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Continental Psychoanalysis Module III

Rohit Goel

14 May - 8 June, 2022

Every Saturday and Wednesday 

INR 7,500 Participation

INR 10,000 Participation + Final Project

6:30PM IST - 8:30PM IST 

Worldwide Registration Open

Online via Zoom

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About the Course

Psychoanalysis is often thought of as an individual affair, independent of our relations to others. 'Continental Psychoanalysis: Society' corrects this vulgar assumption and argues that psychoanalysis is first and foremost an approach to the contradiction of human nature that produces social links within and between people: feudalism, capitalism, hysteria, and communism. Although we’ll focus on Freud’s ‘meta-psychological’ writings and Jacques Lacan’s ‘theory of four discourses’ (Seminar XVII), we’ll also read secondary literature on Freud and Lacan, including Clemens, Grigg, et. al.’s Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis, Aaron Schuster’s The Trouble with Pleasure, and Samo Tomšič’s The Capitalist Unconscious: Marx and Lacan.

About the Professor

Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury) and has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. Rohit received the Fulbright IIE and Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) fellowships to pursue years of Arabic language study in Syria and was awarded the Fulbright DDRA and Andrew C. Mellon Fellowship for PhD dissertation research in primary sources in Lebanon. He completed his BA from Harvard College and, as Harvard University’s Paul Williams Fellow to Emmanuel College, was granted an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. 


Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful attendance of a course or a Certificate of Completion and Letter of Evaluation if they successfully attend and complete the final assignment. Those who complete three courses (attendance and writing) in the Interpretive Methods track over two calendar years are eligible for a BICAR Diploma in Interpretive Methods.

Refund Policy

We will refund your mode of payment — minus a 25% processing fee — if you choose not to take this course after the first session. Or, you can ‘roll over’ your balance to another or future BICAR course without a fee deduction.


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