28 de fevereiro de 2008

[Lacanian-Orientation-US] from APW: ON LOVE--Conference Announcement

a message from Patricia Gherovici and Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workshops (APW):
Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workshops (APW)

March 28-30, 2008. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

The "malady of being two" [mal d'être deux] from which . . . patients suffer hardly frees them from Narcissus' problem. It is a mortal passion that ends up taking its own life.-Lacan, Le Minotaure

What are psychoanalysts talking about when they speak of love? If the aim of the cure is to restore the analysand's ability to work and love, is it, in the terms of Freud's famous opposition, anaclitic-type or narcissistic-type object love that must be recovered? Is it fixation on a lost object, of whichever variety, that must be overcome? Or is it that love and desire have diverged-"where they love they do not desire and where they desire they cannot love"-and must be encouraged to fuse? Is it romantic love that psychoanalysis enables, by inciting the analysand's passion for the analyst?

Lacan's contributions to the study of love span the half-century of his published work, and include-just to scratch the surface-discussions of the imaginary passion of jealousy in Family Complexes; narcissistic love arising from the mirror stage; love as giving what you don't have in Écrits; courtly love and the relations between love, beauty, and the Thing in the Ethics seminar; love as a "comical feeling," the miracle of love, and the "metaphor of love" in his reading of Plato's Symposium; the "uranian love" of André Gide; and the suggestion of a possible subject-to-subject love beyond desire in Seminar XX.
The speakers at the conference will take up topics related to love as a pivotal force in analytic treatment and in life more generally, and outline some of the features of Lacan's theory of love-indeed, perhaps of his multiple theories of love.

Keynote speaker Colette Soler Speakers: Doron Almagor, Mario Beira, Olga Cox Cameron, Dan Collins, Katerina Daniel, Bruce Fink, Rolf Flor, Russell Grigg, Judith Feher Gurewich, Dominiek Hoens, Adrian Johnston, Sigi Jottkandt, Gustavo Klurfan, Cristina Laurita, Maria Lopez, Deborah Luepnitz, Kareen Malone, Dany Nobus, Barry O'Donnell, Ray O'Neill, Carol Owens, Lili Sieh, Mark Stafford, Stephanie Swales, Clive Thomson, Paul Verhaeghe, Eve Watson.

Friday March 28-Sunday March, 30 2008, University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 . Please visit http://www.apwonline.org for further conference information such as:1. Conference start and end times2. Poster for you to download and distribute3. Hotel information with links to maps.Conference sessions will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM,Saturday from 10:00 to 7:00, and Sunday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Very much looking forward to seeing you soon in Philadelphia,Best wishes,Patricia Gherovici

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