Further Cartel meeting: Jouissance & the symbolic (dis)-order

by Julia Evans on November 3, 2011

Bruno de Florence, Jo Rostron & Julia Evans will meet, with guests and those curious enough to join us, on Saturday 12th November, 10am-1pm



Discussions start from the following topics:

Body and Knowledge.   Jo Rostron

Recovering from Mental Health care. Bruno de Florence


Getting off on old Jouissance: Turning away from negative capability. Comments and questions on Eric Laurent’s clinical cases outlined in ‘Symbolic Order in the 21st Century: consequences for treatment’, 2010. Bruce Scott.


Further explorations of Freud’s enquiry ‘There must (therefore) be the possibility of transforming group psychology into individual psychology’  [Group Psychology, Chapter X, The group and the primal horde, p156 pfl]  Julia Evans


Eric Laurent’s text: ‘Symbolic Order in the 21st Century: consequences for treatment’, 2010, available at  http://www.congresoamp.com/en/template.php?file=Comite-de-accion-Papers.html


At: Haldane Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

(Nearest underground station: Holborn)(Please note: access to the room is via two flights of stairs)


Event charge: £15 or a contribution within your means towards the room hire


You are all are invited to join us.


Working process:


The focus of our cartel work is Eric Laurent’s article: ‘The Symbolic Order in the XXI Century: Consequences for the Treatment’. This text, given in July 2010, leads to the  VIII Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis: (WAP Congress): “The Symbolic Order in the 21st Century” and is available at Eric Laurent’s text.


Previous presentations are available on Lacanian Works:


The hacker by Bruno de Florence on August 17, 2011

An explanation of Jacques Lacan’s use of cartels in organisational structure by Julia Evans on November 1, 1997

& comments on the August riots:

The Government as Sadeian experimenter  by Julia Evans on August 17, 2011

Principles based in trust and relationships versus Sadeian absolute control by Julia Evans on August 14, 2011

What works – tackling out-of-limits destruction and violence by Julia Evans on August 14, 2011

… the existence of a “completely ignored underclass” who have developed a “perverse morality”. by Julia Evans on August 13, 2011

Post from Finsbury Park, North London by Richard Klein on August 12, 2011

‘Manchester calling’ For what?  by Ian Parker on August 12, 2011

Not If, but when by Bruno de Florence on August 11, 2011

To limit or not to limit: to be or not to be, that is the question by Julia Evans on August 11, 2011

Hoodies  by Jo Rostron on August 10, 2011


Further information about the Lacanian Works working group:

LW cartel: Jouissance & symbolic (dis)order


This information is published at: Lacanian Works

Please note the next meeting: Saturday January 21st