Jacques Lacan

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Jacques Lacan
Fall 2024
Taught By: Jamieson Webster
Section: A

CRN: 17228

Credits: 3

Many become familiar with the work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan through a few of his major papers collected in the volume titled “Écrits”, or, through his system as disseminated by thinkers in diverse fields such as Shoshana Felman, Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, and Alain Badiou, to name only a few. In this course, we will study the transcripts of Lacan’s seminars, stretched over 28 years of teaching. From his reading of key works by Freud, to his interpretation of Schreber’s Memoir of My Nervous Illness, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Sophocles’ Antigone, Plato’s The Symposium, and Joyce’s Ulysses, we will touch on the question of the unconscious, language, anxiety, symptoms, trauma, and desire.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (PHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:02pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 901
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024