Masculinism: A Movement Without the Phallus

By | March 21st, 2021|LRO, LRO 280|

My interest in writing about the feminine, or more specifically about the feminization of the world, resides paradoxically on the masculine. We have observed a contemporary trend spreading worldwide centered on masculinity: men attempting to meet what they imagine to be the aspects of the masculine, something that could somehow guarantee them the position of [...]

In memoriam – François Sauvagnat

By | May 19th, 2020|LRO|

Extracts from an interview with François Sauvagnat about his collection Le trauma psychique, aspects cliniques, éthiques et politiques (Anthropos, 2007), published on the blog for Journées 44 of the ECF, Être Mère, but conducted a year earlier at J43, Trauma (November 2013, Paris). ***** J43: In the book you edited, [whose title translates as] Psychic [...]

Encounter with the Coronavirus: we, analysts, are mortal

By | May 10th, 2020|LRO|

On the 7th of March, I went full of enthusiasm to Barcelona to a TyA conference (Addiction and Alcoholism), thrilled to present a clinical case with the friends of the local group, at the local head-quarters of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis (ELP). I knew the infection was starting to spread in Europe but, according [...]

Women and Life

By | July 17th, 2019|LRO|

Or the Curse of the Breeders Have you seen and listened to Kay Ivey? A powerful old lady! She is the current governor of Alabama and has just promulgated the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. Protecting human life seems a respectable position, even if it is incoherent not to see beyond her own species, and [...]

Fitness in Bits

By | July 10th, 2019|LRO|

I recently wrote about the ‘Captivations of the Algorithmic Ego’ where I focussed on social media and the new digitised imago. Here, I’d like to reflect on a related but arguably even more insidious phenomenon, one which targets the real of the body not via the image or indeed the signifier, but via the number: [...]


By | June 12th, 2018|LRO|

#LostInMigration could be the syntagm of our times for millions of people across the globe who have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war. As Human Flow , an epic film journey directed by Ai Weiwei shows, the contemporary moment may be the greatest human displacement since World War II. [...]

Rosemarie Trockel: woman’s secret celebration

By | June 12th, 2018|LRO|

With the work of artist Rosemarie Trockel, feminism will disclose on its own terms. Relative to women's attributes, hotplates avouch for her breast, her face… household artifacts, the stoves, knives, bottles, bear testimony of her given place in the world. Not to mention domestic endeavors, like sweeping, cooking and animal petting… all that she'll finally [...]

Love and Madness

By | May 17th, 2018|LRO|

On May 25, an exceptional symposium will be held at the Tel-Aviv Museum, where an Israeli film called "Do not Forget Me" will be screened at a pre-premiere screening after which a series of lectures will follow. The film is an Israeli-French-German co-production directed by Ram Nahari, and based on a script by Nitai Gvirtz. [...]