2019 Call for Papers

LACK iii Conference information

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Proposals are due by December 1, 2018.

LACK, an organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts on May 9-11, 2019. This conference hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the philosophical and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.  Though practitioners are welcome, the focus of the conference is psychoanalytic theory rather than practice, and theoretical papers will be privileged.

Participants can address any issues touching on Lacanian theory in the broadest sense, and the following topics are meant to be suggestive rather than exhaustive:

* Alienation and Separation

* Sexual Division

* The Exception and the Not-all

* Four discourses

* Objet a and visual form

* Home and the Unheimlich

* Psychoanalysis and political action

* Equality, feminism, and desire

* Separation and Immigration

* Transgender theory and psychoanalysis

* The current status of psychoanalytic film theory

* Seriality, the drive, and desire

* Intersections between psychoanalysis and critical race theory

* Psychoanalysis and literature

* Intersections between psychoanalysis and popular culture

* Psychoanalysis and the struggle against racism

* Intersection of economics and politics

* Psychoanalysis and media

* Jouissance and anxiety

* Psychoanalysis and the environment

* Psychoanalysis and queer theory

To propose a pre-constituted panel, please send the individual abstracts and other information in a single attachment.

Please email paper proposals as Word attachments, including title, 250-word abstract and brief bio to Jennifer Friedlander (jennifer.friedlander@pomona.edu) and Hilary Neroni (hilary.neroni@uvm.edu).

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