Bulletin Latigazo Nº2
Raquel Cors Ulloa Psychoanalyst Member of the NEL (New Lacanian School) and of LATIGO
You are cordially invited to read this second issue of the aperiodic bulletin Latigazo, where you will find the second part of Jacques-Alain Miller’s presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar 6. This Seminar was established by Jacques-Alain Miller and is now published in French. A presentation which is a teaching, in it Miller highlights through the lessons on Hamlet that “the fantasy [fantasme] is indicated as the locum where the subject’s question about his desire finds an answer, that is, as the nec plus ultra of desire”. Desire and its interpretation “establishes” that desire implies a relation to the object via the fantasy, and that it is possible to interpret.
The coordinates of these pages are linked to desire. The reader will find a warm interview given by Mitra Kadivar –whom we familiarly call by her first name-, and where she responds in detail to Latigazo on her current situation in Iran, her sentiment with regards to the international campaign that repulsed her absurd detention. Mitra says that she wonders: “had Jacques-Alain Miller never been born, or if I had not known him, or if I had never been able to get free from the police station to send him my first email, what would have become of me?”
Gérard Miller, professor at the Department of Psychoanalysis in the University of 8, sends us an important communication which LATIGO circulates immediately!
Damasia Amadeo, member of LATIGO, transmits to us a whiplash in two times about her country’s History: a testimony on the effects of State terrorism that awakens a reading and which she calls “retrieval of a particular memory”.
To close this second issue, the texts by Ricardo Torrejón and Guido Coll, young members of LATIGO, who write to us sharing their impressions on the recent meeting held in Buenos Aires with some members of the Lacanian Transatlantic for Research, during the Lacanian Week [November 2013].
And, in our forthcoming editions… Eric Laurent, Miquel Bassols, Interviews and
Texts, always “in” the spirit of LATIGO!
Please go ahead, into this agalma of reading and writing!
Translation by : Florencia Fernandez Coria Shanahan
Presentation of Book VI of the Seminar of Jacques Lacan - Jacques-Alain Miller. 2d part
Presentation of Book VI of the Seminar of Jacques Lacan Jacques-Alain Miller
THERE are seven lessons on Hamlet, which I’m not going to go into. It is clear that on this occasion, Lacan is widening the concept of the object a beyond the imaginary other, that he is affirming that ‘a whole chain, an entire scenario’, can be set into the fantasy.1
At the same time, he acknowledges the object as the ‘structural element of the perversions’, which on page 373 opens onto the clinical distinction between fantasy in neurosis and in perversion. The criterion that Lacan foregrounds is ‘time’. The fantasy in perversion is ‘outside time’, so to say, to simplify matters, whilst the fantasy in neurosis is, on the contrary, underpinned by the subject’s relation to time. In this case
‘the object takes charge of the signification […] of the hour of truth’.2 This is what
appears in the well-known phenomenon of Hamlet’s procrastination.
Interview with Mitra Kadivar by Dalila Arpin & Raquel Cors U.
Interview with Mitra Kadivar
Dalila Arpin: What lessons have you learned from your recent experiences?
Mitra.Kadivar.: Dear Dalila, my recent experiences are not yet over for me, for me to have the perspective necessary to draw conclusions. As long as I cannot see those who sent me to the psychiatric hospital in Justice I continue to burn alive. No lessons. The irony of the situation is that I have to deal with the same judicial system that supported the whole affaire.
D.A.: For the Latigazo readers who weren’t able to hear you in Brussels, could you summarize the essential points of your presentation, “A Superb Self-Reliance?”
M.K.: For a summary of my presentation I would refer you to the one written by Philippe Bouillot in PIPOL NEWS 63, which I find particularly well done. However, I would summarize my presence in Brussels in one word: joy… times one thousand. The joy of being among 1300 new friends, those who supported me when times were difficult; the joy of seeing old friends; the joy of building a friendship, email by email, with Gil Caroz; the joy of meeting Jorge Forbes, to mention only a couple people.
A whiplash concerning the effects of State terrorism - Damasia Amadeo de Freda
A whiplash concerning the effects
of State terrorism
Damasia Amadeo de Freda
Psychoanalyst. EOL and LATIGO`s member
Buenos Aires - Argentina
On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of October 2013, the LECTURA-MUNDI programme of the National University of San Martín organized the series Narratives of the real at the National Library. Within this context, I was invited to participate in a panel together with a writer, a philosopher, a historian, a sociologist and a
neurobiologist16 in order to discuss what each one of us could contribute from his or
her discipline to the theme of memory.
What was special about this event and why has it inspired me to offer it to the bulletin
Its special feature was that the dialogue to which we were invited was framed in a very precise context: that of novels published by Argentinean writers whose common denominator was being children of people missing during the previous military dictatorship in Argentina. In their novels, these authors, invited specially to the event, address in different ways a particularly traumatic fragment of the History of the country of which they were directly victims.
In this context we had to read at least one of these novels as a basis for saying something about what we thought regarding the specific theme of memory.
Whiplashes of a meeting - Ricardo Torrejón & Guido Coll
Whiplashes of a meeting
Member of LATIGO
Tarija - Bolivia
The recent LATIGO encounter in Buenos Aires brought me great joy. Firstly, because it gave me the opportunity to meet colleagues who are part of the group, many of them young and others more experienced. It also allowed me to listen to the motivations and hopes which make up and shape LATIGO.
It was a brief encounter, like a whiplash, but with great effects; in that sense, it was Lacanian, as it gathered many solitudes united for a cause—it gathered psychoanalysts committed to their times, determined to make manifest the dangers and difficulties faced by our societies; difficulties which are already known or ones that are yet to appear.
For me, this meeting marked the beginning of a commitment, not only with psychoanalysis, but from within psychoanalysis towards our cities, societies and our epoch.
Being able to be a part of and to work through LATIGO has allowed me to transmit and share my experience from a distant city. More importantly, it shows that being in a seemingly isolated place is no longer a hindrance to work for psychoanalysis
Translated by: Helios Mac Naught
Reviewed by: Florencia Fernandez Coria Shanahan
Member of LATIGO
Córdoba - Argentina
“This is what we face when we are warned, as we were recently, with the original machine that places the subject of civilization in the present time, which also determines the analytical experience”
The Lacanian week in Buenos Aires, brought us not only a fruitful clinical, epistemic and political work, but also gave us the chance of a meeting among LATIGO members.
Press release from Gérard Miller
Press release from Gérard Miller
The Ministry of Higher Education and Research recently conducted a broad consultation primarily concerning those holding master’s degrees. In a working paper from November 6, the category Psychoanalysis, which a previous document from July
25 included, is no longer on the list.
As the chair of the master’s program of Psychoanalysis at Paris 8, I immediately contacted first the president of our university, Mme Tartakowsky, and then M. Fontanille, Chief of Staff to Mme la Ministre. Within the hour, the latter assured me in writing that “the removal of the category Psychoanalysis was in fact a mistake” and that this mistake “will be rectified in the next publication of the list.” This also concerns our colleagues at the University of Montpellier 3.
As there is a petition currently circulating on another problem that French universities must face, namely, “the risk of the disappearance of the teaching of psychoanalysis in the education of psychologists”, I wish to make public, with M. Fontanille’s consent, the information that he communicated to me regarding the master’s in Psychoanalysis that the Ministry hopes to preserve, respecting Psychoanalysis as an autonomous subject.
Saint-Denis, November 27, 2013
Translated by : Ian Curtis
Bulletin Latigazo Nº1
Psychoanalyst. Member of the ECF et de LATIGO
Born of a contingency and a trauma overcome, LATIGO is a true psychoanalytic product.
Born also in the context of an international politics in which psychoanalysis is fighting for its survival, LATIGO is a network committed to the analytical cause.
Finally, LATIGAZO, the aperiodical electronic bulletin, is a peculiar instance of the 21st Century.
Composed of 70 enthusiastic colleagues from both sides of the Atlantic, LATIGAZO will be, as its name indicates, a forceful word. Its objective? To arouse interest in psychoanalysis and more specifically to make known the difficulties that some of our colleagues encounter in places far away from the School.
Thus you will find, at the forefront of this as of the subsequent issues, a «Study» rubric, intended to explore a psychoanalytic topic in more depth.
For this first issue, thanks to the kind permission of Jacques-Alain Miller and the excellent transcription transmitted by Carol Dewambrechies-La Sagna, we have the Presentation of Seminar VI, “Desire and Its Interpretation”, given by Jacques-Alain Miller at La Mutualite in May.
You will also find a variation on the name of our network. Elvira Dianno, a colleague from EOL, and member of LATIGO, deploys this signifier in its resonances with political commitment, where the power of words can prevent “things going from bad to worse”, as Graciela Brodsky says. This is the ethics that psychoanalysis maintains in force.
To close, the echoes from the screening of Gerard Miller’s film “La Première Séance” in a young colleague from Alicante, member of LATIGO. In his “Shared Reflection”, Cristian Figueredo testifies to the decided desire for psychoanalysis on the part of the colleagues of the Seminario del Campo Freudiano in this city.
Faced with the absolute eye of contemporary unbelief, psychoanalysis appears as a commitment to the cause of desire, as a wager for that which is not seen.
In the next issues: the second and last part of the Presentation of Seminar VI by Jacques-Alain Miller, “After the DSM” by Eric Laurent from the debate “Who is afraid of DSM 5?” organized by the Franco-Argentinean Association of Psychiatry, and an interview with Mitra Kadivar, just to mention some of the texts that are forthcoming.
Translated by: Raquel Chavez Cors
Reviewed by: Roger Litten
Presentation of book VI of the Seminar of Jacques-Alain Miller
Presentation of book VI of the Seminar of Jacques-Alain Miller
THIS is a book which, in the edition I have just got my hands on, numbers some 600 pages and is divided into twenty-four chapters. Given this heftiness, it would be hard to produce a digest of this book, especially when everything that is precious about it is to be found in the analyses of details. Besides, as is the case for other Books of the Seminar, this book is not a treatise. It does not constitute a finished conception. This is not a text whose end is contemporary with its start. It is a text that asks to be read in taking account of its temporal dimension, which is made up of a series of weekly talks spread across a full university year. Therefore, from one lesson to the next, there are advances, corrections, and shifts in perspective, that need to be pointed out and noted on each occurrence. Furthermore, Lacan gives formulas which are sometimes incisive and sound definitive, but which he will never mention again in either a seminar or written text. So, the question each time for the reader is whether what is being read is a nugget, a term that is worth highlighting, sharing, and developing, or whether, on the contrary, it’s an aside, a shift that will be rectified later.
Beyond the LATIGO - Elvira María Dianno
Beyond the LATIGO
Elvira María Dianno
Psicoanalista. EOL and LATIGO’s member
Santa Fe - Argentina
On the familiar road back to Santa Fe (2), as the shantytown embedded in the exclusive and elegant “Retiro” neighborhood of Buenos Aires fell behind us, a whip and a crack appeared in my dreams in a rough draft that began to write itself there where the signifier látigo (3) had made a hole.
What did Miller mean? The question about that signifier arose some time after I had expressed my desire to become part of that organization in the face of the astonishment that its resonances produced in the Other.
Constantly illuminated by the bombardment of the announcements that the global screen insists on keeping us up to date with, the planet has a particular cartography for the members of the WAP: forthcoming congresses and study days, ENAPOL, FIBOL, PIPOL, ECF, NEL, ELP, EOL, EBP, SLP, special nomenclature for a world that links us in a working transference that makes use of each one’s sinthome. Nonetheless, something suddenly burst through the habitual pathways of our innumerable ways of staying up to date.
Shared Reflexion - Cristian Figueredo Braslavsky
Cristian Figueredo Braslavsky
Psychoanalyst. Member of LATIGO
Alicante - España
It is difficult to abstract oneself from a commentary on the times we are going through, the vicissitudes associated with them and the drifts that they confront us with. But I want at least to confront them from a different angle. The possibility of writing for LATIGO allows me to view things and think about them on the basis of the collectivity that we share in. Each one of us in their own way and with their own desires shows us the amiable face of this time. The commitment that I have made as a psychoanalyst in this epoch is renewed daily, not without pitfalls, with the possibility of sharing with others something of each one.
This week, here in Alicante, we will be presenting the documentary « La première séance », by Gerard Miller. With the screening of this film we will be launching a group of activities that we offer to the city from The Institute of the Freudian Field.
Raquel Cors Ulloa & Dalila Arpin
Dalila ARPIN-Raquel CORS ULLOA-Florencia SHANAHAN-Francisco PISANI-Paulina SALINAS-Laura PETROSINO-Damasia AMADEO-Carlos G. MOTTA-Gleuza SALOMON-Ana VIGANO-Neus CARBONELL CAMOS-Gabriel GEORGES-Gabriela PAZMINO-Soledad PENAFEL-Mauricio RUGELES-Marta PORTUGAL-Cristian FIGUEREDO-Mariela VITTO-Eugenia VARELA-Elvira DIANNO-Alejandra BREGLIA-Andrea BRUNSTEIN-Liliana MAUAS-Gabriela GRINBAUM-Marlene VALENZUELA-Cecilia RUBINETTI-Patricia MORAGA-Mariana ALBA DE LUNA-Paula SZABO-Esteban KLAINER-Perla DRECHSLER-Manuel ZLOTNIK-Patricio ALAVAREZ-Marie - Christine GIUST-Juan José SCORZELLI-Silvia TENDLARZ-Joaquín CARETTI-Andrés BORDERIAS-Iván RUIZ ACERO-Heidi GEHLER-María Elena LORA-María Cristina GIRALDO-Analía TRACHTER-Liliana SZAPIRO-Letizia Soledad PEREZ-Mónica SALVADOR-Carlos ROSSI-Celeste VIÑAL-Claudio STEINMEYER-Silvia BENVENUTO-David IRIGOYEN-Paola GONZALES CASTRO-Solenne ALBERT-Sergio MYSZKIN-Lorena OBERLIN RIPPSTEIN-Angélica María TORO CARDONA-Mario GOLDENBERG-Concha LECHON-Mónica BIAGGIO-Guido COLL MOYA-Luciana FRACCHIA-Leticia SAGUAN-Ruzanna HAKOBYAN-Gabriela URRIOLAGOITIA-Ricardo TORREJON-Josefina AYERZA-Gabriela VAN DEN HOVEN-Juan Pablo ZITO CARRO-Mariana SANTONI .
"Dalila Arpin (ECF-Paris) y Raquel Cors Ulloa (NEL-Santiago de Chile) me han avisado hoy que iban a trabajar juntas. Para sostener ese proyecto, yo decido lanzar a título experimental, dentro del Institut Lacan/Instituto Lacan, The LAcanian Transatlántica de InvestiGaciOn (LATIGO)"
Jacques - Alain Miller
Paris 14 de Febrero de 2013