Seminar XXIV : ‘L’insu que sait de l’une-bévue s’aile à mourre’ : 1976-1977 : begins 16th November 1976 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on November 16, 1976

These are Jacque Lacan’s final sessions 1 – 12

Cormac Gallagher’s English translation available from www.LacaninIreland.com :

See here

In French, available at École lacanienne de psychanalyse (http://ecole-lacanienne.net) / Lacan-Bibliothèque /

here http://ecole-lacanienne.net/bibliolacan/stenotypies-version-j-l-et-non-j-l/

Session dates & page numbers, in Cormac Gallagher’s translation :

Seminar I : Wednesday 16th November 1976 : p1 to 11

Seminar 2 : Wednesday 14th December 1976 : p12 to 24

Seminar 3 : Wednesday 21st December 1976 : p25 to 40

Seminar 4 : Wednesday 11th January 1977 : p41 to 48

Seminar 5 : Wednesday 18th January 1977 : p49 to 58

Seminar 6 : Wednesday 8th February 1977 : p59 to 81

Seminar 7 : Wednesday 15th February 1977 : p82 to 89

Seminar 8 : Wednesday 8th March 1977 : p90 to 100

Seminar 9 : Wednesday 15th March 1977 : p101 to 108

Seminar 10 : Wednesday 19th April 1977 : p109 to 116

Seminar 11 : Wednesday 10th May 1977 : p117 to 121

Seminar 12 : Wednesday 17th May 1977 : p122 to 127

References & quotes

16th November 1976 : p11 (at the end of the chapter) of Cormac Gallagher’s translation quoted  The Urgency of Mourning : 28th March 2019 : Michele Laboureur or here

16th November 1976 : p1-2 & p3 & p4 & p4-5 & p11 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation is quoted, Speaking through One’s Symptom, Speaking through One’s Body : 7th July 2012 (Lausanne) & 23rd November 2013 (Buenos Aires) : Éric Laurent or here

14th December 1976 : P12-13 & p16-17 & p23 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation is quoted, Speaking through One’s Symptom, Speaking through One’s Body : 7th July 2012 (Lausanne) & 23rd November 2013 (Buenos Aires) : Éric Laurent or here

11th January 1977 : p42 & p46-47 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation is quoted, Speaking through One’s Symptom, Speaking through One’s Body : 7th July 2012 (Lausanne) & 23rd November 2013 (Buenos Aires) : Éric Laurent or here

11th January 1977 : Reference on p46 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation : Le Verbier de I’Homme aux loups authored by Nicolas Abraham and Maria Toro, Preface by Jacques Derrida, Translated into English by N. Rand as The Wolf Man’s Magic Word : A Cryptonymy, University of Minessota Press, 2005

19th April 1977

p115 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation quoted On Lacan’s remarks on Chinese Poetry in Seminar XXIV : November 2009 : Adrian Price or here

p109-110 & 113-114 & 116 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation quoted The Seminar of Barcelona on ‘Die Wege der Symptombildung
’ : probably Autumn 1996 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

15th March 1977

p103 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation quoted On Lacan’s remarks on Chinese Poetry in Seminar XXIV : November 2009 : Adrian Price or here

p104 & p105 & p107 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation quoted The Seminar of Barcelona on ‘Die Wege der Symptombildung
’ : probably Autumn 1996 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

10th May 1977

p118 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation quoted The Seminar of Barcelona on ‘Die Wege der Symptombildung
’ : probably Autumn 1996 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

17th May 1977

– p125  of Cormac Gallagher’s translation quoted On Lacan’s remarks on Chinese Poetry in Seminar XXIV : November 2009 : Adrian Price or here

– p119-120 quoted in ‘Urgency, Sometimes a Blunder’ by Claudia Iddan

Published on 27th February 2019 : circulated by New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis : Towards the NLS conference on Urgent! : 1st & 2nd June 2019 :

Available here

Quote : “The Unbewust, that is to say the unconscious. In German, this means unconscious, but translated by blunder [une bévue] it means something else, it means a stumbling, a tripping up, a sliding from word to word, and that is what is concerned when we mistakenly use the wrong key to open a door that precisely this key does not open”.

p119 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation :

I put forward also this something which is enunciated about the universal, and this to deny it; I said that there is no all (toys). This indeed is why women, are more man than men. They are not-all (pas-routes), as I said. These all therefore, have no common trait; they have nevertheless this one, this single common trait, the trait that I described as unary. They are comforted by the One. There is something of the One, I repeated it just now to say that there is something of the One, and nothing else. There is something of the One, but that means that there is all the same some kind of feeling. This feeling that I called, according to the unaries (unarités) that I called the support, the support of what indeed I must recognise hatred insofar as this hatred is akin to love; la mourre that I wrote in – I must all the same finish on this – that I wrote in my title for this year : loins due sait, what? de lune-bévue. There is nothing more difficult to grasp than this trait of the one bévue. This bévue – is that by which I translate Unbewusst, namely, the Unconscious. In German, that means unconscious, but translated by one bévue, it means something completely different, that means a stumbling, a tripping up, a [p120] clipping from word to word, and this indeed is what is at stake when we use the wrong key to open a door which precisely this key does not open. Freud hastens to tell us that we thought that it opened this door but that we were mistaken. Bévue is indeed the only sense that remains for this consciousness. Consciousness has no other support than to permit a bévue. It is very disturbing because this consciousness strongly resembles the Unconscious, since it is what we say is responsible, responsible for all the bévue’s that make us dream. Dream in the name of what? Of what I called the o[a]-object, namely that by which the subject, who, essentially, is divided, barred, namely, still more barred than the Other.

 

 

Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London

 

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