GCAS Spring Seminar

Title:  “Energy, objet petit a, and New Materialism”

Clayton Crockett, PhD (Full Professor)

Sundays 1pm Eastern

April 8, 15, 29



This seminar will examine a new materialist ontology of energy transformation along with further examining some of its physical, political, and spiritual implications. The seminar will eventually arrive at what Lacan calls “the little other object”. The objet petit a that he anticipates in some ways undermines the recent fads of “Object Oriented Ontology”, OOO and speculative realism theories.




Lacan Seminar X “On Anxiety”

Seminar XVII “The Other Side of Psychoanalysis”

Clayton Crockett, “The Triumph of Theology,” in Theology After Lacan: The Passion for the Real, ed. Creston Davis, Marcus Pound, and Clayton Crockett (Wipf and Stock, 2014)