Invitation to public lectures by Cindy Zeiher

Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU invites you to public lectures at Philosophical module by Cindy Zeiher:


On Wednesday, 27th of February 2019 at 5 p. m.:
Science as Worldview of Psychoanalysis?

This session will consider the relation between science and psychoanalysis. Rather than pondering the perhaps rather redundant question of whether psychoanalysis is a science, we will consider how science and psychoanalysis are (or are not) inclusive of each other. Or rather, should it be that psychoanalysis and science be handled as distinct categories to read the other?



On Wednesday 13th of March 2019 at 5 p. m.:
Surviving the Linguistic Turn: Love as Category of Psychoanalysis?

Transference is the linchpin to psychoanalytic praxis. That is, without transference, psychoanalysis is merely a category for thinking. While this is certainly not to be underestimated, what enables psychoanalysis to leave its mark is the trace or residue left by of transferential relations. According to Lacan, it is love that makes jouissance kneel to desire. How is it then that we can think love as a specific praxis of psychoanalysis?



On Wednesday 27th of March 2019 at 5 p. m.:
Lacan’s Fifth and Unfinished Discourse

Lacan’s capitalist discourse is arguably his most contentious: recent commentaries have considered it an elaboration of the Master’s discourse while others call it a ‘fake’. This seminar will consider Lacan’s typology of his final discourse in the characterisation of modern subjectivity.



On Thursday, 11th of April 2019 at 5 p. m.:
On Refusal: Psychoanalysis, Negation and Politics

This session will consider what it means to refuse as a site for thinking politics. Specifically, we will focus on a psychoanalytic reading of Vladamir Jankelevitch’s position of refusal in two ways: as a position of sovereignty and as an act of politics.



Cindy Zeiher, Ph.D. is a lecturer in the School of Language, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her writings and publications are in the areas of Lacanian psychoanalysis, subjectivities, politics, science and social theories. Together with Todd McGowan she has recently edited and contributed to a collection of essays, Can Philosophy Love? Reflections and Encounters (2017, Rowman and Littlefield International) and is now co-authoring a book with Ed Pluth, On Silence: Holding the Voice Hostage (2018, Lacan Palgrave Series). She is also currently editing a collection of essays, Psychoanalytic Reflections on Stupidity and Stupor (currently under consideration with Karnac). She is co-editor and founder of the journal, CT&T: Continental Thought and Theory.


Lectures will be in English language at Philosophical Institute ZRC SAZU,Novi trg 2, 3rd Floor, Ljubljana.


Kindly invited!