Pleasuring Freud
The Drouth + GSA

Event Type:

Research Presentation




5 Dec 2020
14:00 - 17:30



Pleasuring Freud
The Drouth

Pleasuring Freud

Event info

Pleasuring Freud
A symposium to mark the centenary of the publication of Freud's 'Beyond the Pleasure Principle'
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2020 marks 100 years since the publication of Sigmund Freud’s landmark text Beyond the Pleasure Principle. The publication of this work marked a significant moment in the development of his theoretical development. It is within these pages that Freud formulated the dialectic between Eros and Thanatos within the human psyche.

The Glasgow School of Art and The Drouth will be marking the occasion with a week-long online programme, which will reach its climax on Saturday 5 December with an online symposium.

Programme of speakers

Pippa Goldschmidt - The Uncanny and the Pleasure Principle

Isabel Millar - Lacan and Artificial Intelligence: A Sexual Non-Rapport

Laura Gonzalez – Performing Lacan: Jouissance & the Pleasure Principle

Lorens Holm - Beyond the Pleasure of Architecture

The speakers will present a 15-20 minute talk, with ample time for discussion between, around and after the talks from the participants – and questions taken from the online audience too. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

In the run-up to the symposium, throughout the week of 30 November – 5 December, The Drouth will publish, host and curate creative and critical gestures which respond to Beyond the Pleasure Principle and its afterlives, from the vantage point of our contemporary moment. A body of the work will be published by The Drouth as part of our week-long séance with the legacy of Freud and this significant text.