- UCSB Music Building
(Ralph Lowi and possibly Kara Attrep)
Todd McGowan has argued that we are moving from a society based on the prohibition of enjoyment to one in which “all is permitted.” Paradoxically, this makes it harder for us to experience enjoyment. What can a Lacanian reading of the economy of enjoyment tell us about consumerism in the context of late-capitalism? And how does music help to provide false promises of the fulfillment of desire?
Readings: Selections from Todd McGowan’s “The End of Dissatisfaction: Jacques Lacan and the Emerging Society of Enjoyment” (Other readings TBA)