Freud and Lacan Seminar Earl Jackson, Jr.

Freud and Lacan
Seminar

Earl
Jackson, Jr.

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Freud
and Lacan

Graduate Seminar – Fall 1997


 

Earl Jackson, Jr.


The Foci


The seminar has three foci:


Foci

  • 1. An intensive overview of the work
    of Sigmund Freud from 1894-1918 (the first topography). Our readings will
    be from the case histories and the metapsychological texts of 1914-1915. 

  • 2. A selective consideration of Jacques
    Lacan’s „return to Freud 

  • 3. A reading of Freud’s second topography 

 


The Seminar: Week by Week

Week One The Interpretation of Dreams


Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams

Supplementary Texts: Selected letters of Freud
to Wilhelm Fliess


Abigail Childs, Mayhem [film, in-class screening]

Aristotle on Dreams

Web testimony: Dreams
from Detective Fictions


From
Histories of Meaning


Web Testimony: Professor Marc Fonda’s wonderful
Freud
Web Site


Week Two: The Wolf Man Case History

  Freud: From the History of an Infantile
Neurosis“ Supplementary Texts: Ruth Mack Brunswick, „A Supplement to Freud’s
‚From the History of an Infantile Neurosis'“


Film:Family Viewing [Atom Egoyan]


Week Three: The Schreber Case History

Freud: „Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiographical Account
of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides )“


Supplementary Texts: D. P. Schreber, Memoir
of a Nervous Illness


Jacques
Lacan
:
Seminar III [excerpts]


Web Testimony: Paranoia
Module One
from Earl Jackson,
Jr.’s Hysteria
and Paranoia
Seminar Site


Week Four: Freud and Lacan on the Subject of Psychoanalysis

Freud:„On Narcissism: An Introduction“

„Mourning and Melancholia“

Lacan: „The Mirror Stage“

„The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious“

Film:: Calendar [Atom Egoyan]

Web Testimony: Timothy Leuers’s invaluable

Lacanian
Links

Week Five: Lacan Reading [through] Freud

Lacan: On the Purloined Letter

Supplemental: Seminar I [excerpts]

Seminar II [excerpts]


Week Six: Another Return to Freud – Metapsychological Works

Freud: „Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental
Functioning.“

Project for a Scientific Psychology

„The Unconscious“

Film:The Adjuster [Atom Egoyan]


Week Seven: A Return to Freud/Lacan – the Second Topography

Freud: Beyond the Pleasure Principle

The Ego and the Id

Lacan:: Ecrits [selections]


Week Eight: Experiments in Reading

Freud: „Day Dreams and Delusions in Jensen’s ‚Gradiva'“

Lacan: Seminar XI [excerpts]

Patricia Highsmith: The Cry of the Owl


Week Nine: Nachträglichkeit Freud’s careers,
fantasies, and their significations


Week Ten: To Be Announced [literal and figurative title]


Trajectories

Agenda One: Freud’s Career

Breakdown

  • Case Histories
  • Metapsychological Texts
  • Psychical Apparati
  • Freud’s Bildung
  • Fantasy

Agenda Two: Lacan’s Return to Freud

Breakdown

  • Linguistics and Semiotics
  • Departure on Psychosis
  • Topographies

Agenda Three: The Second Topography

Breakdown


 

  

„If the river flows in the correct direction,
it is masculine; if it flows in an incorrect direction, it is feminine.“


From a Sanskrit Reference Grammar

 

I hope that the members of the seminar will take
advantage
of
the
Internet technology
available to us.

I strongly encourage the seminarians writing
the protocols to provide me with an electronic version either before or
shortly after the week following the meeting that the protocol covered.

On the Web, we can then use hypertext to dialogue,
augment, and
archive
issues raised and conversations generated in the seminar.

The hypertextual presentation of the protocols
can intersubject-textually agglutinate-semiose into a local on-going polyvocal
dynamic history of a
conversation
in progress
.

For those who may be skeptical of the potential
of this medium, I recommend Professor
James O’Donnell’s
web site of his seminar on Augustine


 

This web site encourages
self-critical analysis. Ask yourselves the following questions as we move
through the material:
Questions
  • What does the Trojan
    War
    have to do with the history of psychoanalysis? 
  • What does the Armenian
    Diaspora
    have to do with our project at hand?
How does the relation of the
Armenian Diaspora to our project at hand differ from the relevance of the
Trojan War to the history of psychoanalysis?

And the questions to ask this Web site – regarding some
of the more ludic interludes:

interludes
    • How do these interludes enact relations of the signifier
      to the subject?
    • Are these interludes deliberate attempts to [re-/en-/dis-]
      figure how the signifier’s relation to the unconcious becomes a multi-functional
      address, as we can gather this process from Freud’s Jokes and their
      Relation to the Unconscious
      , in particular in terms of Lacan’s
      amplification
      thereof?
    • The
      answer
      is written in Linear B
      . . . or A . . .
    • or is it C?


Outline
for a Site Map

Freud on Dreams

Freud’s Self-Analysis

From Seduction
Theory to Theory of Fantasy

Polymorphous Site Map
One

Freud and archeology

Freud
on philology

Mykonos

Linear B

The
Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious

How
to Read

Identification Parade

Amazing Spacings

Amazing Spacings
2

Amazing Spacings 5

The Questions

A Working Bibliography on Sigmund
Freud and Jacques Lacan

An Interview with
Atom Egoyan

An Interview with Arsinee Khanjian

Armenian Resources

A Vacancy Occupied

Protocol One

Protocol Two

Hysteria
and Paranoia

Detective
Fiction

Oxydol
Poisoning

Glass
Town

Robert
Glück

Perversions

Hysteria
Conversion: The Dodie Bellamy Node

Call
it Steve

I have included URLS of more locally realized
conversations that may be of interest.

Another
Scene

Hysteria
and Paranoia

Hysteria
and Paranoia – Module One

Hysteria
and Paranoia – Paranoia Module

Hysteria
and Paranoia – Module Four

Hysteria
and Paranoia – Module Five

Detective
Fiction

Histories
of Meaning

Boy’s
First Book of Fetishism

On-line
Gender Response Test

Robert
Glück Interview

Conversation
in Progress

Another
Scene

Are conceived, designed, and maintained
by

Earl
Jackson, Jr.

Who welcomes conversation

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Jackson, Jr.


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