ECF- The Campus of l'École de la Cause Freudienne, Open Teachings 2022-2023: "Psychoanalytic Knowledge in the Open".
The Campus of l l'École de la Cause Freudienne brings together a vast array of teachings. Under the direction of Éric Zuliani and with Anaëlle Lebovits-Quenehen as general secretary, the Campus welcomes all those who are interested, whatever their age, status, level of study or taste for knowledge. Every evening, every week, all year round: a teaching by practitioners, and members of the School, who put a psychoanalytic concept to work with the aim of making known the vitality of Lacanian psychoanalysis, both in clinical practice and in the way psychoanalysts are involved in current debates. The full programme of these courses can be found on the ECF website ( Everyone, from all over France or from all the countries of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, can subscribe to follow a teaching by videoconference or free access by traveling to the ECF's premises throughout the year. Radio Lacan is pleased to broadcast a course on each subject, with the agreement of each teacher.
Episode 1
Course "Psychoanalysis, Department of Malaise in Civilisation".
By Gérard Wajcman
Established by: Patrick Almeida
Gérard Wajcman, accompanied by the shock brigade of the Centre de recherche d'histoire et de théorie de la gaze (with Karim Bordeau, Sandrine Corouge, David Mabille and Myriam Titos) uses his teaching, to tak an applied look at the chaos of today's world and its malaise in civilisation. In doing so, he is launching a reflection on questions about the real that have arisen in these times. It is through the observation of cinema, series, art, or literature that Wajcman finds a compass to orientate himself in the new maquis of jouissance.
89:40 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 26.09.2022
Episode 2
Course "The Substances of Jouissance: Readings of the Contemporary Symptom".
By Pierre Sidon
Established by: Patrick Almeida
The retreat of the limits of jouissance constantly limits the powers of the word. Beyond the consumption of drugs, the multiplication of devices that fit the body, determines the future of the human being towards prosthetic pleasures, from the invasion of writing resulting from the handling of the small letters of science. How can psychoanalysis and its logical use of the signifier interpret and read this contemporary symptom, i.e. the substance of the letter of jouissance?
119:39 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 04.10.2022
Episode 3
Course "Infantile Sexuality, a Threat?
By Yasmine Grasser
Established by: Patrick Almeida
During her course, Yasmine Grasser asks herself what is the situation today, in our post-68 democratic societies, of this being-for-sex that is the child, according to Freud's "Three Essays on Sexuality". Far beyond security responses (child protection, etc.), the psychoanalyst listens to infantile sexuality as a manifestation of the body linked to the acquisition of language, deeply mixed with the first learning that depends on what a mother imagines to expect from her child. What demonstrations of the use that a subject can make in his or her life of his or her infantile sexuality?
101:09 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 06.10.2022
Episode 4
Course "Analyticalical practice with ordinary and extraordinary psychotics".
By Jean-Claude Maleval
Established by: Patrick Almeida
Jean-Claude Maleval addresses the significant increase of psychotic patients (delusional or not) consulting psychoanalysts as a characteristic trend of the 21st century. He stresses the importance of an adequate conversation to contain the excess of jouissance of psychotic subjects, as distinct from an interpretation that seeks to elucidate the meaning of the symptom. He also emphasises the importance of an analyst familiar with psychotic acts, able to recognise atypical forms of substitution and open to accompanying writing activities. He also stresses the need to distinguish Asperger's syndrome from ordinary psychosis and not to measure delirium in terms of reality. Psychoanalysis applied to psychotics focuses less on the past or on deciphering the unconscious than on appeasing a disordered jouissance, aiming at the invention of a form of substitution, and even providing support for sustenance.
112:41 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 20.10.2022
Episode 5
Course "What is said, What is Written, What is Read".
By Pénélope Fay
Established by: Patrick Almeida
Pénélope Fay explores the foundations of psychoanalysis, with an emphasis on language and speech as the central elements that underpin it. Understanding their laws and functions clarifies the analytic act, which without this understanding might seem to exercise a kind of magic. The particularity of psychoanalysis, in comparison to other contemporary speech practices, lies in its rootedness in the function of writing. "Only Lacanian psychoanalysis today focuses on what is read in what is written, on what leaves a trace and a gap in what is said," she says while recalling the notions that run through analytic praxis, such as the clinic of the word and silence, as well as writing, reading and the deciphering of symptoms. She also invites a dialogue with thinkers such as Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, who have unique perspectives on the function of writing and the letter.
98:23 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 19.10.2022
Episode 6
Course "Lacan, All but Not-all
By François Regnault
Established by: Patrick Almeida
In this course, François Regnault proposes to revisit the fundamental concepts introduced by Jacques Lacan by way of a transversal through his works, such as the Writings and the Seminars. This approach, more retrospective than chronological, aims to explore the Freudian and Lacanian field in all its breadth and depth. It emphasises the absence of a strict Lacanian system, favouring an orientation that constantly draws on the advances of psychoanalysis, bearing in mind the essential reference to Freud. The programme of this course covers several key notions, from disavowal to the real, passing through the clinic of neurosis/psychosis/perversion, the ethics of psychoanalysis, and the relationship of psychoanalysis with science, art, and religion. During this first lesson, it is about "Disavowal, Negation".
54:41 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 14.10.2023
Episode 7
Course "Truth, Fake, Certainty"
By Laurent Dupont
Established by: Patrick Almeida
In this first session of his course, Laurent Dupont explores the consequences of the post-fall of the father and the rise to the zenith of the object a, as well as the arrival of the One-alone. It is the dream of the autonomous individual, the reign of the "self-made man" and the primacy of the One. He examines how this evolution affects the clinic, interpretation, transference, structural diagnosis, and the social bond, while at the same time delving into the concept of the "subject of certainty" in the current context. Dupont also asks whether a parallel can be drawn between "lying truth" and fake news. Drawing on the teachings of Lacan and Jacques-Alain Miller, he unravels and discusses with Eric Zuliani the contemporary challenges related to the advent of the One-alone and the increasing segregation in the community of brothers, both of which question analytical interpretation.
115:26 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 10.10.2022
Pierre Naveau