Brian Robertson – On the Twisted Structure of Sadomasochism in Lacan’s Anxiety Seminar

THE LETTER 51 Autumn 2012, pages 45-68. As early as his Three Essays, Freud accounted for sadism and masochism in terms of two, mirrored (or dialectically opposed) articulations of the self-same aggressive drives. More recently, attention has been drawn to … Continue reading

Jacques Lacan – Psychoanalysis and the Formation of the Psychiatrist

This talk given by Lacan as a contribution to a program of lectures for trainee psychiatrists deals with the place of psychoanalysis in the formation of the psychiatrist, with the treatment of the psychotic as its central theme. The anxiety … Continue reading