Return to Dora Again and Again

Return to Dora Again and Again

Date: Saturday May 18 2024

Time: 3pm – 4:30pm

Location: Online

Cost: €7.50 – €17.50

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By the IFPP

About the Event

The IFPP are delighted to welcome Jamieson Webster for a seminar on the 18th May 2024 that asks: Why do we return to the case of Dora again and again? How can it be that after decades of work on Dora, so many advances in relation to the question of feminism and psychoanalysis, there is still more to learn from this case of a teenage girl at the turn of the century? Lacan turns to Freud’s A Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria (1905) every time he re-elaborates aspects of his thinking. In fact, Lacan called himself an hysteric, walking about on stage speaking, performing, clowning around, not knowing what he was saying or where he was going. He placed his audience into the role of the analyst-listener:

Freud’s text on Dora…is even more astounding for the double face it presents. On the one hand there are the weaknesses and inadequacies that strike novices as the first items to be pointed up, but on the other hand there is the depth that is reached by everything Freud comes up against, revealing to what extent he was right there, turning around the very field we are trying to map out. (Lacan 1972-73, 108)

I think Dora will always be important for psychoanalysis, to reignite desire for listening to the conundrums of desire, to re-find our co-ordinates that we map and remap with every patient.

About the Event

This is an online event and Zoom login details will be sent to all ticket purchasers before the event. This event will be recorded and made available to all ticket holders to view for 30 days shortly after the event closes.

Jamieson Webster

Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is the author, most recently, of Disorganization & Sex and Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis; she also co-wrote, with Simon Critchley, Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine. She teaches at the New School for Social Research.

Ticket Prices

  • Early Bird Ticket (until 08/05/2024) €12.50
  • General Ticket (Full Price) €17.50
  • Student Early Bird Ticket (until 08/05/2024) €7.50
  • Student (Full Price) €12.50


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