On Imposter Subjects with Daniel Heller-Roazen at Après-Coup

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents

FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS: On Imposter Subjects with Daniel Heller-Roazen
Friday, October 13, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The School of Visual Arts 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY

Drawing on philosophy and linguistics, this presentation will explore some of the ways in which speaking subjects lay claim to varieties of personhood with which they cannot coincide.

Suggested Readings: Abraham, Karl: “The History of an Impostor in the Light of Psychoanalytical Knowledge” (original Imago 11, 1925; The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 4, 1935). Benveniste, Émile: “Subjectivity in Language,” ch. 21, Problems in General Linguistics (1966; translation, 1971). Jakobson, Roman: “Shifters, Verbal Categories, and the Russian Verb,” Selected Writings, vol. II: Word and Language (Mouton, The Hague and Paris, 1971).

Daniel Heller-Roazen is Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent books are Dark Tongues: The Art of Rogues and Riddlers (2013) and No One’s Ways: An Essay on Infinite Naming (2017).

Fee: $20; students with ID, $10
Attendance is free for members of Après-Coup as well as for the
faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts.

For more information, visit http://www.apres-coup.org/

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