The Unconscious and the Speaking Body : Paris : 17th April 2014 : Jacques-Alain Miller

by Julia Evans on April 17, 2014

This presentation was delivered by Jacques-Alain Miller in conclusion of the 9th Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP) on 17th April 2014 in Paris and is the theme for the Xth Congress of the WAP : The Speaking Body: On the unconscious in the 21st Century : 25-28 April 2016 : Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

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References to texts by Jacques Lacan & their availability

2 Lacan’s neologism amur combines mur and amour. See Lacan, J., Je parle aux murs, Paris: Seuil, 2011, pp. 103-104, where he indicates that it should be written: (a)mur. [This book comprises the sessions Jacques Lacan gave at St Anne Hospital on 4th November 1971, 2nd December 1971 & 6th January 1972. The English translation is given at Seminar XIX: The Savoir of the Psychoanalyst or The Psychoanalyst’s Knowledge: 1971-1972: begins on 4th November 1971: Jacques Lacan or here. I have not found the exact session to which p103 to 104 refers. It is not 4th November 1971 as this finishes on p20 of the Seuil edition. I guess it is from the 6th January 1972 session.]

3 See Lacan, J., “Overture to the First International Encounter of the Freudian Field” pp. 17-20. [Available here]

4 Lacan, J., The Seminar Book XX, Encore, 1972-1973, translated by B. Fink, New York: Norton, 1998, p. 113. [Seminar XX : Ch IX : On the Baroque : 8th May 1973 : Availability given Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: from 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan or here ]
5 Ibid.

6 [Lacan says: régulation de l’âme par la scopie corporelle (p. 105 of the Seuil edition). {Towards the end of Seminar XX : 8th May 1973 session} Scopie is an unusual word in French (when used alone and not as a suffix), generally used as an aphaeresis of radioscopie. The English translation gives: “corporeal radioscopy”, ibid., p. 115. However, it is more likely being used here as a simple gallicisation of the Greekskopéo: “examine” “inspect”. (Tr.)]

8 Plutarch, “De Defectu Oraculorum” translated by F. Cole Babbitt as “The Obsolescence of Oracles” in Moralia Vol. V, Loeb Classical Library, 1936, §17.1 (419c), quoted by J.-A. Miller in the session of 13 November 2002 from L’orientation lacanienne III, 5, Un effort de poésie (2002-2003), unpublished. See also Lacan, J., “The death of God” in The Seminar Book VII, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis, translated by D. Porter, London: Routledge, 1992, p. 178. [Seminar VII : 16th March 1960 : Last 3 paragraphs : Available Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: begins 18th November 1959 : Jacques Lacan or here]

10 Lacan, J., The Seminar Book XX, Encore, op. cit., p. 131. [Seminar XX : Ch X Rings of String : 15th May 1973 : Availability given Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: from 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan or here]

15 Merleau-Ponty, M., “The Intertwining – The Chiasm”, from The Visible and the Invisible, translated by A. Lingis, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968, pp. 130-55; retranslated in Maurice MerleauPonty: Basic Writings, ed. T. Baldwin, London: Routledge, 2004. [Availability http://timothyquigley.net/cont/mp-chiasm.pdf]

16 Lacan, J., “Radiophonie”, in Autres écrits, Paris: Seuil, 2001, p. 409. [Availability in translation Radiophonie: 9th April & 5th June 1970: Jacques Lacan or here]

17 Lacan, J., “Television” translated by D. Hollier, R. Krauss, & A. Michelson in Television/A Challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment, New York: Norton, 1990, p. 5. [Availability in translation Television: 1974: Jacques Lacan or here]

18 Lacan, J., “Joyce le Symptôme (II)” in Autres écrits, op. cit., p. 568. [Probably Joyce the Symptom (Sinthome) : 16th June 1975 : Jacques Lacan or here ]

See too: Lacan, J., Le séminaire livre XXIII, Le sinthome, (1975-1976), Paris: Seuil, 2005, p. 56: “the subject who is sustained by the parlêtre, which is what I denote as the unconscious”. [Availability Seminar XXIII: The Sinthome or Joyce and the Sinthome: 1975-1976: beginning on November 18th 1975 : Jacques Lacan or here It is not known to which session this refers.] Seminar XXIII : 16th December 1975 : pIII 13 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation : On the other hand, the enjoyment described as phallic is situated there, at the conjunction of the Symbolic with the Real. It is in as much that in the subject which is supported by the parlêtre in the sense that this is what I designate as being the unconscious, …
19 Ibid., p. 569.
20 Ibid.
21 Ibid.
22 Ibid., pp. 565-569.
23 Ibid., p. 568.

28 Lacan, J., “Joyce le Symptôme (II)”, op. cit., p. 567. [See note 18 above]

29 Ibid., p. 565, p. 567. See too Lacan, J., Le séminaire livre XXIII, Le sinthome, op. cit., p. 154. [See note 18 above]

30 Lacan, J., The Seminar Book XX, Encore, op. cit., p. 23. [Seminar XX : Ch II To Jacobsen : 19th December 1972 : Availability given Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: from 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan or here]

31 Lacan, J., “The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire in the Freudian Unconscious”, in Écrits, the First Complete Edition in English, translated by B. Fink, R. Grigg, and H. Fink, New York: Norton, 2006, pp. 692-3. [Availability The Subversion of the Subject and the Dialectic of Desire (Royaumont): 19th to 23rd September 1960: Jacques Lacan or here]

32 Lacan, J., “Lesson of 11 January 1967” in Le séminaire XIV, La logique du fantasme (1966-1967), unpublished. [Seminar XIV : 11th January 1967 : Availability Seminar XIV: The logic of phantasy: 1966-1967: begins 16th November 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here]

33 Lacan, J., The Seminar Book XX, Encore, op. cit., p. 23. [Seminar XX : Ch II To Jacobsen : 19th December 1972 : Availability given Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: from 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan or here]

34 Ibid., p. 139 [where the translation gives: “knowledge’s hare-brained lucubration about llanguage”.] [Seminar XX : Ch XI The rat in the maze : 26th June 1973 : Availability given Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: from 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan or here]

35 Lacan, J., Lesson of 19 February 1974, Le séminaire XXI, Les non-dupes errent, 1973-1974, unpublished. [Seminar XXI : 19th February 1974 : Availability Seminar XXI: 1973-1974: Les non-dupes errent : begins 13th November 1973 : Jacques Lacan or here]

References to texts by Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud is referenced on 9 pages of this text. There are no references to specific texts.