Tue 28 April 2015, ICI Berlin
desire’s multiplicity and serendipity 5
In this talk, Blagojević used the notions of love and jealousy to point out how the Western, self-possessive, self-reflexive, and self-affective subject has constructed itself. The talk also dealt with Jean-Luc Nancy’s concept of singular being to propose a sexually differentiated yet non-oppositional concept of “woman” – which might still serve as another name for the multiplicity of sexes that corresponds to the multiplicity of desires.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, ICI Berlin
desire’s multiplicity and serendipity 4
This talk considered the peculiarities of psychoanalysts’ responses to the sexual revolution of the 1960s-1970s. Topics covered included the highly ideological (mis)uses of the ideal and dream of love in marginalizing non-traditional sexualities as well as the strategies ultimately used by anti-homophobic psychoanalysts to challenge the dominant norms, with particular attention to the late Robert Stoller’s innovative ideas about sexual excitement.
A. Engel, J.J. Govrin, C. Holzhey
Wed February 04, 2015, ICI Berlin
desire’s multiplicity and serendipity 3
Starting their conversation with different understandings of serendipity and of the politics of desire in psychic, social, and structural registers, the organizers of the lecture series wish to engage in a discussion with the public: What are the potentials of happenstance and erring when trying to leave the dis/comfort zone of identity and normative forms of intimacy and sexuality?