Note for the Year Book : 28th February 1971 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on February 28, 1971

Publication of The Founding Act

The text, first published untitled in a mimeographed form in June [21] 1964, was printed for the first time in the 1965 Yearbook of the Freudian School of Paris, accompanied by the “Supplementary Note” and the “Preface”. The note dated 1971 [28 February] and the Preamble were published in the 1977 Yearbook of the Freudian School of Paris.

Richard G. Klein notes : As none of the three translations (Jeffrey Mehlman’s, Cormac Gallagher’s or the NLS’s –possibly Russell Grigg) included a translation of Note pour l’Annuaire : 28th February 1971 [Autre écrits: pages 240‐241], Anthony Chadwick kindly translated those eleven paragraphs. I have added them underneath the Jeffrey Mehlman translation.

See Richard G. Klein’s website,, available here

 Related Text

See also   ‘Founding Act’ 21st June 1964: Jacques Lacan or here

In French

Paru dans l’Annuaire de l’École freudienne de Paris, 1975, p. 19.

Préface pour l’Annuaire 1971

From École Lacanienne / pas tout Lacan

Available here

Also p240-241 of Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here


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