My book Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family has been published. This book came together over the course of many years of study in the Lacanian… Read more "Preface and Key Concepts from my book Psychoanalysis and the Politics of the Family"
This is a fairly ambitious post. Here I attempt to show how the theory of neurosis developed by the early psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler, particularly his theory of…… Read more “Pseudo aggression, Contradiction, Ideology”
Hegel and Lacan on Paranoia: The Romantic Idealist Reformer Becomes an Aggressive Paranoid Study Groups in Psychoanalysis and Politics Presents: Wilfried Ver Eecke on "Hegel and Lacan… Read more "Seminar on Paranoia in Hegel and Lacan"
Our Study Groups in Psychoanalysis and Politics is pleased to invite you to join our next seminar series with the psychoanalyst and artist Bracha Ettinger. We’re very… Read more "Seminar with Bracha Ettinger"
I'm pleased to offer a new seminar with Lacanian analyst and literary theorist Ellie Ragland starting in early 2021. You can sign up to join us here.… Read more "Lacan and the Logic of Structure with Ellie Ragland"
I'm happy to announce that we have an upcoming keynote lecture by Samo Tomsic on "The Politics of Resentment" on December 3rd at 7 pm. You can… Read more "The Politics of Resentment with Samo Tomsic"
This coming Thursday I will be starting a reading series on Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920). I will host this series via Zoom on Thursday nights… Read more "Announcing New Beyond the Pleasure Principle – Reading Series"
I'm pleased to share an article I wrote based on a talk I offered to the Lacanian Forum of Washington, DC earlier this month. The editors at… Read more "The Subject Supposed to Rebel"
Lacan has remarked that modesty is the most important virtue. Lacan thinks modesty as an affect that keeps one’s desire or symptom protected behind a veil. Yet when the veil is lifted through the gaze of the other, the subject undergoes shame. Where there is shame, the extimate part of one’s being, precisely their desire is exposed to the other. Shame thus awakens the subject to being riveted to oneself, to a foreign self inside oneself.
Todd Phillip's Joker is a film about class war in utero. The film sets the stage for a coming political world in which the class war in… Read more "A Lacanian Reading of Joker"
The following is an interview I conducted with Lacanian psychoanalyst Thomas Svolos for The New Polis where I serve as Contributing Editor.
In my dissertation, I made an argument that the decisionism of Badiou, Zizek, Laclau and other so-called ‘post-Marxist’ theorists is derived from an intra-theoretical debate amongst left-Heideggerians,…… Read more “Whither the critique of political economy in post-Marxism?”
“a something, a greater than which cannot be conceived.” St. Anselm Amidst the fanfare and excitement over Lady Bird, a lingering debate about the film is whether the family…… Read more “Something Bigger: Lady Bird and the Divinity of the Name”
One of the more admirable aspects of Colette Soler's work is her allegiance to theological concepts, which we should remember, Lacan himself took very seriously. In Lacanian Affects:… Read more "Affects and Lacanian Theology"
As part of the clinical Wednesday series with the DC Lacanian Forum, I gave my third presentation to the group, this time on the theme of identification.… Read more "Identification in Lacanian Psychoanalysis – Audio Lecture"
Political philosophy has considered its project of thinking to be ‘emancipatory’ since the enlightenment. Emancipation is a term that refers to the idea of a total freedom… Read more "Identification and emancipation: unary trait or unary trace?"
My first post as a blogger for the new webzine Queen Mob's Teahouse is here. I wrote about the affect of shame in Lacan. This is a… Read more "The Queen Mob’s Teahouse"
The widely read essay by A.O. Scott, "The Death of Adulthood in American Culture" argues pretty convincingly that the changing heroes and anti-heroes of contemporary television provide a glimpse… Read more "Mourning, Psychoanalysis, and the Death of Adulthood"
Interview with American philosopher and social theorist Frank Smecker on his new book, Night of the World: Traversing the Ideology of Objectivity published by Zero Books.
I recently interviewed the philosopher Simon Critchely on his new book, (co-written with his wife and psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster) entitled, The Hamlet Doctrine: Knowing Too Much, Doing Nothing… Read more "From Shame to Love: The Politics of Hamlet. Interview with Simon Critchley"