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Colette Soler: Towards Identity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter

Hosted by the Forum of London

The 5 Oct 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Birkbeck, University of London, WC1E 7HX, London United Kingdom
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Forum of London is honoured to invite you to join Colette Soler for a presentation of her book Towards Identity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter.

About the Event

Towards Identity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter addresses the theme of identification and identity in the psychoanalytic clinic as elaborated by Jacques Lacan over the course of his teaching. In psychoanalysis, the subject who is summoned “to speak himself”, is by definition lacking in identity. His question is “What am I?” but, as he is only represented by his words, his being is “always elsewhere”, within other words that are yet to come. Thus, a paradox: one seeks via speech the identity of a being who, through his speech, is not identifiable. Yet the fact remains, he has a body, and he is riveted to sufferings that psychoanalysis, from Freud to Lacan, identified, which are not accidental, which we call repetition and symptom, and which shift the question of identity because a One, real, is at play in them. Towards Identity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter is key reading for the study and research of Lacanian psychoanalysis and all practitioners interested in Lacan’s teaching, as well as other discourses such as philosophy, art, literature, and history.

Colette Soler

Colette Soler practices and teaches psychoanalysis in Paris. She holds an agrégation in philosophy and a doctorate in psychology. It was her encounter with the teaching and person of Jacques Lacan that led her to choose psychoanalysis. She was a member of the École Freudienne de Paris and, following its dissolution, became the Director of the École de la Cause Freudienne, after which she was at the forefront of the movement of the International of the Forums and its School of Psychoanalysis. She has been a member of the Forum of London since 2021.

Date, Time and Location
5th October 17.00pm - 19.00pm
Birkbeck, University of London, Mallet Street, WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom

Ticket Classes
Attend Event In-Person tickets provide access for 1 guest to attend the London presentation by Colette Soler. The Forum of London may also sell Attend Event Online tickets and will update this ticketing site when tickets are available. Purchase price includes booking fee. No refunds.


The 5 Oct 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX, London United Kingdom


Forum of London IF-EPFCL
United Kingdom