Conference: Psychoanalysis and forms of the political

November 23-27, 2015

University of São Paulo, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Inhotim Center of Contemporary Art

8th meeting of the International Society of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy.

Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2015.

Proposed Themes:

  • Freud’s sociological texts and their current status
  • Modernity and theologico-political power
  • Collective identity as a problem. Historical, juridical and social processes of recognition and emancipation of new identity configurations: sexualities, transnationalities, muti-parentalities
  • Social Normativity and Discontent
  • The rise of biopolitical practices and the imperalism of the evaluative protocols in the domain of the politics of mental health
  • Capitalism and its discontents.   The normative effects of scientific discourse and the resulting segrationalism in its alliance with capitalist discourse.
  • Neoliberalism, its disciplinary and controlling structures.  The invention of the neoliberal subject and its psychic economy.  The new neoliberal economy of suffering.
  • Psychoanalysis and the fantasmatic nature of authority
  • The political body and its phantasms
  • The real and revolution
  • The critique of the drive vicissitudes of capitalism and the dynamic of subjectification.
  • Political subject and event
  • Language and Politics
  • Place and effects of psychoanalytic discourse at the level of public politics.

Further details here. Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2015. Abstracts for proposed papers should be sent to sipp.issp[at]


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