Rome Discourses – to introduce his report (Rome) : 26th September 1953 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on September 23, 1953

There are two published items from the Rome Congress held at the Istituto di Psicologia della Università di Roma
 on 26th and 27th September 1953.

1) Rome Discourses.

Jacques Lacan delivered this text on 26th September 1953 to introduce his report ‘Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis’.

See Richard G. Klein’s site, www.Freud2Lacan, for the French & English translation by Anthony Chadwick, available here

Note : It may be that only the Introduction and not Jacques Lacan’s responses that are translated.  JE has not checked Anthony Chadwick’s translation against the following.

In French published as ‘Discours de Rome et réponses aux interventions’ :

Les “Actes du congrès de Rome” furent publiés dans le numéro 1 de la revue ‘La Psychanalyse’ parue en 1956, Sur la parole et le langage.

On y trouve notamment un compte rendu de l’intervention de J. Lacan et une réponse de Lacan aux interventions.

Available, Published by : here

Or at  /lacan

Also P145 of Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan : Information here

2) Rome Report

The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis (Rome) : 26th September 1953 : Jacques Lacan : Availability here

& also Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

3) Quoted by Jacques Lacan

Seminar IV : 19thDecember 1956 : see See Seminar IV : The Object Relation & Freudian Structures 1956-1957 : begins 21st November 1956 : Jacques Lacan or here


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Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, London & Sandwich in Kent


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