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Will Smith at the Oscars: A Slap in the Face for Love

By | April 27th, 2022|LRO 339|

I hesitate to write this for fear of merely adding to the deafening roar of social media chatter about this incident. Yet another opinion about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars? Just what the world does not need! Nevertheless, perhaps we can cut through all the celebrity gossip and virtue-signalling that has proliferated [...]

Return Ticket

By | April 20th, 2022|LRO 337|

Arriving in the harbor of New York City, Sigmund Freud beholds the Statue of Liberty illuminating the universe and jokes to his colleague, Carl Jung: “They don’t realize we’re bringing them the plague.” This is a story about Freud that Jacques Lacan used to tell. Jacques-Alain Miller reminded us of this. In Écrits, Lacan revealed [...]

Psychoanalysis, Science Fiction, and Climate Change

By | April 13th, 2022|LRO 336|

In November 2021, psychoanalyst Gustavo Dessal challenged psychoanalysts to take account of climate change, which he referred to as a “blind spot” in the discourse of Lacanian psychoanalysis.[1] When it comes to the issue of climate change and the future of our planet, what might a psychoanalyst have to say about this from the perspective of [...]

“Wo Man”: Man and Woman Are Only Signifiers

By | April 6th, 2022|LRO 335|

In 2020, on the Bulgarian contemporary dance scene appeared "Wo Man", an art performance by author and choreographer Marion Darova. Darova and the actress Martina Apostolova are the performers. The play is inspired by Judith Butler's theory of gender and is an attempt to explore the concepts of "man" and "woman" and the related social [...]

Uncertainty in the Time of Coronavirus

By | March 30th, 2022|LRO 334|

Alongside the coronaviruses we see another pandemic appearing, that of a generalised uncertainty which has become a current form of civilisation’s discontents. Until now hidden by the hopes generated by science, uncertainty is spreading even faster than the virus itself and is creating a crisis within society. There is the uncertainty regarding new variants, uncertainty [...]

Why the Analyst Has to (Re)claim the Role of the Cuckoo

By | March 23rd, 2022|LRO 333|

Most clinical institutions in Vienna operate primarily in service of the Austrian healthcare system, placing psychoanalysis and the diverse psychotherapy methods in the same category. Whilst providing their services for little to almost no costs, the institution aims for the quick elimination of the symptom, the reduction of stress, suffering and pain as if this [...]