Lecture on the Mirror Stage

Join us Thursday the 8th of September at 7:30pm (Berlin time/GMT+2) for my lecture on Lacan's mirror stage organized by the Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Group. The mirror stage is one of Jacques Lacan’s most well-received metapsychological models in the English-speaking world. In its many renditions Lacan elucidates the different forms of identification that lead… Continue reading Lecture on the Mirror Stage

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

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

“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

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

Video Interview on The Autistic Subject

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