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Visiting Speaker: Alain Vanier (Paris)

Speaking of Lacan - Guest Speaker Presentation

Speaker: Alain Vanier (Paris)

Dr. Alain Vanier is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist practicing in Paris. He is a full professor at the University of Paris Diderot-Paris 7, and the director of graduate studies at its Research Centre for Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society. He is a member and past president of Espace Analytique. He is the author of many psychoanlytic articles, including several on literary and artistic productions; and among his many psychoanalytic studies which have appeared in English and in French, is his book Lacan, published in English by Other Press.

Title: The Object of Depression

The increased frequency of the diagnosis of depression stemming from changes in diagnostic criteria and encouraged by the availability today of anti-depressants is not merely a symptom of contemporary culture. It is also a manifestation of a certain modern position of the subject. Recalling Lacan’s remark that the objet a is already present in Freud’s ‘Mourning and Melancholia,’ we will see how this concept can help us address this phenomenen.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012

Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Place: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.) 252 Bloor St. W. (at St. George St.)

Room: 8-180 (eighth floor)

Cost: $50.00 ($20.00 for students with I.D.)

Please R.S.V.P. by phone or e-mail. Payment prior to the event would be greatly appreciated in order to cover costs in advance. However, payment may also be made at the door. Cheques should be made payable to: Dr. Mavis Himes, c/o Speaking of Lacan and sent with registration to:

Dr. Mavis Himes
554 Spadina Cres.
Toronto, ON M5S 2J9

Receipts will be available at the time of the presentation

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