Meeting of the Reading Seminar VII group on Saturday 20th April, 2013

by Julia Evans on March 24, 2013

You are welcome to join in – just come along.

1)  Stop press:


We start reading at ‘Since time is going on, I will quickly skip forward….’ : Session of 23rd December 1959: p82 of the Tavistock/Routledge edition: 5th paragraph


2)  Meeting dates for the 2013 Summer Term are:


Saturday 20th April 2013

Saturday 4th May 2013

Saturday 1st June 2013

Saturday 29th June 2013

Saturday 13th July 2013


Location: Room 102, First Floor, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU


Timing: From 10.30am until 12.30


Availability of the text:


The 1992 translation by Dennis Porter will be used.

Published as ‘The Ethics of Psychoanalysis’: 1959-1960: The seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book VII by Tavistock/Routledge, 1992.


If you would like to join us, please contact Julia Evans at: or Bruno de Florence:


3) General information:


What does analysis allow us to formulate concerning the origin of morality?


The Reading Group

The idea for the Lacan Reading Group stems from an initial collaboration between Richard Dumbrill (Iconea Director),  Julia Evans (Lacanian Analyst and a member of the EuroFederation of Psychoanalysis), and Bruno de Florence (musicologist and Iconea Fellow).  We are grateful for the support given by both Iconea ( and the Institute of Musical Research (


Aim and process for reading Seminar VII: Ethics

The English translation of Jacques Lacan’s text will be read by the group during sessions. Group members will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion of ideas, the examination of the context and Jacques Lacan’s references, and invitations will be extended to them and others, with intersecting interests (such as linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, topology, semiotics, Semitic languages, etc…) to join us in discussions. It is hoped that a body of notes will emerge.