Lacan returned to Freud’s case of Dora throughout much of his teaching in the thirty years between 1951 and 1981. In fact, many of the changes that mark certain periods of his thinking—at times divided in a focus on the Imaginary, Symbolic, and Real—seem to follow a revisiting and reinterpretation of the case of Dora. Lacan began to view the psychoanalytic process as an increasing hystericization of the patient, history was hystery, and Lacan himself claimed to be a hysteric, walking about on stage, not knowing what he was talking about. Socrates, Hamlet, Bataille, Female Christian mystics, were all avatars for this double headed figure of Lacan and Dora. In this seminar, we will think about why Lacan loved Dora so much and returned to her again and again.
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET Jamieson Webster, PhD Will be held on zoom 2.5 CEs Please buy a membership to get the lower member rate for this event