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

Lacan and his Animals

While Lacan's demeanor, and the general atmosphere in his seminars at the Sainte-Anne hospital, can be said to characterize a zoo, it is Lacan's explicit reference to animals that will be our main interest today. Being a loving dog owner himself (naming his beloved dog Justine after the eponymous sex slave of the Marquis de… Continue reading Lacan and his Animals

Autistic Sameness: Lacan with Amanda Baggs

Leo Kanner, an American psychologist, was one of the first practitioners to differentiate what we know today as "autism" from the field of childhood psychosis. Assessing a variety of characteristics in the behaviour of his autistic patients, he went on to identify two main behavioural categories - aloneness, and sameness. Aloneness is characterised by Kanner as… Continue reading Autistic Sameness: Lacan with Amanda Baggs