Lacan on the unconscious (French with English subtitles)
On this date Jacques Lacan was born (1901 – 1981).
A telling citation of Lacan in Notebook 52:
The Jewish Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday, which is Venus’ day: white goddess modulating into black bride. I’m sure the Tempest masque and the exclusion of Venus from it are connected, what with the insistence on preserving Miranda’s virginity. Lacan is wrong: it isn’t just the phallus that’s lost, but since the Fall every sexual union has had, or been, a screw loose. Yeats’s poem on Solomon and Sheba is the one to consult. (CW 6, 454)