Lecture on the Mirror Stage

Join us Thursday the 8th of September at 7:30pm (Berlin time/GMT+2) for my lecture on Lacan's mirror stage organized by the Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Group. The mirror stage is one of Jacques Lacan’s most well-received metapsychological models in the English-speaking world. In its many renditions Lacan elucidates the different forms of identification that lead… Continue reading Lecture on the Mirror Stage

Colloquium: The Critique of Empathy

I am very excited to inform you about a colloquium I am organizing on the subject of empathy at the Ruhr University Bochum. The colloquium will take place on the 30th of June, between 9am-6pm. The event will be in hybrid format: a good opportunity to join us from all corners of the globe. Empathy… Continue reading Colloquium: The Critique of Empathy

The Politics of Diagnosis Workshop

This week, in collaboration with Study Groups on Psychoanalysis and Politics, we start a three-day workshop on the historical, political and social dynamics involved in diagnosis. The workshop will take place every Thursday 8pm Berlin time for the next three weeks via Zoom. Here is a short blurb about the workshop with a list of… Continue reading The Politics of Diagnosis Workshop

New Publication: “Autistic Rims and Their Vicissitudes”

My latest paper entitled "Autistic Rims and Their Vicissitudes" has just been published in the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. The paper is open-access, so it's a good opportunity to get updated about my latest developments of the notion fo the rim of the drive. For those of you interested, here is the abstract: Lacan states… Continue reading New Publication: “Autistic Rims and Their Vicissitudes”

Video Out: The Dermic Drive

I had a wonderful time giving a talk at Lacan in Scotland this month. Not only was it an opportunity to discuss some of my latest theoretical developments, I also very much enjoyed the questions and debate that followed. Lacan in Scotland provides opportunities for engaging with Lacanian psychoanalysis and related theories in Scotland. It… Continue reading Video Out: The Dermic Drive

Lacan in Scotland Talk: The Dermic Drive in Autism

I am very much looking forward for my talk at the Lacan in Scotland monthly seminar. Particularly, I am delighted to be discussing my latest work on the skin, the skin function, and the dermic drive with my friends and colleagues Amanda Diserholt and Calum Neill. Here is a short blurb about the event that… Continue reading Lacan in Scotland Talk: The Dermic Drive in Autism

The Impasse of Diagnosis

It is not uncommon today to meet a person in a psychoanalytic context who desires a diagnosis. And indeed, some people spend a lot of time and earn large sums of money by providing subjects with the signifiers of diagnoses. One can say that "Diagnosis" is a name of an industry and, wherever there is… Continue reading The Impasse of Diagnosis

Free Download of a Chapter from my Book on Autism

The entire first chapter of my book The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language is currently available for download from the publisher Palgrave. In this chapter I formulate a properly psychoanalytic reading of autism as a singular mode-of-being that is fundamentally linked to the subject's identity and basic practices of existence, thereby offering a… Continue reading Free Download of a Chapter from my Book on Autism

Library Talk: Racism and Psychoanalysis

This week I will moderate a discussion on the subject of psychoanalysis and race as part of the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin Library Talk. In the talk I will interview five fascinating psychoanalytic scholars whose papers were included in the new book Lacan and Race (2021). Among these scholars are the two editors of… Continue reading Library Talk: Racism and Psychoanalysis

laLAB’s Reading Seminar / The Mirror Stage

laLAB's new Lacan reading seminar is starting off next week in my direction. There are still a few places open for new participants. If you are interested please fill out this form. The group is limited in size and places are mostly reserved for people residing in Berlin but there are also a few international… Continue reading laLAB’s Reading Seminar / The Mirror Stage