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When French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, decided to revisit the works of Freud, focusing on their philosophical dimension and opening them up to previously-unrelated fields of study, he and his followers were soon expelled from the International Psychoanalytic Association. Come explore a realm of thought that, like Jung's, led to a significant break from the Freudian paradigm. Central to Lacan's thought is a new notion of the body in both theory and clinical practice, which led to fruitful commentary and critique from new and diverse fields such as mathematics, topology, the arts, logic, and more. Our instructor, Marcelo Zigaran (psychoanalyst and cellist) will also demonstrate the commonalities between Lacan's notion of the body and the Musical Subject.
Marcelo Zigaran, PhD, is a Houston-based concert cellist and Lacanian psychoanalyst. Marcelo studied psychoanalysis and cultural studies at the University of Buenos Aires, attended the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires, and received his PhD from the University of Houston. Dr. Zigaran currently works at The Mend Center, and is the author of Powers of Music: A Psychoanalytic Investigation about Music and Meaning. [Organizer's description]