NLS Congress Preparatory Seminar - London Society, with Jean-Louis Gault
of the New Lacanian School
SEMINAR OF THE NEW LACANIAN SCHOOL IN LONDON
Preparatory Seminar: Towards the 10th Congress of the NLS
‘Reading a Symptom’
Saturday 19th November at 2:30pm
Jean-Louis Gault, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Nantes, member of the ECF and of the NLS.
“The Symptom Between Speaking and Writing”
1. The analytical treatment is a speaking experience. The symptom which the patient complains about, takes the way of speaking in the analytical experience. On that basis Freud conceptualized the symptom as a message. Lacan gave the formula of it with his concept of the symptom as a metaphor.
2. The symptom is not only words. It implies always the body. For this reason it is writing (see Ecrits 280).
3. The practice of analytical interpretation depends on this double affiliation of the symptom, to speaking and writing.
Ecrits on the symptom
Lectures in the USA
Discussant: Roger Litten
Chair of the London Society
University of London Student Union
Malet Street, London W1
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