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 will be broadcasted on Zoom for free:

Counter to the ways it is conceived through both cognitive and identitarian approaches, autism might be productively thought of as a unique subjective structure that sits alongside the classical Freudian structures of psychosis, neurosis, and perversion. Earlier psychoanalytic thinkers have linked autism and the onset of autism to the supposed experience of early disturbances in ‘skin function’. In this talk Dr Leon Brenner will expand this notion of ‘skin function’, exploring its relation to and confection in language. Conceiving the skin as a potential modality of the Freudian drive (Trieb) – the dermic drive – Dr Leon Brenner will seek to unpack how the different relations to and with the Other such a drive would instantiate allow fresh insights into our understandings of autism.

The talk will take place on Zoom at 8pm-9:30pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) Thursday 27 January 2022 and will be followed by a virtual pub gathering on the platform ‘Wonder’.

The talk is open to everyone and free with Eventbrite registration

The Zoom link to join the seminar will be available for registrants on the ‘Online Event Page’ (found when accessing your ticket on Eventbrite) on the day of the seminar, which is where you can also find information about the virtual pub taking place afterwards.

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1 thought on “Lacan in Scotland Talk: The Dermic Drive in Autism”

  1. Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    A truly fascinating talk and most thought provoking. The links between autistic relations and topology engaging. Melanie Klein and the Klein bottle. Leon’s enthusiasm is thoroughly engaging.


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