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Your invitation to join the conversations and discussions at the 17th January LW WG meeting

by Julia Evans on December 12, 2012

1)  Next LacanianWorks Working Group Meeting:  Thursday 17th January between 6pm and 8pm

 

There will be the usual mixture of conversations and presentations from Bruce Scott, Bruno de Florence, Jo Rostron, Julia Evans, with our guest Marcos Abel, following our topic of the ‘Symbolic in the 21st Century’, on Thursday 17th January between 6pm and 8pm.

 

At the January meeting:

– Comments are, again, promised on Channel 4’s programme, broadcast on 25th October 2012, 9pm  to 10pm. Mass tourettes in one town in USA & its follow-up: Freaky Sleepers.

& there may be some exploration of polymorphous perversion, perverse position & perverted in relation to Freud’s 1924 paper ‘The economic problem of masochism’

 

You are invited to join us.

 

Further information about the Lacanian Works working group: LW cartel: Jouissance & symbolic (dis)orderhere

 

The focus of our cartel work is Eric Laurent’s article: ‘The Symbolic Order in the XXI Century: Consequences for the Treatment’. This text, given in July 2010, leads to the  VIII Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis: (WAP Congress) : “The Symbolic Order in the 21st Century”  in April 2012.

 

LocationLocation: Flat D, 38 Eardley Crescent, London, SW5 9JZ  [Earl’s Court tube station: Warwick Road exit]

 

Links to previous contributions are given during our meetings: LW WG work-in-progress

 

LacanianWorks news

 

News from 8th December 2012 meeting

Julia Evans had attended a meeting of the ‘Open Dialogue’ group in Brighton the day before.  This will be written up but not any time soon.  This group challenge the use of drugs in psychosis, especially Schizophrenia, with which I am in agreement.  However, they use power in exactly the same way as the Government’s clinic.  There are no frameworks for describing and critiquing the processes used so it is the naked imposition of a belief system that their way is better. Bruce Scott commented that he had questioned their use of evaluation and received no satisfactory answer.  The question was asked ‘where is the symbolic in this system?’

 

Contents:

1) Detail of next LacanianWorks Working Group Meeting on Thursday 17th January (as above)

2) Contemporary case studies

3) Other references which have emerged from LacanianWorks Working Group’s meetings

4) Bruce Scott’s presentation to Occupy London: St Paul’s Cathedral

5) Texts presented to LW WG at our meetings available here:

6)  Comments on the August 2011 riots

 

2)  Contemporary case studies

 

Comments on three accounts of contemporary conditions by Bruno de Florence on May 26, 2012 Or here

Benjamin Button syndrome, they act younger as they get older: Tuesday May 1st 2012: Hayden Smith by Julia Evans on May 1, 2012 or available here

Third Gender is defined?:20th April 2012: Tom Gardner by Julia Evans on April 20, 2012 or available here http://www.lacanianworks.net/?p=348

Male anorexia in England: 16th April 2012: Sadie Whitelocks by Julia Evans on April 16, 2012 or available here

Male anorexia, details of two cases living in the USA: 23rd February 2012: Victoria Wellman by Julia Evans on February 23, 2012 or available here

The Hacker: a description of his life: 3rd July 2011: Abul Taher by Julia Evans on July 3, 2011 or available here

For Bruno de Florence’s comments on this, see The hacker  (July 9th, 2011)

 

3) Other references which have emerged from LacanianWorks Working Group’s meetings:

 

The real in the XXI st century: 27th April 2012: Jacques-Alain Miller or here

…his lack of any self-limiting principle. If the problem is limits, then this is a problem without an easy solution, because we too have learnt to be limitlessly acquisitive: Christopher Caldwell by Julia Evans on April 27, 2012 or here

Notes on references by Jacques Lacan to Plato’s ‘Meno’, Nicolas Cusanus, Michel de Montaigne… by Julia Evans on March 16, 2012 or here

The Symbolic Order in the XXI Century: Consequences for the Treatment: July 2010: Éric Laurent available here

Fantasy and the Limits of Enjoyment: ‘The Mother-Daughter Relationship’: Thread and Needle by Pierre Naveau on January 8, 2004  available here

The ‘TRUTH’ of Kant’s moral law : Fantasy and the Limits of Enjoyment by Jean-Louis Gault on October 1, 2003 available here

The Empty Subject: Un-Triggered Psychoses in the New Forms of the Symptom: 1999: Massimo Recalcati also available here

Gay Knowledge, Sad Truth: 1997: Serge Cottet also available here

A Man’s Unconscious Phantasy of Pregnancy in the Guise of Traumatic Hysteria—A Clinical Contribution to Anal Erotism : 1921 : Michael Josef Eisler or here

Texts from Julia Evans, from the archives, which give some of the background to 3rd November 2012 presentation by Jo Rostron:

Psychotherapy is imposed: Psycho-analysis© works: Psychoanalysis operates by Julia Evans on December 15, 2010 or here

Does rule through regulatory systems give protection from murderers? – No by Julia Evans on November 6, 2009 or here

More on the effects of using this government’s top-down power – Systems used to blame not re-calibrate and prevent (Child care) & the principles underlying Government action by Julia Evans on November 5, 2009 or here

 

4)  Bruce Scott’s presentation to Occupy London: St Paul’s Cathedral

 

Occupy the madness-29/01/2012- The Docta Ignorantia by Bruce Scott on January 29, 2012 available here

 

5)    LW WG texts available on  www.LacanianWorks.net

 

From 3rd November 2012

Is there a Complex Adaptive Systems approach behind the ‘Big Society’ and the Coalition Government’s attitude towards statutory professional regulation? by Jo Rostron on November 3, 2012 or here

Texts from Julia Evans, from the archives, which give some of the background:

Psychotherapy is imposed: Psycho-analysis© works: Psychoanalysis operates by Julia Evans on December 15, 2010 or here

Does rule through regulatory systems give protection from murderers? – No by Julia Evans on November 6, 2009 or here

More on the effects of using this government’s top-down power – Systems used to blame not re-calibrate and prevent (Child care) & the principles underlying Government action by Julia Evans on November 5, 2009 or here

 

From 8th September 2012

The notes from this meeting are in process of being posted by Julia Evans…..

From June 30th 2012

French context of Autism in relation to Leo Kanner’s 1943 medical formulation of Autism by Bruno de Florence on June 30, 2012 or here

English context of Autism in relation to medical and other political formulations by Julia Evans on June 30, 2012 or here

 

From our meeting on May 26th 2012

Comments on three accounts of contemporary conditions by Bruno de Florence on May 26, 2012 Or here

Open Letter to the CHRE/PSA on Accreditation Standards  by Bruce Scott on July 5, 2012  or here

 

From our meeting on 18th February 2012

Fragments: The Thing (Das Ding) & …  by Jo Rostron from the February 18, 2012 meeting or here

Julia Evans and Bruno de Florence’s texts have yet to be made available.

From our meeting on January 21st  2012:

Bruno de Florence’s texts have yet to be made available.

‘Meno’, Montaigne and the ‘Docta Ignorantia’: Some thoughts and comments on the weak symbolic in the 21st century by Bruce Scott on January 21, 2012 or here

Boundaries: 21st January 2012: Julia Evans by Julia Evans on January 21, 2012 or here

From our meeting on November 12th  2011:

Getting off on old jouissance: Turning away from negative capability. by Bruce Scott on November 12, 2011 or here

Body, Meaning and Knowledge – Part II by Jo Rostron on November 12, 2011 or available  here

Further explorations of Freud’s 1921 enquiry ‘There must (therefore) be the possibility of transforming group psychology into individual psychology’ by Julia Evans on November 12, 2011 or here

From our meeting on October 8th 2011:

Lacan and Topology by Bruno de Florence on October 8, 201 or here

Further exploration of limits and groups and their links to others in the context of the August riots by Julia Evans on October 8, 2011 or here

Body, Meaning and Knowledge by Jo Rostron on October 8, 2011 or here

From our meeting on July 9th  2011:

The hacker by Bruno de Florence on July 9th, 2011

An explanation of Jacques Lacan’s use of cartels in organisational structure by Julia Evans on November 1, 1997

 

 6)  Comments on the August 2011 riots:

August 2011 riots: reading the analyses: 24th August 2011: Paul Lewis, James Ball & Josh Halliday comment by Julia Evans on August 24, 2011 or here

The Government as Sadeian experimenter  by Julia Evans on August 17, 2011

Principles based in trust and relationships versus Sadeian absolute control by Julia Evans on August 14, 2011

What works – tackling out-of-limits destruction and violence by Julia Evans on August 14, 2011

… the existence of a “completely ignored underclass” who have developed a “perverse morality”. by Julia Evans on August 13, 2011

Post from Finsbury Park, North London by Richard Klein on August 12, 2011

‘Manchester calling’ For what?  by Ian Parker on August 12, 2011

Not If, but when by Bruno de Florence on August 11, 2011

To limit or not to limit: to be or not to be, that is the question by Julia Evans on August 11, 2011

Hoodies  by Jo Rostron on August 10, 2011