• Lacan Noir: Blackness and Psychoanalysis

    David Marriott, Liberal Arts Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

    • 28 February, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
  • In 1952, Frantz Fanon describes Lacan’s 1938 discussion of the mirror stage as having made the question of a racial imaginary “worthwhile investigating.” This lecture draws on established readings of Fanon and Lacan to discern the theoretical implications of this encounter, as well as the contradictions and impasses it entails between psychoanalysis and black studies. […]