ABOUT CARTELS

 

What is a Cartel?

A Cartel is the mode of working proposed by Jacques Lacan for psychoanalysts and those who want to study psychoanalysis. It is a working instrument to try to decrease the series of problems identified by Sigmund Freud on his work “Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego.” It is an artificial group that tries to defy what is essential to the human condition of the imaginary obscenity of the groups. Jacques Lacan proposed some basic but important organizing principles that take each one’s specific relationship to knowledge into account, which he can elaborate when it is a matter of unconscious causality.

Four people choose each other to work

For the creation of a cartel Lacan suggested four people being the ‘right measure.'  It is the reference number for the majority of cartels today.  Meetings happen at a rhythm that is decided between the cartel members, called ‘cartelisands.'

The ‘Plus-One’

The ‘Plus-One’ is chosen by the cartelisands and according to Jacques Lacan is the person “in charge of selection, discussion and the outcome to be accorded the efforts of each” (Foundation Act of the Ecole Freudienne de Paris, of the 21st June 1964). His function is crucial to support the work of each cartelisand with tact, to face difficulties and to maintain a distance between knowledge and truth.

The theme of Work

The creation of a cartel gives each one the opportunity to choose a theme of work called a 'trait': the reading of a seminar, the elaboration of a concept or of a case, the connection between psychoanalysis and other fields, etc. To each person’s trait, a common theme is added that becomes the title of the cartel, their subject of research and study.

Everyone’s own Product

The work carried out does not lead to a collective product of a knowledge taken from the group, because the experience of knowledge is subjective, personal and some way attached to a personal time and questions. It is rather a matter for each one, according to the moment of his relation to psychoanalysis, to emit what could be noted of what was modified in his relation to analytic knowledge.

Permutation

A cartel cannot be forever, a cartel cannot last longer than one or two years. It is necessary for a time of conclusion allowing the avoidance of noticeable inertia in working groups that become eternal and hinder the appearance of new knowledge for the subject. The dissolution (conclusion) of the Cartel thus is an effort to avoid the consolidation of imaginary ties, which is the unconscious tendency of humans.

Juan Felipe Arango

CARTEL INSCRIPTION


Cartels are officially declared to the New Lacanian School (NLS). Below is a list of Cartels that include at least one member of Lacanian Compass.


Flash Cartels

1) Flash Cartel: “From Subjective Emergencies to Urgent Cases”
Type: Virtual
Frequency: Bi-weekly

Date of initiation: December 2018

Philip Dravers (London, UK)

Trait of Work: “What is at Stake in the Formation of the Analyst Today? The Pass as a Pivot Between ‘Subjective Urgency’ and ‘Urgent Cases’“

E-mail: philipdravers@gmail.com

Adriane Barroso (Houston, TX)

Trait of Work: “Trauma and Subversion of the Time in Psychoanalysis“

E-mail: adrianebr@gmail.com

Jeff Erbe (New York, NY)
Trait of Work: “Urgency in the Space of a Lapsus”

E-mail: jeffrey.erbe@gmail.com

Yordana Hristozova (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Trait of Work: “The Impulse that Pushes the Subject to Hystoricize Himself [“s’hystoriser de lui-même”]“
E-mail: yhristozova@gmail.com

Plus One: Patricia Tassara Zarate (Valencia, Spain)

Trait of Work: “The Pass: Urgency and Sinthome”

E-mail: patriciatassara@gmail.com

2) Flash Cartel: “Urgencies in the Clinic and in Art”
Type: Virtual
Frequency: Monthly
Date of initiation: February 2019 

Isabel Barata Adler (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
belbarata@gmail.com
Question: Subjective urgency in the work with autistic children. 

Renata Teixeira (Miami, FL)
renatastoppini@icloud.com
Question: Urgent interventions in psychoanalytic experiences with children

Anna De Filippi (Houston, TX)
ardefilippi@gmail.com
Question: Trauma’s urgencies and meaning

Marija Krtolica (Brooklyn, NY)
mkrtolica@msn.com
Question: Creations of Urgency in the Artistic Process

Plus one: Maria Cristina Aguirre (New York, NY)
maria.cristinaaguirre@gmail.com
Question: Moments of rupture in Psychoanalytic treatment

3) Subject of research: "Urgency in the Logical Time of an Analysis" 
Date of Creation: February 2019 
Type of Cartel: Virtual  
Frequency: twice a month 

Elizabeth Rogers (Atlanta, GA)
Trait of Work: "How might the movement from fantasy to sinthome illustrate the two faces of urgency in a case of hysteria.”
Email: elizabeth.rogers.1221@gmail.com

Lorena Hojman (Houston, TX)
Trait of Work:  "Urgency, between subject and parlêtre”
Email: lorena.hojman@gmail.com

Liliana Kruszel (Miami, FL)
Trait of Work: "Urgency of Life and the drive"
Email: lilianakruszel@gmail.com

Karina Tenenbaum (Miami, FL)
Trait of Work: “Urgency at the end of the analysis and its relationship with the place of the analyst in the transference” 
Email: ket316@gmail.com 

Plus one: Domenico Cosenza (Milan, Italy)
Trait of Work:"Urgency in the end of the analysis and the movement toward the pass"
Email: docosenza@tiscalinet.it


Cartels

1) Subject: 'The control in the analytical process'
Date of creation: June 2017
Type of Cartel: Virtual
Frequency: Every other week
Duration: one year

Karina Tenenbaum (Miami, FL)
Trait of work: What do we control?
Email: Ket316@gmail.com

Amal Wahbi (Montreal, QC, Canada)
Email:  amal.wahbi.psy@gmail.com
Trait to work : «equivoque is all we have as a weapon against the sinthome (...) Interpretation operates solely through equivoque. There has to be something in the signifier that resonates» : How does this indication of Lacan allows us to review interpretation in the time of the parlêtre? 

Elizabeth Rogers (Atlanta, GA)
Trait to work: How did the effects of a control allow the position of the analyst and the orientation of the treatment?
Email: elizabeth.rogers.1221@gmail.com

Nancy Gillespie (New York, NY)
Email: gillespie.nancy@googlemail.com
Trait to work: How do the equivoque and the sinthome function in supervision? 

Plus One: Veronique Voruz


2) Subject of research: "Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-First Century"

Date of Creation: December 2017
Type of Cartel: Virtual and partially in person
Proposed Frequency of Meetings: Once a month
Duration: One year

Ines Anderson (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Trait of Work: "How can Lacanian Psychoanalysis survive in a therapeutic arena in the 21st Century?"
Email Address: inesldea@hotmail.com

 Joan Guenther (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Trait of Work: "What is Psychoanalysis outside of the Clinic in the 21st Century?"
Email Address: joanguen@sympatico.ca 

Batool Batalvi (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Trait of Work: "The Impact of Lacanian Psychoanalysis in the Muslim analysands in the 21st Century" 
Email Address: batoolbatalvi@gmail.com

Carlos Rivas (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Trait of Work: "Possibilities of Psychoanalysis In Ontario in the 21st Century"
Email Address: psicogestalt@gmail.com

Plus One: Thomas Svolos (Omaha, NE)
Trait of Work: "Collective Logic in the 21st Century"
Email Address: tsvolos@radiks.net


3) Transference and the Cut

Mercedes Acuna (Houston, TX)
Email: mercedesacunavilla@gmail.com
QUESTION: Enunciation and cut

Francine Danniau (Ghent, Belgium)
Email: francine.danniau@skynet.be
QUESTION: Equivocation and the cut

Marina Connelly (Cambridge, MA)
Email:
QUESTION: Prosody and the cut

Janet Haney (London, UK)
Email: janetrhaney@gmail.com
QUESTION: DIAGNOSIS and the cut

Plus One: Pamela King (Marseille, France)
Email: pamelaking13@gmail.com
QUESTION: The Cut as a Political Act


4) The Black Hole: Effects of Jouissance in the Body and in Institutions
Date of Creation: 5/20/2018
Type of Cartel: Virtual
Proposed Frequency of Meetings: Monthly
Duration: 2 years

Elizabeth Rogers (Atlanta, GA)
Trait of Work: One ——> Other ———> Other Sex: What can we see in the clinic and in culture that tells us something about the not-all in the era of the One-all-alone?
Email Address: elizabeth.rogers.1221@gmail.com

Gary Marshall (Omaha, NE)
Trait of Work: Anxiety in contemporary life.
Email Address: gmarshal@unomaha.edu

Neil Gorman (Palatine, IL)
Trait of Work: The role of the analyst & psychoanalysis away from the all seeing eye of the Other’s Panopticon.
Email Address: neilgorman@icloud.com              

Maria Cristina Aguirre (New York, NY)
Trait of Work: “The Black Hole of Jouissance in the era of the One All Alone”
Email Address: maria.cristinaaguirre@gmail.com

Plus One: Marcelo Veras (Salvador, Brazil)
City: Salvador
Trait of Work: The Opacity of Jouissance and Science
Email Address: marcelofveras@gmail.com


5) Subject of research: The Being and the One Date of Creation: 2017
Type of Cartel: In person
Proposed Frequency of Meetings: Weekly
Duration: Two years

Jesse Fisk Cravens (Columbia, MO)
Trait of Work: Lacanian Theory
Email Address:  jessecravens17@sc.stephens.edu,

Peter Lang (Columbia, MO)
Trait of Work:  Miller’s Teachings
Email Address: prtlye7@mail.missouri.edu

Jack Stone (Columbia, MO)
Trait of Work: Ontology
Email Address:  stonej@missouri.edu

Plus One: Ellie Ragland (Columbia, MO)
Trait of Work: About the One
Email Address: raglande@missouri.edu


6) Cartel: “Clinical Work with Children in the Postmodern Era”
Type: Virtual
Duration: One year
Date of initiation: December 2018

Richard Reinhardt (Paris, FR)

Trait of Work: “Are All Children Psychotic? Review of Published Cases”

E-mail: rhreinhar@umich.edu

Ingrid Whicker (Orlando, FL)
Trait of Work: “Position of the Child as a Disruption of the Family”

E-mail: ingridwhicker@gmail.com

Gabriela de Moraes Ely (Philadelphia, PA)

Trait of Work: “Position of the Analyst in Children’s Clinical Work“
E-mail: gabimely.psico@gmail.com

Plus One: Liliana Kruszel (Miami, FL)

Trait of Work: “Notion of the Function of the Father as Père-Versión and as Object a”

E-mail: daliamer@aol.com


7) Cartel: “Body and Psychoanalysis”
Type of Cartel: Virtual
Created: February 2019
Proposed Frequency of Meetings: Bi-weekly
Duration: One year

Carmen Navarro (Houston, TX)
Subject: Body and Dreams
E mail: carmennavarro11@hotmail.com

Patricia Lucinetti (Seattle, WA)
Subject: Reconstructing the Body
Email: patlu2002@hotmail.com

Julie Fotheringham (New York, NY)
Subject: The Place of the Body of the Analyst in the Session
Email: juliefother@gmail.com

Marija Krtolica (Brooklyn, NY)
Subject: Relationship between Symbolic and Real in the Body in Hysteria.
Email: mail:mkrtolica@msn.com

Plus One: Isolda Alvarez (Miami, FL)
Email: alvarez_isolda@yahoo.com


8) Cartel: “The Place of the Analyst and...”
Type: Virtual
Date of initiation: January 2019

Diana Cuello (Kingston, PA)
dianacuellophd@gmail.com
Trait: The place of the analyst: Transference and Jouissance

Neil Cornelius Gorman (Chicago, IL)
Neilgorman@icloud.com
Trait: How has perverse capitalism shifted the experience of the clinic?

Leticia Lopez (Washington DC)
lcclopez@yahoo.com.br
Trait: Transference beyond of the Subject supposed to Know?

Meera Lee (Pittsburgh, PA)
jayapich@gmail.com
Trait: Psychoanalysis in the Bedroom: Kant with Sade

Plus one: Juan Felipe Arango (Miami, FL)
jfalemos@yahoo.com
Trait: Lacan and Byung- Chul Han: The place of the analyst in the late Capitalist Discourse and The Big Data


9) Cartel: “What space for Dreams in the analytic experience and beyond?”
Type: Virtual
Date of initiation: March 2019

Anna De Filippi (Houston, TX)
ardefilippi@gmail.com
Subject: « Dreams and the gaze »

Lindsay Maxson (River Forest, IL)
lindsaymaxson@gmail.com
Subject: “Dream Discourse”

Rogelio Scott (La Jolla, CA)
rogelio.scott@gmail.com
Subject: “Arguments for dreams as formations of the unconscious and against their neurologization”

Marija Krtolica (New York, NY)
mkrtolica@msn.com
Subject “Dream language in dance-theater”

Plus one: Liliana Kruszel (Hallandale Beach, FL)
Daliamer@aol.com
Subject: “Dream, the furtive way to capture the Being”.

SEEKING CARTELS


If you are interested in participating in a Cartel, please write to cartels@lacaniancompass.com. Include your name, location, and the theme which you would like to study. Cartels meet either in person or online.