On Saturday 14th of May, Dr Elena Loizou, psychoanalyst in formation and special scientist at the University of Cyprus, will deliver a seminar on the topic: ‘The concept of Drive in Freud and Lacan’.
In this study, I will present two texts of Freud and one of Lacan on the subject of drive.
The material I used is the following
Sigmund Freud: “Pulsions et destins de pulsion » (Instincts and vicissitudes).
This text disassembles the concept of drive (drive, excitation, satisfaction/ push (poussee), goal, object, goal, source/ destinies of the drive: reversal into the opposite, return on the self, repression, sublimation.
« Au-delà du principe de plaisir » (Beyond the pleasure principle).
In this long and very detailed text Freud introduces the concept of a death drive., after reviewing the pleasure principle, the repetition compulsion. I read the French test in parallel with the German one for reasons of clarity.
Jacques Lacan, Le Séminaire livre XI, Les quatre concepts fondamentaux da la psychanalyse, chapter XII « Démontage de la pulsion ». (Disassembling the drive)
This presentation can only be considered as preliminary.
I was born in Nicosia where I finished the gymnasium, studied and worked in Switzerland and France.
I have a Maitrise in Sociology (discourse analysis and feminine press), a Licence in Education Sciences, a demi-Licence in German, post-graduate Diploma in the field of development (developing countries) and a PhD in Sociology (The notion of subject in the work of Michel Foucault).
I am currently teaching at the University of Cyprus.
Date: 14th May, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm EET (Cyprus’ time)
Host: School of the Freudian Letter
Participation Fees: €20 (50% discount to Members of the Cyprus Society of the SFL and to students under 25 years old)
Limited places available.
For further info & reservations contact: Marina Pafitou firstname.lastname@example.org