Lacan Reading Group on Hamlet

Those of you who follow this blog and are interested in joining our Lacan reading group in Berlin are welcome to do so starting next week. This year we will read Lacan's commentary on Hamlet in his Seminar VI: Desire and Its Interpretation.  Lacan had once said that the story of Hamlet was a modern rendition of the Oedipus… Continue reading Lacan Reading Group on Hamlet

Calum Neill Visiting Germany

Dear readers, I am delighted to inform you that Calum Neill will join us for two events in Germany in the following weeks. Calum is an Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory at Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland). He is the author of Jacques Lacan: The Basics (2023), Ethics and Psychology: Beyond Codes of Practice… Continue reading Calum Neill Visiting Germany

Workshop: Foucault and Derrida in Couples Therapy with Freud

I want to invite you to join my 5-week workshop at Parrhesia Berlin titled 'Foucault and Derrida in Couples Therapy with Freud'. We start Tuesday Oct 18 and continue weekly until Nov 15, online (Zoom) and in-person (Berlin). In the workshop we will discuss key factors in Foucault and Derrida’s long polemical argument over the… Continue reading Workshop: Foucault and Derrida in Couples Therapy with Freud

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