Online | The Language of the Mother and the Language of the Father: A Lecture with Klara Naszkowska
Where: The New School
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The Sándor Ferenczi Center
In conjunction with the New School for Social Research Department of Philosophy
The language of the mother and the language of the father: Sabina Spielrein’s anticipation of the concepts of Jacques Lacan, Hélène Cixous and Luce Iragaray
with Klara Naszkowska.
Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942) was a Russian-Jewish forerunner of child analysis. This lecture will focus on her model of the development of language and thought first formulated in the presentation delivered at the International Psychoanalytic Congress held in The Hague in 1920, and then expanded in a number of papers. This lecture will show how Spielrein’s model anticipated by thirty years Jacques Lacan’s concept of the three orders, Real, Imaginary and Symbolic, and how her concept of the autistic primitive language associated with the mother anticipated the theories of Hélène Cixous and Luce Irigaray who postulate a non-symbolic feminine language associated with the mother, corporality and feminine jouissance.
Presenter: Klara Naszkowska, Ph.D
Discussant: Adrienne Harris, Ph.D.Buy tickets/get more info now