Psychoanalytic Seminar Tuzla
9 February 2014
We invite the world psychoanalytic community to join us in p the brutal beating and persecution of people, who took to the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina to exercise their right to speak against poverty and injustice.
The authorities, who have profited from the trauma of war and genocide for over 20 years, keep on manipulating this trauma for their divisive political purposes. They systematically repress and deny any expression of the demands of citizens for freedom of speech.
We are aware that repressive and violent action by the authorities against people, who have not yet had space to speak about the trauma of war and genocide, may result in further physical and mental injuries.
We invite the world psychoanalytic community to support publicly our calls to end violence against people who are exercising their basic right to speak. We also invite all psychoanalysts to work with us on the prolonged trauma of and in a society where psychoanalysis is in its early days.
Dr Damir Arsenijevic, convener of the Psychoanalytic Seminar Tuzla
Call for papers – spring symposium in Budapest May 9th-11th 2014
JULIA BOROSSA: Histories of Violence: Outrage, Identification and Being Alongside
FERENC ERÓS: Ferenc Mérei and the Politics of Psychoanalysis in Hungary
ANDRÉ HAYNAL: Listening to Fanaticism. Commentaries of a Psychoanalyst
ÁGNES HELLER The Role of Political Commitment (Weltanschauung) in Autobiographical Memory
KATHLEEN KELLEY From Totalitarian to Democratic Functioning: The Psychic Economy of Infantile Processes
MARGARITA PALACIOS: Guilt and the Politics of Knowing. A Reflection on Post War Academic Cultures
More information can be found here.
Opening lecture of the Psychoanalytic $eminar Tuzla
Dissidence et (dés)institutionalisation
by Christophe Solioz (Geneva, Switzerland)
The text can be found here.
20 October 2013, Kuca plamena mira, 17:45
Intensive reading seminar with Peter Geoffrey Young (Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, San Francisco, USA)
Lacan’s Seminar V: Formations of the Unconscious
Americki kutak, Narodna biblioteka Tuzla
21 October—3 November 2013 from 12:45—16:30
Psychoanalytic $eminar Tuzla establishes a setting for a discussion of psychoanalytic insights and their application to social and cultural issues as our commons.
It has its roots in the working group ‘Jokes, war and genocide’, which has been examining the unconscious of the war and the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We invite scholars, artists, and psychoanalysts to work with us on themes of common concern.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if we put forensics on the couch? What unconscious fantasies would we encounter? These are the two questions that I mainly wish to bring to the working group, with a special emphasis on the hold that the imaginary register (Lacan) has on forensic subjectivity. Engaging the Lacanian notion of the imaginary might serve as an alternative point of departure for thinking of the forensic scientific investigations of the Srebrenica genocide.