One of the most common polemics against Lacan's teaching concerns his style. And indeed, there are many things to say about Lacan's pedagogical approach. One thing is that its performativity makes reading the transcription of Lacan's seminars very difficult. When sitting in his seminar, a smile, a shout, a hand gesture, all could contextualize what… Continue reading Lacan’s Janusism and the Deaf Cricket
I had a terrific time interviewing Eve Watson on the topic of Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis. You are welcome to watch the recording right here: https://youtu.be/4j0GfbZuNL8
This Thursday (8th April), Dr. Eve Watson and myself will have a discussion on the “queer” marriage between psychoanalysis and queer theory. As part of the IPU Library Talk, we will discuss her edited collection Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory (Eds. Watson & Giffney). The discussion will take place on Zoom… Continue reading IPU Library Talk – Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis
This Saturday (13 Feb, 2021), my good friend Isabel Millar and myself are going to have a talk about artificial intelligence, sci-fi and psychoanalysis at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) library talk. Last time we talked about autism, and this month we will take the discussion into this emerging field, which I personally find quite… Continue reading IPU Library Talk – Artificial Intelligence and Psychoanalysis
Hi again. So, the holiday season brings with it a huge discount on my book The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language in (its very serious) hardcover version. If you are interested in holding it in your hands, you are welcome to drop by palgrave.com, add it to your cart, and punch in the… Continue reading Hardcover for 19.99€ with code BEST20PAL
Dear readers. Palgrave.com has provided a new deal for the purchase of a PDF version of my book on autism: The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language. Until tomorrow (3rd of December 2020) you can get it for 11.99€ instead of 93€. Palgrave MacMillan is an academic publisher and, accordingly, they price their books… Continue reading My new book for 11.99€
On the 3rd of December, 8:00PM Berlin time, Dr. Peter Schneider and I will have an online discussion on contemporary approaches to autism at the International Psychoanalytic University's (IPU). In this LIVE online event, we will examine the subject of autism, exploring the many facets of the psychoanalytic understanding of autistic subjectivity today. How is… Continue reading Library Talk at IPU Berlin
LAMELLA zine issue #1 is out and available in print and soon in digital version. The LAMELLA zine is an annual publication bringing together the work of the members of Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB). The zine contains fabrications, ruminations, and critiques revolving around the group’s ongoing work. Its aim is to disseminate psychoanalytic knowledge in… Continue reading LAMELLA Zine is Out!
This week my interview with Dr. Vanessa Sinclair was published in her podcast Rendering Unconscious and on YouTube. In the interview I talk about segments of my new book on autism and about my personal involvement with autism. Dr. Sinclair was a gracious interviewer and I hope those of you that are interested in my… Continue reading Video Interview on The Autistic Subject
After a long production process my new book on the subject of autistic subjectivity is out. You can find it now in e-book version or hard-cover version on the publisher's website. In the book I progress my thesis that autism is a unique mode-of-being that cannot be reduced to what psychoanalysis defines as neurosis, perversion… Continue reading The Autistic Subject – my new book is out!