Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 17: ‘The Ethics of the Signifier: Wilde with Lacan’

Session 17 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 12th June 2013 at the Université Paris Diderot (Salle 575F, 17h30-19h30).

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Helena Gurfinkel (Assistant Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) gave a paper entitled ‘The Ethics of the Signifier: Wilde with Lacan’. Pr. Sara Thornton (Université de Paris Diderot) was her respondent.

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Pr. Sara Thornton and Helena Gurfinkel

Pr. Sara Thornton and Helena Gurfinkel

We worked with the following texts:

– Oscar Wilde, Salome (1891) http://archive.org/stream/salometragedyino00wilduoft#page/n7/mode/2up

– Jacques Lacan, ‘Splendor of Antigone’, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, Seminar VII, (1959–60). Lacan, Seminar VII The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, Splendor of Antigone

The seminar is held monthly on Wednesdays at 5.30pm at the following address:

Salle 575F, suivre ‘Salle des thèses’, Halle aux farines, Hall F, 5ème étage: accès par le hall E, allée paire, ascenseur F,  accès 9 esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet 75013 Paris ou 10 rue Françoise Dolto 75013 Paris, métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.

All are welcome!

For further information, contact Estelle Murail (estelle_murail@yahoo.fr) or Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin (roisinql@hotmail.fr)

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