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Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Chelsea Lecture Theatre, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU
Speaker(s): Simon Morgan Wortham (LGS)
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Recent reinvestments in the 'political' prospects of psychoanalysis, particularly Lacanianism, display a tendency to dismiss 'poststructuralism' (and any vestiges of a poststructuralist Lacan), as they sharpen distinctions between a materialism capable of addressing political issues and unwanted traces of a longstanding idealism, with which 'deconstruction' can now be historically aligned. This lecture assesses the dismissal of poststructuralism to be found in Å½iÅ¾ek's recently published doctoral thesis, from 1982. The political implications of this dismissal, it argues, are far from simply 'progressive'. How is one to re-read Derrida's resistance to Lacan against the backdrop of such a dismissal of 'poststructuralism'?
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