‘Proposal (Proposition) of 9th October 1967 
on the psychoanalyst of the School’: Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on October 9, 1967

This is one of three texts where Jacques Lacan deals with the structure of a psychoanalytic organisation (Access to translations below) :

1)    1964: a) The founding act b) Adjunct to the founding act c) Preamble to the founding act

2)    1967: The proposal on the analyst of the School

3)    1973: The Italian note

Quote from Cormac Gallagher, www.lacaninireland, available here

1)   An historical note:

From Lacanian Works’ :   Brief Biography of Jacques Lacan : available here gives a more complete account of the following.

1953 – Controversy within the Paris Psychoanalytic Society. Daniel Lagache, followed by Lacan, formed a new Société de Psychananlyse.

1953 to early 1960s – Expelled, finally, from the International Psychoanalytic Association, because of unorthodox practice and teaching methods.

1964 – Reformed his analytic society, calling it L’École freudienne de Paris.

1968-May Revolution. Lacan supported the students’ revolt. President of the psychoanalytic department of the University of Vincennes.

1980 – dissolved the École Freudienne, and formed La Cause Freudienne. Expulsion of many previously close collaborators. Legal battles.

2) The Proposal of 9th October, 1967

In the first paragraph, Jacques Lacan advises you ‘Before reading it, I underline that it has to be heard against the background of a reading, to be done or re-done, of my article (p384-411 of my Écrits)’:

‘The Situation of Psychoanalysis and the Training of Psychoanalysts in 1956’ p384-411 in Écrits: The first complete edition in English, translated by Bruce Fink, W. W. Norton & Co., 2006

In French:

‘Situation de la psychanalyse et formation du psychanalyste en 1956’: Écrits p 459-486 of the French edition.

3)  Publication of ‘The Proposal of 9 October 1967
 on the psychoanalyst of the School’ in English:

a)  Translated by Cormac Gallagher: published at www.lacaninireland.com : and available here.

b)  Translated by Russell Grigg as ‘Proposition of 9th October 1967 on the Psychoanalyst of the School’ : published at: Analysis Number Six, 1995 and at the web-site of the London Society of the New Lacanian School: available here.

c) see Richard G. Klein’s website, www.Freud2Lacan.com,

This first version of the proposition of 9 October 1967 on the psychoanalyst of the school appeared in Ornicar? Analytica volume 8 – 1978. It was presented there as being indeed the one that was delivered by Lacan on 9 October 1967. It contains 4845 words, whereas the so‐called second version, published in Scilicet [no.1. 1968, pp.14‐30] contains 5059 words

This is the first version from Ornicar?, which is published in Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan, see here : Translator unknown, available here

This is the Scilicet version which is not published in Écrits : Translator Russell Grigg, as above, available here

Commentary :

The Analyst’s Impossible Identification : September 2017 : Miquel Bassols : published in Howard Rouse’s translation in Sciobh Issue 5 , December 2018 (Online Journal of the Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation) : See here

Notice:

7th December 2018 : To request a copy of any text whose weblink does not work, contact Julia Evans: je.lacanian@icloud.com : For fuller details, see Notice : Availability of texts from LacanianWorks by Julia Evans or here

 

Julia Evans 

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Earl’s Court, London

 

Further posts:

Groups & cartels : here

Some Lacanian history : here

Lacanian Transmission : here

Topology and the Lacanian clinic : here

Of the clinic : here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud : here

Or by Jacques Lacan : here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

A number of the references commented on by Jacques Lacan are available at Seminar VI: Desire and its interpretation: 1958-1959 : from 12th November 1958 : Jacques Lacanor here

‘Posts for the “A. Reading Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis”’ category : here  

& at Seminar VII: The ethics of psychoanalysis: 1959-1960: Jacques Lacan or here

& at Seminar X: The Anxiety (or Dread): 1962-1963: begins 14th November 1962: Jacques Lacan: Text in English & References or here

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here