InForm 040 Autism & Psychoanalysis w/ Dr. Leon Brenner

On this episode of InForm:Podcast we talk with Dr. Leon Brenner about his forthcoming book The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language, which is part of the Palgrave Lacan Series edited by Calum Neil and Derek Hook.

Intro:

On this episode of InForm:Podcast we talk with Dr. Leon Brenner about his forthcoming book The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language, which is part of the Palgrave Lacan Series edited by Calum Neil and Derek Hook.

Dr. Leon Brenner is a research fellow at the University of Potsdam and lecturer at the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin. He is a training analyst, studying member of the APPI and a founder of Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB). His latest book on the subject of the psychoanalysis of autism is called The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language, where he presents a novel account of autistic subjectivity from a Lacanian psychoanalytic perspective.

  • About Leon and his experience as an analyst 
  • About why he did the work to write the book
  • The argument (i.e. the point) of the book
  • The history of autism as a psychosis & as a way of being-in-the-world
  • Neurosis, psychosis, autism, & the Name-of-the-Father
  • Who the book is written for

Extras:

For those who are interested in hearing Leon talk more about psychoanalysis and autism, you can do so by watching this video, or this one.

You can buy Leon's book here

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These are the links that can be added to the info:

Dr. Brenner's personal blog and website:
leonbrenner.com

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/leonbrennercom/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/leonbrennercom

Lacanian Affinities Berlin website:
lacanberlin.com

The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language:
https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030507145

Recommended works by autistic writers and artists:
Baggs, A. [silentmiaow] (2007, January 15). In my language. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/JnylM1hI2jc

Grandin, T. (2006). Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism. New-York: Vintage.

Sinclair, J. (1993). Don’t Mourn for us. Our Voice. Autism Network International. Retrieved from http://www.autreat.com/dont_mourn.html

Tammet, D. (2007). Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Williams, D. (2015). Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism. Portland: Broadway Books.


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