Lacan for Multitudes: ’Linguisterics’ as an introduction to the Lacan’s basic concepts

Manuel Asensi

03 Jul. 2014

The first session will explain why the inversion of the communication model – upheld by modernity and by contemporary linguistics – provides a point of entry into the profound subversion of the traditional subject. Graph I (on the relationship between subject and signifier) and Graph II (the one in the joke) will be used as a means to understand the basic Lacanian concepts. Lacanian narrative and the process by which identity is formed. From the imaginary phallus to the symbolic phallus. What do metaphor and metonymy mean in Lacan?

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