Psychoanalysis and the Psychotic Subject
From Forced Invention to Belief in the Symptom
Concept of ‘Knottings
The ‘Knottings’ Seminar of the NLS, has the function –as its name suggests- of weaving the working ties within the whole of the School, in a combinatory way that pierces bilateral ties. Organised by the Executive Committee of the NLS, it brings together colleagues from the 5 Societies, plus the Polish groups. The axis of the Knottings is the Congress of the School, which this year will take place in Athens on 18 and 19 May 2013.
The Knottings allow other voices of psychoanalysis in the Lacanian way–which is one-, to be heard. Their richness lies in this confrontation of languages at the heart of the most heterogeneous of the Schools of the WAP. This diversity is homologous to our object’s matter itself.
The title, the argument, the bibliography, Eric Laurent’s intervention in Tel-Aviv, are to be published to the rhythm of the preparation of the Congress theme, in a continuous work-in-progress. Circulated via NLS-Messager, they will be published on the NLS website: https://amp-nls.org. The website, which is undergoing complete renovation, will offer new tools for this work.
In each location, three papers will be presented and discussed: a theoretical introduction by a member of the Executive Committee, two clinical presentations, by one member of the local group and by a guest from another group. The President of the local group is responsible for chairing and reporting.
You will find below the programme for the next three ‘Knottings’ seminars. The programme for the other Knottings seminars scheduled for 2013 will be announced later.
For the Executive Committee of the NLS
Dominique Holvoet and Nathalie Laceur