Reading Lacan


Course Description

Lacan Texts

The Agency of the Letter
The Seminar on the Purloined Letter
Anamorphosis: The Stain of the Real
The Topic of the Imaginary
The Mirror: A Metaphor of Desire
Fetishism: The Function of the Veil
Oedipus at Colonus
Love of the Neighbor (from Seminar 7)
The Jouissance of Transgression (from Seminar 7, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis)
Selection from Antigone Between Two Deaths (Seminar Volume 7)
The Death Drive and the Missed Encounter (Tuché and Automaton from The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis)

Freud Texts for Reference in Reading Lacan

The Game of Fort-Da
Stages of Infantile Sexuality

Other Texts for Reference

Saussure's Concept of the Sign

Short Interpretations of Key Lacanian Concepts

The Symbolic, Imaginary and Real
Drives and Bodies Without Organs
Metaphor and Metonymy