Psychoanalytic Bodies

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Psychoanalytic Bodies
Spring 2023
Taught By: Jamieson Webster
Section: A

CRN: 13354

Credits: 3

How does psychoanalysis think of the body? Are we a body or do we have a body? Can we make the body equivalent to the drive—what Freud called his speculative fiction at the limit of the somato-psychic? What is the difference between the erogenous body and the anatomical one composed of flesh, organs, fluids, and genitals? And what about the problem of distinguishing the difference between body and language—only vaguely resolved by the term “embodiment” or “materiality”? Is psychoanalysis itself, a work with a patient‘s body or their language? From Freud to Klein, Kristeva, Ferenczi, and Lacan, to Nancy, Foucault, Preciado, and others, we will search for the body in psychoanalysis. 

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (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: 1:12am EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 518
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023