Geneviève Morel presents The Unsinkable Fantasy. This lecture originally presented at The New School For Social Research (NSSR) hosted by Das Unbehagen and The Psychoanalytic Workshop at NSSR. For more lectures like this, visit the Recordings and Writings sections of

Geneviève Morel is a psychoanalyst in Paris and Lille. She’s a Member of CRIMIC (Paris-Sorbonne) and CFAR (London), President of Savoirs et clinique and Collège de Psychanalystes- A.l.e.p.h. She directs a clinical seminar in l’UHSA (CHU-Lille). Her books include Ambiguïtés sexuelles. Sexuation et psychose (2000), published in English as Sexual Ambiguities (2011);  Clinique du suicide, (Érès, 2002/2010); L’œuvre de Freud. L’invention de la psychanalyse, (2006); La loi de la mère. Essai sur le sinthome sexuel (2008), published in German as Das gesetz der Mutter (2017) and forthcoming in English in 2017.

Manya Steinkoler, Ph.D. is an English Professor at Borough of Manhattan College CUNY and a psychoanalyst in New York City. She is co-editor with Patricia Gherovici of Lacan on Madness: Madness Yes You Can’t (Routledge, 2015), Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and forthcoming Psychoanalysis and Sexuality: From Feminism to Trans (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Geneviève Morel contributed a chapter to the anthology On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) edited by Vanessa Sinclair and Manya Steinkoler.

The full text of The Unsinkable Fantasy was published in The European Journal of Psychoanalysis – Number 3 – January 2015 – Feminine Pathologies (eds. Fernando Castrillon and Jamieson Webster)

A video of this lecture is available to view:

Genevieve Morel -Unbehagen and TPW from NSSR Philosophy Department Blog on Vimeo.

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Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016), and the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

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Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair. Available from Trapart Editions.