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On Desire: The Case of Hamlet
Lillian Ferrari

FIRST MEETING: Thursday, November 10, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

To continue to address the function of desire as Lacan develops it in his seminar Desire and Its Interpretation, we will closely read the classes he devotes to Shakespeare’s drama.

Our readings will start with Freud’s “Analysis of a Phobia in a Five-Year-Old Boy” (“Little Hans,” 1909) and Melanie Klein’s Narrative of a Child Analysis (1961).

Readings: Jacques Lacan, Seminar VI, Desire and Its Interpretation (1958-59), classes 13 to 19. William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, ed. David Bevington (Bantam Classics paperback or Broadview internet edition).

Lillian Ferrari is a psychoanalyst practicing in NYC. She is a member and faculty member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. She has taught at Washington Square Institute and at PINC (Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California), and lectured at the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society. She has written numerous articles on psychoanalysis; her most recent publication appeared in Sexualidad y los Lazos Sociales (Letra Viva, 2018).

Dates: Meetings via Zoom will take place on Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM on the following dates: November 10 and December 8, 2022, and January 12, February 9, March 16, and April 13, 2023.

Registration: Please contact Lillian Ferrari at lillasferrari@gmail.com.