Rethinking Racist Fantasy: Fanon's 'European Collective Unconscious' approached via Lacan

Saturday, 2 March 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

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Saturday, 2 March 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This virtual event will be offered on Zoom only. Part of BGSP’s Department of Continuing Education Events 2023/2024 Speaker Series, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Race, Racism and Culture.
 
This event is virtual and will be offered on Zoom. A Zoom link will be email a few days before the event.
 
2 Continuing Ed units/clock hours are available for this event.
 
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Series Coordinator: Allen Chukwuhdi
Presenter: Derek Hook, Ph.D.
Discussant: Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D
 
The question of how Lacanian psychoanalysis influenced Frantz Fanon’s decolonial ideas is one which has received much attention of late. There are several areas where this apparently unlikely conjunction of theories has tended to focus such as: Fanon’s use of Lacan’s notion of the mirror stage and the idea of the libidinal intensity (or jouissance) of racism. What has received less attention is how Fanon’s notion of the European Collective Unconscious – a concept he develops via a borrowing and adaptation from Jung – might be further developed via a Lacanian notion of fantasy. This talk will both foreground the constituent elements of fantasy from a Lacanian standpoint and explore how this particular theorization of fantasy enables us to highlight and extend various aspects of Fanon’s own conceptualization of racist fantasy. We will draw on texts by Laplanche and Pontalis, Zizek, and of course Lacan and Fanon, to help us with this task

Derek Hook, PhD is a Professor in Psychology and a clinical supervisor at Duquesne University and an Extraordinary Professor of Psychology at the University of Pretoria. He is one of the editors (along with Calum Neill) of the Palgrave Lacan Series and also of the four-volume Reading Lacan’s Ecrits (with Calum Neill and Stijn Vanheule). Along with Sheldon George he edited the collection Lacan on Race, and along with Leswin Laubscher and Miraj Desai he edited Fanon, Phenomenology and Psychology. His key research interest concern racism particularly in the era of (post)apartheid South Africa. One project resulting from this work focuses on the historical legacy of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, a Pan-Africanist intellectual and revolutionary who was imprisoned for many years by the apartheid regime. Lie On Your Wounds, a collection of Sobukwe’s prison correspondence, was published in 2019, and the follow-up volume, Sobukwe’s Letters to the People, will appear in 2024. He began his analytical training in London, at the Center for Freudian Analysis and Research. He is also the author of Six Moments in Lacan and the co-editor of Lacan on Depression and Melancholia, in addition to many papers on various facets of the clinical and cultural dimensions of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. He runs a YouTube channel with many lectures on Lacanian Psychoanalysis.
 
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Participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss how Lacan and Fanon articulate the psychoanalytic notion of fantasy and how these articulations shed light on the phenomena of racism.
  2. Discuss various notions pertaining to the idea of jouissance (libidinal enjoyment) are utilized in both Lacanian and Fanonian psychoanalysis.
  3. Apply these ideas to their own practice. 

 

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The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education. 
 
Direct inquiries may be made regarding the accreditation status by NECHE to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: New England Commission on Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785 or email: info@neche.org.

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The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Department of Continuing Education presents: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Race, Racism and Culture. Series Coordinator: Allen Chukwuhdi.

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