Fundamental Texts 2010
February 24th, 2010 – session of 23 April 1958, chapter 19 in the French.
March 10th: continuing from above
March 24th: continuing
April 14th Continue with week 20 (in the French), Session of 30 April 1958, which is the session on ‘Le rêve de la belle bouchère’, or the smoked salmon dream, from The Interpretation of Dreams.
April 28th. Continue with the session of 7 May, week 21 (in the French), on ‘Les rêves de “l’eau qui dort”’.
There are two important references in this chapter: Michael Balint’s “Genital love”, chap 7 of his Primary love and psycho-analytic technique, and the dream of an hysteric reported by Freud in The Interpretation of dreams, Chap 5, section A, part I, beginning “An intelligent and cultivated young woman, ..”. There is also a third, passing reference, to Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques.
May 12th: session of 7 May, week 21 (in the French), on ‘Les rêves de “l’eau qui dort”’, picking up the thread from p. 374, where Lacan begins to speak of Freud
May 26th: Chapter 22, session of May 14th.
June 9th – session cancelled
June 23rd. The relevant session remains that of 14 May 1958.
July 28th A discussion of Maurice Bouvet on obsessional neurosis, focusing on his paper, ‘Incidences thérapeutiques de la prise de conscience de l’envie de pénis dans la névrose obsessionnelle féminine’, which we hope to have in translation by the week-end. If you are attending the seminar and would like a copy, let me know or it is available on the website library.
We will also discuss, time permitting, the session of 21 May 1958. Ch. 23, ‘L’obsessionel et son désir’ in the French. We will continue the discussion of maternal “ravage” from last time as well as of Bouvet.
September 15th We’ll continue our discussion of Lacan’s take on Bouvet this Wednesday and pick up our reading from near the end of the session of 11 June 1958, chapter 25, ‘La signification du phallus dans la cure’, in the French edition.
September 29th: We’ll discuss Lacan the session of 18 June 1958, chapter 26, ‘Les circuits du désir’, in the French edition, focusing on Glover’s article on inexact interpretation, Lacan on the Other of the Other, and Lacan’s little theory of blasphemy
October 13th: The discussion for this meeting will again focus on the session of 18 June 1958, which is chapter 26, ‘Les circuits du désir’.