Intervention to the first World Congress of Psychiatry (Sorbonne, Paris) : 26th September 1950 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on September 26, 1950

This is JE’s literal translation of ‘Intervention au 1re Congrès mondial de psychiatrie, Grand amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne’

Delivered on 26th September 1950 in the Grand Amphitheatre, Sorbonne University, Paris, during the plenary session “Evolution and present tendencies of psychoanalysis”

Translated by Elsa Koc, Edited by Anthony Chadwick

Published by with an introduction describing its context, (Henri Ey was one of the organisers) available here.  

Originally published in Autres écrits pages 127‐130 : Information and notes see Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here   

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