ECT seminar Spring 2010 The Subject: Freud and Lacan

1. April 1 Ken Reinhard, “The Subject of Psychoanalysis” Readings
Freud, Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Lacan, Seminar 11: Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, Chapters 1-5

2. April 15 Ken Reinhard, “The Subversion of the Subject” Readings
Lacan, “The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire”
Slavoj Zizek, Che Vuoi? You Only Die Twice Which Subject of the Real?Not only as Substance, but Also as Subject from The Sublime Object of Ideology

3. April 22 Graham Hammill, “The Intrusion into the Political” Readings
Lacan, Seminar 17: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis, Chapters 5-8, 12-13, and Appendix A, “Analyticon”
Leo Strauss, The Three Waves of Modernity Supplementary Reading
Louis Althusser, Three Notes on the Theory of Discourses

4. April 29 Ken Reinhard, “The Psychoanalytic Act” Readings
Freud, “Analysis Terminable and Interminable,” “Constructions in Analysis”
Lacan, Seminar 15: The Psychoanalytic Act (selections)

5. May 6 Adrian Johnston, “Turning the Sciences Inside Out: Revisiting Lacan’s ‘Science and Truth’” Readings
Lacan, “Science and Truth”
Adrian Johnston, “Turning the Sciences Inside Out: Revisiting Lacan’s ‘Science and Truth’”
Supplementary Reading
Adrian Johnston, “The Weakness of Nature: Hegel, Freud, Lacan, and Negativity Materialized”; What Matter(s) in Ontology: Alain Badiou, the Hebb-Event, and Materialism Split from Within”

6. May 13 Jean Wyatt and Ken Reinhard, “Identification” Readings
Jean Wyatt, Risking Difference, “Introduction: I Want To Be You”
Freud, The Ego and the Id
Lacan, “The Mirror Stage”
Lacan, Seminar 1: Freud’s Papers on Technique, selections from “The See-Saw of Desire” and “The Fluctuations of the Libido” (pp. 166-179) texts here
Lacan, Seminar 9: Identification, sessions of 11/22/61 – 12/6/61

7. May 20 Ken Reinhard, “Sexual Difference, Collectivity, Infinity” Readings
Lacan, Seminar 20: Encore, chs. 5-8

8. SPECIAL DAY/TIME: May 26 (6:00-9:00)
Eric Santner, “Political Theology, Biopolitics, and Psychoanalysis” Readings
Eric Santner, The People’s Two Bodies: Modernity and the Endgames of Sovereignty, “Preface: The Royal Remains”; Part I, Chapter Three: “Toward a Science of the Flesh”
Kafka, “A Country Doctor”

9. May 27 Alain Badiou, “Lacan and Philosophy” Readings
Alain Badiou, “Philosophy and Psychoanalysis,” “The Subject and Infinity,” “Anti-Philosophy: Plato and Lacan” from Conditions

May 28 Badiou/Zizek debate
2:00, Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
June 1 & 2 Wagner conference (Hammer Musuem), 1:00-7:00
(talks by Badiou, Zizek, Jameson, etc.)

10. Special day/time: June 4 (1:00-4:00)
Alain Badiou, “Subject and Structure in Lacan” Readings
Alain Badiou, “The Formulas of L’Étourdit”