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

(Leonard Cohen, The Partisan)

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6th October 2022



I AM what I SAY: Contemporary Denials of the Unconscious

19-20 November 2022

52nd Study Days of the ECF (France)
2nd Argument, by Anaëlle Lebovits-Quenehen, Vice President of the ECF
Available in French: https://journees.causefreudienne.org/argument-2/

Racialised, whites, straight, gay, cis, trans, etc., the era is one of identity affirming itself, laying claim to, even declaring itself, on occasion, as if life depended on it. In this sense, Jacques-Alain Miller has pointed out that the Cartesian cogito “I think, therefore I am” has been replaced today by a dico(*): “I say, therefore I am.”[1] According to this dico, it would suffice to say what one is to be what one says…[Read more]

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