Colin MacCabe with Moustapha Safouan

Moustapha Safouan is an eminent Lacanian psychoanalyst, and author of Why are the Arabs Not Free?
Colin MacCabe is a British writer and film producer. He is Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the London Consortium.

I first encountered Moustapha Safouan in 1970 when I read a text of his entitled 'De la structure en psychoanalyse'. I was an undergraduate intoxicated by the then ferment of French thought and politics, and trying desperately to understand the works of Derrida and Foucault, of Althusser and Barthes. Of all these ferociously difficult thinkers Jacques Lacan was perhaps the most difficult. [Read More]