Two presentations by Stijn Vanheule. 20.05.2017


Saturday 20 May 2017. 14:00 – 17:30
Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.
APPI Members: €20, Non Members: €25, Students: €10

Decline of the father function you said? On the Name-of-the-Father, the Father-of-the-Name and the Père-Version

In his later work Lacan redefined his concept of the father function. Whereas previously the father function is synonym to the operation of the paternal metaphor, which has the Name-of-the-Father as its central signifier, this is no longer the case from the 1970s onwards. From then, two other concepts pertaining to the role of the father come to the fore: the Father-of-the-Name and the Père-Version. Both imply modes of regulating jouissance that don’t build on prohibition. In this lecture Stijn Vanheule will explore Lacan’s three father concepts, situating them in terms of the Borromean link between the Real, the Symbolic and the Imaginary.

“I dream therefore I am”: from hyperreflexivity to being gaily unconscious

In this case presentation Stijn Vanheule discusses his clinical work with a patient whose functioning bears witness to an autistic logic.