LRO 363: “For Shame”


When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do

(Leonard Cohen, The Partisan)

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LRO 363
7th December 2022


For Shame
Soren Larsen | Copenhagen, Denmark

In Seminar 17, we find an appendix from 3 December 1969, called “Analyticon”, where Lacan addresses the students at Vincennes. Their shameless exhibitionism of jouissance is not opposed to power, but its mutation: “And the first to collaborate with this, right here at Vincennes, are you, for you fulfill the role of helot of the regime. You don’t know what that means either? The regime is putting you on display. It says, 'Look at them enjoying!'”[1]… [Read full article]

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