimes talk about the decline in the power or the impact of the symbolic order as a defining characteristic of our time, and the corollary rise of the importance of the imaginary and the real.  This notion echoes others —Lyotard’s observations of the decline of the [...]