Jacques Lacan

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Jacques Lacan

Fall 2021

Taught By: Jamieson Webster

Section: A

CRN: 11092

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 (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 3:53am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 908

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021