Notes from the Reading Seminar VII Group on 5th January 2013 & 8th December 2012 (Seminar VII : 2nd & 9th December 1959 : p48)

by Julia Evans on January 5, 2013

Notices

1)  The next meeting is on Saturday 19th January in Room 102 of Senate House. Times: 10:30-12:30 am.

2)  We start reading at Seminar VII: session of 16th December 1959: Chapter V – Das Ding (II): page 57

3) Dates for Spring Term 2013 & summary of references for Reading Seminar VII Group or here

4)  Ways of keeping in touch:

i)  Circulate your comments to the-letter google group.

Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/the-letter?hl=en.  To post to this group, send email to the-letter@googlegroups.com.

ii) Keep an eye on posts to LacanianWorks.net : here

Hint: Add your comments on the bottom of posts.

5)  Bruno de Florence, www.deflorence.com, offers the following notes on the passages we read.

I, Julia, hope to catch up with the last 3 notes as soon as possible.

Preliminary notes from the Reading Seminar VII Group on 5th January 2013 & 8th December 2012

Notes of session 9th December 1959:

p48 para 4 – ‘There is always an abundance of reasons…’ to p56 (end of session) : read on 5th January 2013

i)  SYMPTOM:

-Letter 105, S.E., Vol, 1

-Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety, 1926, S.E., Vol 20

ii) HYSTERIA AS REPRODUCTION OF PLEASURE:

-Letter 52, S.E., Vol, 1 or available here:

iii) EXPERIENCE OF SATISFACTION

-The Project, Part 1, [11], S.E., Vol, 1  or available here

iii)  Incorporation of speech as the primal immediate identification: LACAN, Seminar X (The Anxiety or Dread), Session of 5th June 1963. Availability given  Seminar X: The Anxiety (or Dread): 1962-1963: begins 14th November 1962: Jacques Lacan: Text in English & References or here

iv)  For a topological explanation of the phenomena of inscription, as per Letter 52 (available here)

Transformation Of An Object Of Reality Into An Object Of Desire, Jacques Siboni. Available here:  http://jacsib.lutecium.org/papers/l090201.pdf

v)  Jacques Lacan’s use of ‘Bahnung’

-German BAHNUNG: canalization.

-French FRAYAGE (from physiology): the fact of facilitating nervous fluxes inside conductors through repetition. See also below the English translation from Harrap’s Shorter French/English Dictionary, 2003, p405.

Perhaps someone can come up with an appropriate English term?

[Harrap’s Shorter French/English Dictionary, 2003, p405

frayer [fre je] (je fraye ou fraie, n frayons; je frayerai  ou fraierai ) VT1f. un chemin to clear a path; Fig to blaze a trail; f. la voie à qn to pave the way for sb 2 (d’un cerf) to scrape, to rub; Vét (d’un cheval) to gall

VI 1 (d’un poisson) to spawn 2 Fig f. avec qn to mix or associate with sb; je ne fraye pas avec des gen de cette espèce  I don’t mix with that sort of people;  elle fraye peu she doesn’t mix much, she’s not much of a mixer

VPR se frayer se f. un passage to clear a way (for oneself); se f. un chemin à travers la foule to force or push or elbow one’s way through the crowd; Fig se f. un chemin dans … to make one’s way in … ]

6. Bruno de Florence’s note from session of 2nd December 1959: Rereading the ‘Entwurf’ :

p35 to session of 9th December 1959 : p48 para 4 read on 8th December 2012

i)  In connection with the structural & non-separable category of “Unconscious-PreConscious-Conscious”, see:

-Freud, The Unconscious, 1915, S.E. Vol 14  (Also, this paper can be seen as a condensed and more “psychological” version of ‘Die Entwurf’).  [Sigmund Freud: ‘Das Unbewusste’: The unconscious: 1915e : You will find Freud’s text in English with the original German laid out in the right hand column.: published by www.Freud2Lacan.com : Parts 1-2, here Parts 3-5, here :Parts 6-7, here : Appendices A-B, here]

-Freud, The Ego and the Id, 1923, S.E. Vol 18

ii)  Seminar VII : Presentation (in French) on the ‘Entwurf’ (Project for a Scientific Psychology: Sigmund Freud) and the relation to reality : 2nd December 1959: Jean-Bertrand Lefèvre-Pontalis

This intervention is referred to in Seminar VII : 2nd December 1959 : p38 of the Dennis Porter translation, but it has not been included in the translation.  Availability, in French:Presentation on the ‘Entwurf’ and the relation to reality : 2nd December 1959: Jean-Bertrand Lefèvre-Pontalis OR here

7. General references:

The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud  or here

The Project for a Scientific Psychology: 23rd & 25th September & 5th October 1895: Sigmund Freud or here

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess: 6th December 1896 : Known as Letter 52 or here

8. Other references:

References Jacques Lacan: Seminar VII: 25th November 1959 :  to p7:

Notes from p1 – 7 of Seminar VII from the 21-09-12 Reading Group Meeting  or  here

Further comments on ‘perverse jouissance’: Seminar VII: session of 18th November 1959  or here

References for Seminar VII: 25th November 1959: page 7 to 15

Notes on Seminar VII: 18th November 1959 from page 7 to 15 by Julia Evans on October 6, 2012 or here

Some forms of emotional disturbance and their relationship to schizophrenia: 1942 : Helene Deutsch or here  : Quoted as ‘the as if case’ by Jacques Lacan in Seminar VII.

It almost looks as if analysis were the third of those ‘impossible’ professions in which one can be sure beforehand of achieving unsatisfying results. The other two, which have been known much longer, are education and government. Freud Or here

The Project for a Scientific Psychology: 23rd & 25th September & 5th October 1895: Sigmund Freud or here

References for Seminar VII: 25th November 1959: p19 to 27

Notes on p19-27 of Seminar VII: 25th November 1959: Reading Group of 27th October by Julia Evans on October 27, 2012 or here

A tangled web of “ethos” by Nicholas Stylianou on October 31, 2012 or here

Letter from Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess: 31st October 1897 : Known as Letter 73 or here

The Project for a Scientific Psychology: 23rd & 25th September & 5th October 1895: Sigmund Freud or here

Seminar VII : Presentation (in French) on the ‘Entwurf’ (Project for a Scientific Psychology: Sigmund Freud) and the relation to reality : 2nd December 1959: Jean-Bertrand Lefèvre-Pontalis

This intervention is referred to in Seminar VII : 2nd December 1959 : p38 of the Dennis Porter translation, but it has not been included in the translation.  Available here, in French:

Presentation on the ‘Entwurf’ and the relation to reality : 2nd December 1959: Jean-Bertrand Lefèvre-Pontalis OR here

PLEASE NOTE:

Dates for Spring Term 2013 & summary of references for Reading Seminar VII Group by Julia Evans on December 5, 2012 or here