Welcome to Lacanian Works!

Hello

I am Julia Evans who thinks this site a good enough idea to act.  I hope you find something which interests you.

Why Lacanian Works?

Lacanian:  I was first recommended to Jacques Lacan in the mid 1980s and started exploring Lacanian concepts. I am a Lacanian and intervene from this position.

Works because over the last 15 years I have produced many works in the Lacanian field which I intend to publish on this site.  My hope is that you join in. Please use the ‘Comment’ button to air your views.

Origins:

Most of the material initially posted to this site derives from

either struggles with intrusion of Government driven regulations into the treatment of those suffering symptoms of ‘Mental Illness’ and lack of ‘Wellbeing’

or from papers, conversations, seminars, reading groups within the Lacanian field.

The idea of Lacanian Works emerged from regx2 (regulation and registration) grouping.  Regx2 was created as a circulation list in 2005 from conversations about Government action.  This web-site is an expansion of regx2.  The principles by which regx2 acts are given in the category (right hand column) ‘Works in Progress from the Lacanian field/A. regx2/About regx2.’

By the way, I am particularly fond of the category ‘regx2 quotable quotes’ and recommend you to explore it.

Reading Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VII: Ethics

Starting autumn 2012 – further information here 

What does analysis allow us to formulate concerning the origin of morality?

‘Given all that is implied by the phrase, the ethics of psychoanalysis will allow me, far more than anything else, to test the categories that I believe enable me to give you through my teaching the most suitable instruments for understanding what is new both in Freud’s work and in the experience of psychoanalysis that derives from it.’

With these words Jacques Lacan begins his Seminar VII on ethics.

Aim and process for reading Seminar VII

The English translation of Jacques Lacan’s text will be read by the group during sessions. Group members will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion of ideas, the examination of the context and Jacques Lacan’s references, and invitations will be extended to them and others, with intersecting interests (such as linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, topology, semiotics, Semitic languages, etc…) to join us in discussions. It is hoped that a body of notes will emerge.  Further information here.

Background References

Please note: the date is the date of its first appearance when presented or published.

Information is in the form: Author: Title: Web-link to information on availability . If no web-link is shown, please request a copy from Julia Evans via the Contact button at the top of this page.

The entries are presented by year, then by author, then by title. Except for linked presentations which are kept together.

For further details, look in Category 4 under the Author or the Title, see right.

2014

Catherine Lacaze-Paule : The cartel and the real : 14th March 2014 : Information here

Miquel Bassols : 15th February 2014 : The Paradoxes of Transference : Information here

Éric Laurent  : Racism 2.0 : 26th January 2014 : Information here

2013

Marco Focchi: The real cause is the non necessary cause: 8th December 2013: information here

Denis Postle : Introduction to the psyCommons (video) : 2nd November 2013 : Information here

Éric Laurent : On the real in a psychoanalysis : 17th October 2013 : Information here

Jorge Assef : The Zombie Epidemic: Hypermodern Version of the Apocalypse: 25th September 2013: Information here

Jacques-Alain Miller : 26th May 2013 : Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) Paris : Information here

Jacques-Alain Miller :  The Other without Other :  19th May 2013: given in Athens, Greece : Information here

2012

Éric Laurent : Psychosis, or Radical Belief in the Symptom : 17th June 2012 :  given in Tel Aviv, Israel: Information here

Dorothea Huber, Johannes Zimmermann, Gerhard Henrich, Guenther Klug : Comparison of cognitive-behaviour therapy with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapy for depressed patients – A three-year follow-up study :  17th November 2012 : Information here

The New Economics Foundation (nef) : Everyday insecurity: Life at the end of the welfare state: November 2012: interim briefing:  available here

Jacques-Alain Miller: The real in the 21st century: Information here

2011

Seminar: September 30 – October 2, 2011:
Barnard College, New York, USA

Éric Laurent: Lacan as Analysand (video): Information here

Éric Laurent: Against Neuro-metaphors (video): Information here

Éric Laurent: Psychoanalysis & Our Time (video): Information here

Marie-Hélène Brousse: Everlasting Couch? (video):  Information here

Marie-Hélène Brousse: Beyond Prince Charming and Pink Swords (video): Information here

Pierre-Gilles Guéguen: Hypermodern Families (video): Information here

Pierre-Gilles Guéguen: Light and Shadows on a Case of Gay Bashing (video): Information here

2010

Éric Laurent: ‘The Symbolic Order in the XXI Century: Consequences for the Treatment’ : presented in July: Information here

2009

Irving Kirsch: The Emperor’s New drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth : Book review here

2006

Gil Caroz  : Three names in the inexistent seminar : Information here

2005

Richard G. Klein: Introduction to ‘A bi-lingual edition of Schreber’s Memoirs of my mental illness/ Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken’ : further information here

2004

Éric Laurent : How to recompose the Name-of-the Father : Information  here

2000

Éric Laurent  : The Real and the Group : Information here : Note , 2000 is the date when it was published in English. It has not been possible to ascertain whether this is  the original publication date.

1999

Massimo Recalcati: The Empty Subject:  Un-Triggered Psychoses in the New Forms of the Symptom : Information here

1997

Serge Cottet: Gay Knowledge, Sad Truth:  Information here

1996

Shin’ya Ogasawara: The Instance (Agency) of the Letter in the Japanese Unconscious:  Availability and further details here

Jean Michel Vappereau : KNOT 
The Theory of the Knot Outlined by Jacques Lacan : Information here

1994

Pierre Skriabine: Drive and Fantasy: Information here

1986

Bice Benvenuto & Roger Kennedy: The works of Jacques Lacan: an introduction:

a) Contents & Introduction : Information here

b)  Chapter 1: First Works: 1926-1933: Information here

c)  Chapter 2 The Mirror Stage (1936): Information here

John Cutting & Michael Shepherd : Preface and Introduction (The Clinical Roots of the Schizophrenia Concept): Information here

Jeanne Lafont: The Ordinary Topology of Jacques Lacan: Information here

1985

Jacques-Alain Miller: Extimité or Extimacy : Information here

1982

Juliet Mitchell : Introduction – I to ‘Jacques Lacan & the École Freudienne: Feminine Sexuality’: 1982:  Information here

Jacqueline Rose: Introduction – II to ‘Jacques Lacan & the École Freudienne: Feminine Sexuality’: 1982: Information here

John P. Muller and William J. Richardson : A Reader’s Guide to Écrits: Information  here

1980

Schneiderman Stuart: Lacan’s Early Contributions to Psychoanalysis: Information here

Stuart Schneiderman: The Other Lacan: Information here

1977

Alan Sheridan: Translator’s note & Bibliography Note (‘Écrits: a selection’): information here

1973

Samuel Weber: Introduction to Schreber’s ‘Memoirs of my nervous illness’: Information here

1970

Anika Lemaire : Jacques Lacan : Information here

1966

Symposium at The Johns Hopkins Center, Baltimore, USA, 18th – 21st October 1966. General information about this event here

Richard Macksey: Lions and Squares: Opening Remarks: Information here

René Girard: Tiresias and the Critic: Information here

Charles Morazé: Literary Invention & Discussion: Information, including Jacques Lacan’s interventions, here

Georges Poulet: Criticism and the Experience of Interiority & Discussion: Information here

Eugenio Donato: The Two Languages of Criticism: Information here

Lucien Goldman: Structure: Human Reality and Methodological Concept & Discussion, Donato-Goldman: Information, including Lacan’s interventions, here

Tzvetan Todorov: Languages and Literature: Information here

Roland Barthes: To Write: An Intransitive Verb? & Discussion: Barthes-Todorov: Information here

Jean Hyppolite: The Structure of Philosophic Language According to the “Preface” to Hegel’s ‘Phenomenology of the Mind’ & Discussion: Information here

Jacques Lacan: 21st October 1966: Of Structure as an inmixing of an Otherness prerequisite to Any Subject Whatever: Information here

Guy Rosolato: The Voice and the Literary Myth & Discussion: Information here

Neville Dyson-Hudson: Structure and Infrastructure in Primitive Society: Lévi-Strauss and Radcliffe-Brown & Comments: Information here

Jacques Derrida: Structure, sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences & Discussion: Information here

Jean-Pierre Vernant: Greek Tragedy: Problems of Interpretation: Discussion: Information here

Nicolas Ruwet: Linguistics and Poetics & Discussion: Information here

Richard Macksey, René Girard & Jean Hyppolite: Concluding Remarks: Information here

1961

Georges Poulet: The Metamorphoses of the Circle: information here

1960

Pierre Kaufmann : Commentary on Sigfried Bernfeld’s & Sergei Feitelberg’s Death Drive & Entropy, Seminar VII, 27th April 1960 : Information here

Mme Hubert : Intervention, during Seminar VII, on Hans Sperber’s “On the Influence of Sexual Factors on the Origin and Development of Language” (as commented on by Ernest Jones)  and sublimation (in French only) : 9th March 1960 : Information here

Pierre Kaufmann : Intervention on Siegfelt Bernfelt ‘Observations on Sublimation’ given during Seminar VII on 2nd March 1960 : Information here

Jacques Lacan, Victor Nikolaevitch Smirnoff or Smirnov, Yvan Audourd, Jean Laplanche,&  Unknown : Discussion during Seminar VII on 3rd February 1960 : Information here

1959

Jean-Bertrand Lefèvre-Pontalis : Seminar VII, Presentation on the ‘Entwurf’ and the relation to reality : information here

1958

Serge Leclaire : Philo, or the Obsessional and His Desire: information here

1956

Ludwig Binswanger : Extravagance, perverseness, manneristic behaviour and schizophrenia : Information here

Serge Leclaire : Jerome, or Death in the Life of the Obsessional: Information here

Lucia E. Tower : Countertransference: Information  here

1955

René Spitz : The Primal Cavity : a contribution to the genesis of perception and its role for psychoanalytic theory : information here

Ida MacAlpine & Richard Hunter: Translator’s introduction & analysis of the case of D. P. Screber:  information here

1954

Jean Hyppolite: A spoken commentary on Freud’s ‘Verneinung’ : Information here

1950

Ella Sharpe : An unfinished paper on Hamlet: Introduction and extracts : Published posthumously : Information here

1948

Ernst Kris : Ego psychology and interpretation in psychoanalytic therapies (Case ‘fresh brains’) : December 1948 [Published 1951] : Information here

1946

Ella Sharpe : From King Lear to the Tempest : Information here

1942

Helene Deutsch : Some forms of emotional disturbance and their relationship to schizophrenia (known as the ‘as if’ case) : Information here

1939

Edward Glover : The Psycho-analysis of Affects : information here

1937

Ella Sharpe : Analysis of a single dream : information  here

1934

Ella Sharpe : Similar and Divergent Unconscious Determinants Underlying the Sublimations of Pure Art and Pure Science : Information here

1933

Melitta Schmideberg : Intellectual Inhibition & disturbances in Eating (Dream ‘fresh brains’) : Information here

Edward Glover : The relation of perversion-formation to the development of reality-sense : Information here

1932

Edward Glover : On the Etiology of Drug-addiction : Information here

1931

Sigfried Bernfeld & Sergei Feitelberg : The Principle of Entropy and the Death Instinct (Der Entropiesatz und der Todestrieb) : Information here

Edward Glover : Sublimation, substitution and social anxiety : Information here

1930

Melanie Klein : The importance of symbol-formation in the development of the ego : Information here

1929

Melanie Klein : Infantile Anxiety-Situations Reflected in a Work of Art and in the Creative Impulse : 1929 : Information here

Joan Rivière : Womanliness as a masquerade : Information here

Ella Sharpe : Certain aspects of Sublimation and Delusion:  Information here

Ella Sharpe  : The Impatience of Hamlet : Information here

1927

Eugene Minkowski : The essential disorder underlying schizophrenia and schizophrenic thought : Information here

1923

Ernest Jones: Essays on Applied Psycho-Analysis (includes ‘A Psycho-Analytic Study of Hamlet’) : Information here

Melanie Klein : Infant Analysis: Information here

1922

Siegfried Bernfeld : Bemerkungen über Sublimierung (Observations on Sublimation) : Information here

1921

Gaétan Gatian de Clérambault : Psychoses of passion : Information here

Michael Josef Eisler:  A Man’s Unconscious Phantasy of Pregnancy in the Guise of Traumatic Hysteria—A Clinical Contribution to Anal Erotism : Information here

1919

Theodor Reik: The Shofar (The Ram’s Horn) with Preface by Sigmund Freud: information here

1914

W. Leslie MacKenzie : Introduction to Sigmund Freud’s ‘On Dreams (1901)’ : information here

1912

Philippe Chaslin : Discordant insanity : Information here

1911

Ernest Dupré & Jean Logre : Confabulatory delusional states : information here

1910

Ernest Jones : The Oedipus Complex as an explanation of the Hamlet mystery: A study on motive : 1910 : Information here

1909

Paul Sérieux & Joseph Capgras: Misinterpretative delusional states : information here

1908

Eugene Bleuler : The prognosis of dementia praecox: the group of schizophrenias : information here

1903

Daniel Paul Schreber: Memoirs of my nervous illness: Information here

1896

Emil Kraepelin : Dementia Praecox : information  here

1891

Franz Wedekind: Spring Awakening: Information here

1844

Søren Kierkegaard : The Concept of Dread (Anxiety): Information here

1795

Marquis de Sade: Philosophy in the (Boudoir) Bedroom: Information here

1788

Immanuel Kant: The Critique of Practical Reason: Information here