Psychoanalytic Bodies

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Psychoanalytic Bodies

Spring 2021

Taught By: Jamieson Webster

Section: A

CRN: 8815

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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 4:20pm 6/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021