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On the Gordian knot and the Möbius topology of the Act

From
30-10-2021 18:00
To
30-10-2021 19:30

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On 30th of October Petros Patounas, psychoanalyst of the School of the Freudian Letter, will present a seminar entitled 'On the Gordian knot and the Möbius topology of the Act'

The Gordian Knot was part of the history and legend surrounding Alexander the Great and his encounter with another enigma- an enigma according to Patounas equally important as that of the Sphinx and Oedipus’ myth: whoever unties the knot, will be the king of Asia.

Alexander, says Patounas has given us access unwillingly to the approach of the cut, not the vital psychoanalytic one introduced by Lacan’s genius, but the cut the Act brings forth and provides the threshold from the Subject of the unconscious, where the subject is represented in the signifiers, to the Verb of the Act where the hypokeimenon (now Verb) dies and resurrects itself having admittance to desire, which is beyond the body and thus beyond the signifier.

Patounas will introduce the modified Möbius Topology where the presence of the Act on it permits 'straight' lines.

Further information

Fees: GBP 10

Language: English

Date and time: 30.10.2021, from 6pm - 7:30pm

The interview will be delivered online via Zoom application. You can book your ticket via Eventbrite here

After booking a ticket you will receive an email from Eventbrite with the link to the event. Please note to access the event you will have to register with Eventbrite and be logged in with your account. 

Contact: Nadia Molodkina, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates

30.10.2021
6pm - 7:30pm GMT

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Booking

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Online event via Zoom

The Names of the Father and their operation in the Ascesis of Psychoanalysis

From
16-10-2021 18:00
To
16-10-2021 19:30

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On 16th of October Petros Patounas, psychoanalyst of the School of the Freudian Letter, will present a seminar entitled 'The Names of the Father and their operation in the Ascesis of Psychoanalysis'

‘The Names of the Father’, the “mysterious” seminar of Jacques Lacan that was never presented, provokes a series of questions regarding the actual practice of psychoanalysis.

What are they, these Names of the Father? How do we deal with them? What are the differences between imaginary and symbolic Names of the Father? Is there a Name of the Father that is Real? How do these change when we are practising with the clinical structures in mind and when we are practising with topology in mind?

These are questions that Petros Patounas psychoanalyst of the SFL will respond to among others in this seminar.

 

Further information

Fees: GBP 10

Language: English

Date and time: 16.10.2021, from 6pm - 7:30pm

The interview will be delivered online via Zoom application. You can book your ticket via Eventbrite here

After booking a ticket you will receive an email from Eventbrite with the link to the event. Please note to access the event you will have to register with Eventbrite and be logged in with your account. 

Contact: Nadia Molodkina, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates

16.10.2021
6pm - 7:30pm GMT

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Booking

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Location

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Online event via Zoom

How do we practise Freudian analysis with Transgender individuals?

From
25-09-2021 18:30
To
25-09-2021 20:00

 

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On 25th of September Petros Patounas, psychoanalyst of the School of the Freudian Letter, will present a seminar entitled 'How do we practise Freudian analysis with Transgender individuals?'

In recent times there has been a buzz within psychoanalytic circles and schools around the world regarding the 'trans' question. Freudian schools, and not only, have attempted to approach this phenomenon in various ways in order to facilitate discussions, meanings, and interpretations. However, a number of analysts have been magnetised by and drawn into this discourse. Therefore, in paying attention to what is being written about it and the ways that this topic is being approached, one can detect heavy traces of influence of the discourses of trans activists.

According to Patounas, although these are important questions and discourses to be considered, it appears that psychoanalysts have forgotten their main function: that of creating space for the analysand’s subjective truth and Act. He claims that a number of psychoanalysts are captured by the discourses of trans activism and are responding to these challenging issues from an identification with the signifier “psychoanalyst”, taking a position conforming to the activists’ demands.

This has little to do with the analyst as responding to the subject in speaking about their most profound questions of being. Very few have taken this question to heart, which is the core point of the Freudian orientation: how do we practise with transgender individuals? This question is not a matter of technique but one of desire, the analyst’s desire.

In this seminar, Petros Patounas responds from his experience with transgender people to vital questions regarding the analytic act.

 

Further information

Fees: GBP 10

Language: English

Date and time: 25.09.2021, from 6:30pm - 8pm

The interview will be delivered online via Zoom application. You can book your ticket via Eventbrite here

After booking a ticket you will receive an email from Eventbrite with the link to the event. Please note to access the event you will have to register with Eventbrite and be logged in with your account. 

Contact: Nadia Molodkina, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates

25.09.2021
6pm - 7:30pm GMT

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Location

Venue

Online event via Zoom

The analysis of a Transgender Woman: the Voice of the father regained

From
04-09-2021 18:30
To
04-09-2021 20:00

 

Event details

On 4th of September 2021 Petros Patounas, psychoanalyst of the School of the Freudian Letter, will present a seminar entitled 'The analysis of a Transgender Woman: the Voice of the father regained'

Patounas will analyse briefly the testimony of a Transgender woman, with the difficulties in this person’s life, prostitution, rape and finally the return to her body, a body where the voice was not able to possess at that stage, but instead it was possessing.

What can we say about the Trans debates, phenomena or experiences having in mind the structures, the master signifiers, the fundamental fantasy, the object a, the demand of the Other, and love?

Certainly about love. The question of love for Patounas is not a question because it is always there, love is always there: what the question is for Patounas, is “how a child is loved in the structures around it”, structures that cannot be separated from the fantasies of those around the child and how they interrelate with one another.

Further information

Fees: GBP 10

Language: English

Date and time: 04.09.2021, from 6:30pm - 8pm

This event is for SFL members and/or by invitation only. The seminar will be delivered online via Zoom application. 

Contact: Nadia Molodkina, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates

04.09.2021
6:30pm - 8pm GMT

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event.

Location

Venue

Online Zoom event

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