The Ordinary Topology of Jacques Lacan: 1986: Jeanne Lafont

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1986

Author:  Jeanne Lafont

Title: The Ordinary Topology of Jacques Lacan

Translated by Jack W. Stone

Published by University of Missouri, M. I. T.: here

Available here  or Topology(zip file).

See below for alternative availability

Published in French:

La topologie ordinaire de Jacques Lacan: Jeanne Lafont: Point Hors Ligne, Paris: 1986.

Chapter headings & availability:

Index : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z

Chapter 1: Space, Structure : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z  or www.Freud2Lacan.com at  here

Chapter 2: The Moebius Strip : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z or www.Freud2Lacan.com at  here

Chapter 3: The Torus : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z or www.Freud2Lacan.com at here

Chapter 4: The Cross-Cap : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z or www.Freud2Lacan.com at here

Chapter 5: From the Specular to the Non-Specular : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z or www.Freud2Lacan.com at here

Chapter 6: From Surfaces to Knots : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z or www.Freud2Lacan.com at here

Chapter 7: The Borromean Knot : See www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors by date or authors a-z or www.Freud2Lacan.com at here

References to Sigmund Freud or Jacques Lacan:

The first line is the reference taken from Jeanne Lafont’s text. Then, links to its availability in English are given.

Jacques Lacan: Séminaire du 14 janvier 1975, published in ‘Ornicar’: n. 3. : Seminar XXII : 14th January 1975 : See Seminar XXII: R. S. I. : 1974-1975: from 19th November 1974 : Jacques Lacan  or here

Séminaire de Jacques Lacan du 17 dec. 1974, RSI, published in Ornicar n. 2. :   Seminar XXII : 17th December 1974 : See Seminar XXII: R. S. I. : 1974-1975: from 19th November 1974 : Jacques Lacan  or here

Séminaire du 9 mai 1962, Identification, unpublished. : Seminar IX: Identification: 1961-1962: begins November 15th 1961: Jacques Lacan or here : Session 9th May 1962:

Séminaire du 15 fev. 1967, La Logique du phantasme, unpublished. : Seminar XIV : 15th February 1967  : See  Seminar XIV: The logic of phantasy: 1966-1967: begins 16th November 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

Seminar XI: 5th February 1964: Of the network of signifiers: Chapter 4 of Alan Sheridan’s translation : See Seminar XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts: 1963-1964 : beginning 15th January 1964 : Jacques Lacan or here

The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis (Rome) : 26th September 1953 : Jacques Lacan or here : p30-113 of Alan Sheridan’s translation

Seminar IX: Identification: 1961-1962: begins November 15th 1961: Jacques Lacan or here : Session of 23rd May 1962.

Seminar IX : 6th June 1962 : Information here

L’Identification 6/27/62 : Seminar IX : 27th June 1962 : Information here

“On the Possible Treatment of Psychosis,” Écrits : Information On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis : 1955-1956 : two most important parts of Seminar III : Jacques Lacan  or here

Séminar XI, Quatre concepts fondamentaux de la psychanalyse (Lacan speaks from the place of the analyst in the transference,) : Probably: Seminar XI: 15th April 1964: Section heading: The transference and the drive: Chapter 10: Presence of the Analyst: translated by Alan Sheridan: Seminar XI: The Four Fundamental Concepts: 1963-1964 : beginning 15th January 1964 : Jacques Lacan or here

Ecrits of J. Lacan, D’une question préliminaire á tout traitement possible de la psychose, in Ecrits, Seuil, 1966 : On a question preliminary to any possible treatment of psychosis : 1955-1956 : two most important parts of Seminar III : Jacques Lacan  or here  : translated by Alan Sheridan

Jacques Lacan, L’Agressivité en psychanalyse, in Ecrits, Seuil, 1966. : Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis (Brussels): May 1948: translated by Alan Sheridan: 1977 : Écrits, a selection: op. cit. : Further information Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis : mid-May 1948 (Brussels) : Jacques Lacan or here &  Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

Ecrits of J. Lacan, D’une question préliminaire á tout traitement possible de la psychose, in Ecrits, Seuil, 1966. : translated by Alan Sheridan: Information here

Séminaire du 26 mars 1969, unpublished. D’un Autre à l’autre. : See Seminar XVI: From an Other to the other: 1968-1969: begins 13th November 1968: Jacques Lacan : Seminar XVI : 26th March 1969: translated by Cormac Gallagher: Availability here

Subversion du sujet et dialectic du desir. : ‘The Subversion of the subject and the Dialetic of Desire: 19th to 23rd September 1960: Jacques Lacan  or here  

Seminar of March 26, 1969, unpublished, D’un Autre á l’autre. Op. cit.

Seminar of May 16, 1962, unpublished, L’Identification. Op. cit. : May 16th 1962

10 Seminar of June 13, 1962, unpublished, L’Identification. : Op. cit.: June 13th 1962

RSI: Séminaire of September 17. Ornicar, #2 to 5, Le Seuil, 1974-75. : 0p. Cit. : may be 1st session of December 17th 1974 : Availability Seminar XXII: R. S. I. : 1974-1975: from 19th November 1974 : Jacques Lacan or here

L’Etourdit, in Scilicet 4, Le Seuil 1973. : L’Étourdit: 1972: Jacques Lacan  or here 

… first seminar of 1974, : Seminar XXII: R.S.I.: op. cit.: probably session of 17th December 1974

References to Sigmund Freud:

Freud brings to light in his study of “jokes” (les mots d’ esprit) and that of the repression analyzed in his “Studies on Hysteria.”

Sigmund Freud, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, translated by James Strachey (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1963), p. 59 (Translator’s note).

LW: Strachey, J. (1960). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume VIII (1905): Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, i-vi. The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-analysis, London. Or Penguin Freud Library: vol 6: Jokes and their relation to the unconscious: page reference may be the same. & published by www.Freud2Lacan.com : available here  

“Studies on Hysteria.”

Strachey, J. (1955). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume II (1893-1895): Studies on Hysteria, i-vi. The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis, London or Penguin Freud Library: vol 3: exact reference unknown. Also published at www.Freud2Lacan.com & available here and the following may help:

From  www.enotes.com and available here

Moreover, the term intentionality used by Freud in 1895 must be understood in a nuanced way. As Jean Laplanche and Jean-Bertrand Pontalis emphasized in The Language of Psycho-Analysis (1967; trans. 1974), the splitting of consciousness is only “introduced” by an intentional act. As a “second consciousness,” repressed contents elude the subject’s control and are governed by the laws proper to the primary processes. The specific processes of the unconscious thus mark the operation of repression. The repressed representation in itself constitutes what Freud described in Studies on Hysteria as an initial “nucleus and centre of crystallization” (p. 123) that can attract other unbearable representations, without any conscious intention having to intervene. From the outset, then, repression is conceived as a dynamic process involving the maintenance of a counter-cathexis; it is always capable of being stymied by unconscious desire that seeks to return to conscious awareness, which is what is meant by “return of the repressed” (“Repression,” [1915d], p. 154. Published by www.freud2Lacan.com : available here).

Further information:

Posts for the “Topology and the clinic” category : here

Posts for the “Dreams” category : Available here

Posts for the “Lacan Jacques” category : Available here

Notes on Lacanian works here

Posts for the “Freud Sigmund” category : Available here

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here

By Jeanne Lafont here  

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Lacanian Transmission here 

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Of the clinic  here 

Topology here    

By Sigmund Freud here 

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud  here 

By Jacques Lacan here 

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here 

Translation Working Group here 

Use of power here     

By Julia Evans here