On the Subject’s Relation to Knowledge with Paola Mieli at Après-Coup

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Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents

On the Subject’s Relation to Knowledge, Paola Mieli
Friday, March 16, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street, Room 408, New York, NY

Returning to Freud and Lacan, this seminar will reflect on the function that knowledge and belief play in the subject’s relation to the world. Denial, disavowal, foreclusion—and theirsubjective and collective implications—will be explored, as well as the differences between unconscious and conscious knowledge, between savoir, connaissance and savoir faire.

Readings for March 16th, 2018: S. Freud, A Case of Paranoia Running Counter to the Psychoanalytic Theory (1915); Neurosis and Psychosis, 1923; The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis(1924); J. Lacan, Seminar Book 1, Chapters XXI, XXII (1955); Seminar XI, Chapter XVIII (1964); G.Agamben, Homo Sacer, Part III, chapters 1&2 (1995).

Paola Mieli is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. She is the president of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (New York), a member of Le Cercle Freudien (Paris), Encore (Paris), The European Federation of Psychoanalysis (Strasbourg), and an Associate Researcher at the Centre de Recherches en Psychanalyse, Médicine et Société at the University of Paris VII–Diderot. The author of numerous essays on psychoanalysis and on culture, she recently published the book Figures of Space. Subject, Body, Space (New York, 2017).

Attendance fee: $20
For students with ID: $10

Attendance is free for all members of Après-Coup as well as for the faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts. For more information, visit

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