Brooklyn, NY • September 30 – October 21 | 6:30 PMJoin The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for Sigmund Freud and the Birth of Psychoanalysis, a four-week course led by Loren Dent. Through close examination of Freud's writings, students will explore themes including: dissociation and repression, trauma and fantasy; the tensions between biology and mental conflict and between hereditary degeneracy and family dynamics; and, perhaps most controversially both then and now, Freud’s insistence on the primacy of sexuality in human development and behavior. For more information and registration, see the Brooklyn Institute's course listing.
Brooklyn, NY • October 28 – November 18 | 6:30 PMJoin The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for Jacques Lacan: The Desire of the Other, a four-week course led by Loren Dent. The course will introduce participants to Lacan’s contributions to psychoanalysis through careful reading of selected excerpts from his Ecrits. Students will discuss Lacan’s ideas about the structure of the unconscious, the Real, Imaginary, and Symbolic orders, the mirror stage, desire, and the ethics of analytic practice and clinical technique. The aim of the class will be to introduce fundamental Lacanian concepts in a way that that highlights their clarity and distinctiveness. For more information and registration, see the Brooklyn Institute's course listing.
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