The Place of the Gaze

The Place of the Gaze

Towards the NLS Congress 2024

Date: 8 March 2024

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Location: Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 D02 T258

Cost: €20 – €50

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By ICLO Society of the NLS

A seminar by Miquel Bassols on the theme of the forthcoming NLS Congress.

It is known that there are two new objects that Lacan adds to the classic Freudian series of the oral, the anal and the phallic object. These two new objects are the gaze and the voice.

The gaze is an object even more immanent, more evanescent, than the voice, much more immanent even than the maternal breast or excrement. We can record the voice in a material medium (now, for example, in a digital medium), but it is difficult to think about how to locate the gaze in some medium. And yet, we must emphasise the preeminent place of the gaze in our world and in the current clinic, especially when we address the massive presence of screens and the space of virtual reality in which a good part of our activities take place. Today the gaze is at the very core of the subject’s relationship with his body and his jouissance.

Following this perspective, we will talk about the place of the gaze in some moments of Lacan’s teaching.

Miquel Bassols is a psychoanalyst, Analyst Member of the School (AMS) of the ELP (Spain), the ECF (France) and the WAP (World Association of Psychoanalysis). He holds a PhD from the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII and teaches at the Institute of the Freudian Field of Barcelona. Previously Chair of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, he has lectured extensively throughout Europe and in USA.

He has published numerous articles/papers and also translated (in Catalan) Lacan’s Lituraterre (2021) accompanied by a commentary. In addition, he regularly publishes various texts and readings on psychoanalysis and literature on the blog Desescrits.

In Person Only

Fee: 30 / Students 20

Bundle available for both Seminars50 / Students 30


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