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

“The Autistic Subject” on Sale for 24.99€

I'm glad to announce that my book on autism will be sold for just 24.99€ for a short period in hardcover version. If you are interested in purchasing a hardcover version at this price, you can do so by using the code BIGPAL21 at checkout on Palgrave.com. Academic books are expensive. The reason for this is that… Continue reading “The Autistic Subject” on Sale for 24.99€

Published: The Autistic Mirror in the Real

My latest paper on the mirror stage in autism has just been published in the Theory & Psychology Journal. The mirror stage is one of Lacan’s most well-received metapsychological models in the English-speaking world. In it's many versions, it comes to elucidate the different forms of identification that lead to the construction of the Freudian… Continue reading Published: The Autistic Mirror in the Real

Lacan Circle of Australia Special Event

I'm very excited to have a talk with Jonathan Redmond on the topic of autism this Sunday's 4th of July 10am Berlin time. This will be a talk arranged by the Lacan Circle of Australia. As you probably know, in my book I describes autism as a singular mode of being that is fundamentally linked… Continue reading Lacan Circle of Australia Special Event