In their distinct specific discursivity, the “bodies and pleasures” evoked by Foucault at the end of The Will to Knowledge seem to articulate a programmatic line along which psychoanalysis could escape the deployment of sexuality Foucault reduced it to. Responding to Judith Butler’s reading of the “bodies and pleasures”, I will try and show that the discursive regime of “bodies and pleasure” is fundamental for a “minor psychoanalysis” : a “queerized” psychoanalysis opposed to the major discourse on sex-desire. This regime enables to historicize a “sex difference” that does not exist as such neither biologically nor symbolically, and helps connect with the Freudian original debiologisation of sexuality and sexuation. It also enables psychoanalysts to listen to analysands, harbor contemporary non-binary gender and sexuality issues, and theorize beyond any normative perspective.
A text will be available; the discussion is in English and/or French.
Prof. dr. Thamy Ayouch (Paris VII – Denis Diderot) is a psychoanalyst in private practice. More info: http://thamy-ayouch.wixsite.com/thamy-ayouch
à 20h30 au « Repos du Chasseur », Avenue Charle-Albert 11 – 1170 Watermael-Boisfort
Accréditation demandée – PAF pour les non membres: 15 euros