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On Voluntary Servitude, Part II
Paola Mieli

The seminar will continue to study humans’ inherent propensity to take joy in their own servitude. Returning to Freud's and Lacan’s articulations of the subject of language and the social link, and to the reading of authors like La Boétie, Spinoza, Kelsen, Strauss, Freire, we will focus on the relation between social and psychic scene, between the field of the law and that of the drive. Psychoanalytic ethics can open a breach out of subjective servitude.

Each meeting will include a discussion of specific readings, which will be decided meeting by meeting and posted on our website.

Paola Mieli practices psychoanalysis in New York and is the president of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. Her latest book is Figures of Space: Subject, Body, Place (NY, 2017).

Dates: The meetings will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on the following Saturdays. Suggested Readings and Registration details to follow before each meeting.

Saturday, January 22, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Saturday, March 12, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Saturday, May 7, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Please check for updates on our website, as changes may occur.

Location: Online via Zoom. Registration details to follow.

Fee: $40 per meeting. Students with ID: $10 per meeting.
For annual fee members of Après-Coup as well as for the faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts, attendance is free.