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Critique of Oedipal Normativity
André Michels

Saturday, June 10, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Through a rereading of the Oedipal configuration, we will reflect on the notion of normativity and its function in psychoanalysis. What are the clinical consequences of a novel reading of the notion of norm?

Suggested Readings: Lacan: seminar of 20 Nov. 1963, "Introduction au Noms-du-Père" in Des Noms-du-Père (Seuil, 2005); Le Séminaire. Livre XVII. L'envers de la psychanalyse, 1969-70 [The Other Side of Psychoanalysis]. Canguilhem, Georges: Le normal et le pathologique (1943) [The Normal and the Pathological]. Foucault, Michel: Histoire de la sexualité, 1. La volonté de savoir (1976) [History of Sexuality, vol. 1, An Introduction].

André Michels is a psychoanalyst practicing in Luxembourg and Paris, and a member of the Après-Coup faculty. He is the co-editor of the Jahrbuch für klinische Psychoanalyse, editor of Actualité de l’hystérie, and author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis.

Fee: $40; for students with ID: $10. Registration details to follow.