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Lacan in Scotland Talk: The Dermic Drive in Autism

A truly fascinating talk and most thought provoking. The links between autistic relations and topology engaging. Melanie Klein and the Klein bottle. Leon’s enthusiasm is thoroughly engaging.

Leon Brenner

I am very much looking forward for my talk at the Lacan in Scotland monthly seminar. Particularly, I am delighted to be discussing my latest work on the skin, the skin function, and the dermic drive with my friends and colleagues Amanda Diserholt and Calum Neill. Here is a short blurb about the event that will be broadcasted on Zoom for free:

Counter to the ways it is conceived through both cognitive and identitarian approaches, autism might be productively thought of as a unique subjective structure that sits alongside the classical Freudian structures of psychosis, neurosis, and perversion. Earlier psychoanalytic thinkers have linked autism and the onset of autism to the supposed experience of early disturbances in ‘skin function’. In this talk Dr Leon Brenner will expand this notion of ‘skin function’, exploring its relation to and confection in language. Conceiving the skin as a potential modality of the…

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