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”
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"
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is a highly enigmatic thinker: an autodidact in the history of philosophy, a well known actor in French cinema and self-proclaimed anti-philosopher who had a major public… Read more "Mehdi Belhaj Kacem: A Catharsis of Pleonexia"
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"
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"
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"
"This world is a veil. And the face you wear is not your own." Preacher Joe TheriotIn one of the most telling lines in True Detective, Cohle… Read more "The Hysteric-Obsessional Dialectic in True Detective"
We used to read the news like a Dadaist — piecing together the seemingly random series of signifiers to reveal an underlying or deeper truth. In this… Read more "Captured in the Image: Cynicism and Culture Jamming"
In analysis, one of the most frustrating questions an analyst can ask is: "Yes, I know that's what you are saying, but is it really that way,… Read more "On Shame, or the Proof of the Other’s Inexistence"
In a blog that I deeply respect, Marginal Utility, Rob Horning writes of Theory Cults and particularly about how the "Cult of Lacan" functioned in his comparitive-literature seminars… Read more "In Defense of Theory"