Speaking of Lacan - Guest Speaker Presentation

Speaker: Dr. Nestor Braunstein (Mexico)

Nestor Braunstein is a psychoanalyst practicing in Mexico City and in Cuernevaca. He also lectures widely on psychoanalysis in several American and European universities. He is the author of Memory and Dread: or the Memory of Childhood (New York: Jorge Pinto Books, 2010), the first volume in a trilogy on memory translated into English, and Jouissance: a Lacanian Concept translated from Spanish into several languages (but not English). He has written several papers and book chapters on Lacanian psychoanalysis, and has presented papers to a variety of international audiences.

Title: The Borderlines of Lacan

In this presentation, we will discuss the concept of ‘borderlines’ and how it may or may not relate to the work of Lacan. For example, what are the borderlines between psychiatry and psychoanalysis? Can we even speak about the border-line in Lacan? Can we say that a borderline condition is a concept that lies on the frontier between neurosis and psychosis? Using Lacan’s consideration of the Wolfman as a borderline case and the case of Joyce and the Borromean rings, we will explore various aspects of the theoretical and clinical dimensions of this contemporary diagnosis.

Recommended Readings:

Freud, S. (1918 [1914])From the History of an Infantile Neurosis, vol. XVII
Lacan, J. (1962-63) Angoisse Sem. XX (26. 06. 63)
Lacan, J. (1975-76) Joyce and the Sinthome, Sem. XXIII

Date: Friday, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

Room: 2-198

Cost Per Session: $75.00 ($35.00 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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