2023Saturation: Sex Seminars
The word “saturation” has appeared repeatedly in the psychoanalytic work of Duane Rousselle and Mark Gerard Murphy. We shall explore further implications of this concept for religious and sociological thought. How do the late teachings of Jacques Lacan help us to navigate contemporary capitalism, therapy or self-help culture, and mystical or apophatic theology? Join us live once weekly for a total of three weeks with lectures and discussions.
2023Neither Sex Nor Gender: A Matter of Life and Death
Meeting 2. Friday 14th April 2023, at 18.00 CET “NEITHER SEX NOR GENDER: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH” Speaker: Patricia Gherovici Discussants: Emma Lieber – Arturo Casoni Introduction: Giulio Corrivetti anx Anna Maria Giannini Moderator: Raffaele Bracalenti Simultaneous translation service ITALIAN – ENGLISH will be provided. To Register: https://www.eventb…
The theme of ‘gender‘ – the rejection of male-female binarism and heteronormativity – striking at the foundations of the static-determinist view of the biologistic type, imposes rethinking on various disciplines: from the clinic, which is being asked to completely revise its approach to the issue, to legal doctrines, which must assess the consequences, and even affects …
2022Love & War in a Sad Time: Philosophical and Psychoanalytic Inventions
War has now become our reality. It is no longer a ‘knowledge’ transmitted to us from history books and assessed as if from a calm distance. We cannot escape its horrors. Millions of people lost their homes, thousands were killed – and violence continues. A painful knowledge is actively constructed by each one of us, shared through our conversations. This three-weeks philosophical and psychoanalytic lecture and discussion series will explore the following two questions: (1) what knowledge is relevant to what is at stake in times of war?, and (2) how can love survive a war? Join us as we try to invent a way to address war in a time of war.
2022Adieu Lacan (with Betty Milan)
On April 15, 2022 (9:30-11am PDT), EJP hosted a three-way conversation on the new film, ADIEU LACAN, featuring Brazilian psychoanalyst and writer, Betty Milan, award-winning director Richard C. Ledes, and EJP Editor-in-Chief, Fernando Castrillón. Based on her play “Goodbye, Doctor” and her novel “Lacan’s Parrot”, in which Milan recounts her analytic work, ADIEU LACAN offers an astute, frank and faithful account of an actual psychoanalytic cure.
2022Freud’s Seduction: The California Dream and a Future Psychoanalysis
This talk opens up the question of how and which Freud came to California’s shores, what Fernando Castrillón is terming ‘Freud’s seduction‘. As such this historical question sets the background for the theoretical and clinical formulations Castrillón is advancing in his multi-volume book project, California Psychoanalyst: Subjectivity and Clinical Praxis in the Far West, in which he journeys through what he calls the Californication of psychoanalysis – a kind of reformulation of analytic praxis and priority – so as to say something about the subject of the unconscious and contemporary (and future) clinical practice both in the far American West and globally. While an analysis of Freud’s reception is an interesting question to ask of any place, in other words how psychoanalysis came to take root (or not) in a specific locale and time, it becomes a particularly noteworthy interrogation when one considers the peculiar case of California and its history of émigré analysts, such as Siegfried Bernfeld, Ernst Simmel, and Otto Fenichel, who fled to the state in the 1930s. For as the audience will see, the history of psychoanalysis and that of California (at least in its Anglophone iteration) are nearly coterminous. Or by way of a tease, Freud came to California precisely because California came to be…
2021Rhizomes/Neworks/Correspondence: Authorship and the Role of Journals in the Life of Psychoanalysis
How do the mutually-implicated practices of authorship, publication, reading, and critique contribute to the elucidation of our clinical practices? What is the place of psychoanalytic writing in the larger social field(s) that we engage in? As always, psychoanalysis finds itself in a twin moment of crisis and remarkable growth and elaboration. Few would contest the notion that these are stimulating and provocative times in our field, and psychoanalytic journals are consistently at the forefront of the many transformations that are afoot, allowing psychoanalysts to not only stay current with developments in their field, but also facilitating their contributions in a manner befitting their position as psychoanalyst. In addition to interrogating this dual function of the psychoanalytic journal, Benvenuto & Castrillón will speak to the creation of networks and practices of correspondence that are often an outgrowth of the psychoanalytic journal and which sustain theoretical and clinical exploration whilst maintaining a firm footing in the traditions and lineages that are at the core of our praxes.