Après-Coup PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:30 am – 2:00 pm
THE GENEALOGY OF OBJET (PETIT) A, Workshop MARCO ANTONIO COUTINHO JORGE
Lacan often said that object a and the real were his only two inventions in psychoanalytic theory. It’s startling, then, to discover that object a in fact has deep roots in the history of psychoanalytic concepts. The workshop will consider these elements and their crucial impact on Lacan’s construction of object a.
SUGGESTED READINGS: Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905), ch. 1; Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920), ch. 2. Lacan, Seminar VII, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis 1959/60, classes 4 and 5; Seminar VIII, Le transfert, 1960/61, class 10. Winnicott, ‘The Observation of Infants in a Set Situation” (1941); “Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena” (1951).
MEETING PLACE: The School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21st Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York City. Please ask at the front desk for the room number.
ATTENDANCE FEE: $50. For students with ID: $20. Attendance is free for all members of Après-Coup as well as for the faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts.