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€

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

Lacan’s Janusism and the Deaf Cricket

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

IPU Library Talk – Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis

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

IPU Library Talk – Artificial Intelligence 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

Hardcover for 19.99€ with code BEST20PAL

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

My new book for 11.99€

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€

Library Talk at IPU Berlin

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