The New York Freud and Lacan Analytic Group
Culture and Psychoanalysis Seminar presents
'OCCUPY WALL STREET'
January 25th - 8:30PM
Barnard Hall, Room 409B
3009 Broadway (117th Street)
Presentation by Ross Shields: It Is Right to Rebel Without a Cause (these grievances are not-all inclusive)
Discussion led by Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff and Robert Buck
Occupy Wall Street appears leaderless, without demands, and without a cause—it would seem to be lacking the very traits that used to identify social and political movements. The seminar will investigate the extent to which the coherence of "The 99%" depends on the incoherence—the lack—of the "one demand". Have the politics of representation been replaced by a symptom of their failure: occupation? How might the movement itself occupy the position of the absent cause orienting politics towards the real?
Chapters VII and VIII of Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego, Sigmund Freud.
The Direction of the Treatment and Its Principles of Power. Ecrits, Jacques Lacan
The Sinthome, A Mixture of Symptom and Fantasy, Jacques-Alain Miller
Chapter 20 of The Seminar Of Jacques Lacan: Book XI.