Seminar VI: Desire and its interpretation: 1958-1959 : from 12th November 1958 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on November 12, 1958

1)  Translated Cormac Gallagher

Published : www.LacaninIreland.com or here

Available : Desire and its interpretation  or here

2)  Translated by James Hulbert

Desire and the Interpretation of Desire in Hamlet (part of Seminar VI) : Jacques Lacan

Sessions of Wednesday 15th April 1959 (The object Ophelia) : available here,

Wednesday 22nd April 1959 (Desire & Mourning) : available here,

Wednesday 29th April 1959 (Phallophany) : available here,

Yale French Studies, No. 55/56, Literature and Psychoanalysis. The Question of Reading: Otherwise. (1977), pp. 11-52

Reprinted in Shoshana Felman (ed) (1982): Literature and Psychoanalysis – The Question of Reading. Otherwise : Baltmore MD and London : The John Hopkins University Press : p 11-52

This is a translation from Lacan’s Séminaire VI, Le désir et son interprétation. L’objet Orphélie – Le désir et le deuil – Phallophanie, texte établi par Jacques-Alain Miller : Ornicar? : 1983 : 26/27 : p7-44

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3)  In French:

Jacques Lacan

LE DÉSIR ET SON INTERPRÉTATION

Le Séminaire livre VI

Texte établi par Jacques-Alain Miller :

Published June 2013 : Éditions de La Martinière

Dates of sessions & availability of some of Jacques Lacan’s references (a work-in-progress!):

1) 12th November 1958

Notes

The Other without Other : Sunday 19th May 2013: in Athens : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

Notes on p19-27 of Seminar VII: 25th November 1959: Reading Group of 27th October or here (Dream of ‘dead father’ & ‘strawberries’)

2) 19th November 1958

Notes

Notes on p19-27 of Seminar VII: 25th November 1959: Reading Group of 27th October or here

References

(p19-20) The Psycho-analysis of Affects: 1939: Edward Glover or here

(p19-20) As the articles are not specified, this one may be indicated: ) Sublimation, substitution and social anxiety : July 1931 : Edward Glover or here

(p19-20) The relation of perversion-formation to the development of reality-sense : 1933 : Edward Glover or here

3)  26th November 1958

(p32) The Psycho-analysis of Affects: 1939: Edward Glover or here

4)  3rd December 1958

(p40)  The Psycho-analysis of Affects: 1939: Edward Glover or here

3)  26th November 1958

The Psycho-analysis of Affects: 1939: Edward Glover or here

4)  3rd December 1958

The Psycho-analysis of Affects: 1939: Edward Glover or here

Dream: Child aged 10 months dream of strawberries: 31st October 1897 : Sigmund Freud or here

The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud  or here

5) 10th December 1958

6) 17th December 1958

7) 7th January 1959

References:

P79 : The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud  or here

P79 : Two Principles of Mental Functioning : 1911 : Sigmund Freud

p79 : Dream of Dead Father : The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud or here

p84 : Question : to where in Jones is Lacan referring in the following passage? :

(i) Seminar VI : 7th January 1959 : It is the degree that something is expressed here that is the most essential point in which the being of the subject attempts to affirm itself. And this is all the more important to consider because it is precisely there, at this very locus that there should be produced what we so easily call the completed object, genital maturation; in other words everything that will constitute, as Mr. Jones biblically expresses it somewhere, the relationships of man and woman, will find itself, because man is a speaking subject, marked by the structural difficulties which are those expressed in the relationship of the $ with the a.

JE suspects it is the following passage:

(which is answered by Womanliness as a masquerade : 1929 : Joan Rivière or here & Guiding Remarks for a Congress on Feminine Sexuality : 1958 [Presented in Amsterdam, 5th September 1960] : Jacques Lacan or here)

(ii) The Early Development of Female Sexuality : 1927 : Ernest Jones : Available here

p462: The last consideration mentioned provides the biological reason for the most important psychological differences in the behaviour and attitude of the sexes. It leads directly to a greater dependence (as distinct from desire) of the female on the willingness and moral approbation of the partner than we usually find with the male, where the corresponding sensitiveness occurs in respect of another, authoritative male. Hence, among other things, the more characteristic reproaches and need for reassurance on the woman’s part. Among the important social consequences the following may be mentioned. It is well known that the morality of the world is essentially a male creation and – what is much more curious – that the moral ideals of women are mainly copied from those of men.

(iii) I think the following may be the biblical passages to which Jacques Lacan refers:

Quote from : https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Wife-Submit-To-Your-Husband/

1 Peter 3:1-22 – Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;    (Read More…)

Ephesians 5:22-24 – Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.    (Read More…)

Colossians 3:18 – Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

1 Peter 3:7 – Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

1 Peter 3:5 – For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

1 Timothy 2:12 – But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Ephesians 5:33 – Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.

Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 3:1-7 – Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;    (Read More…)

Commentary:

p78 : The Seventh Chapter of Seminar VI : 26th April 2014 : Francisco-Hugo Freda or here

8) 14th January 1959

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

9) 21st January 1959

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

10) 28th January 1959

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

p159 : Womanliness as a masquerade : 1929 : Joan Rivière  or here

Please note : for other references to ‘phallic woman’, p88, p125, p135, p150, p153, of Cormac Gallagher’s translation.

11) 4th February 1959

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

12)  11th February 1959

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

(p151) The importance of symbol-formation in the development of the ego : 1930 : Melanie Klein or here

13)  4th March 1959

References

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

Notes

The start of the analysis of Hamlet : Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

14)  11th March 1959

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

15) 18th March 1959

16) 8th April 1959

Commentaries

P206 : The Seventh Chapter of Seminar VI : 26th April 2014 : Francisco-Hugo Freda or here

Tracking the use of ‘logos’ in Seminar VI and Seminar VII by Julia Evans on November 30, 2013 or here

p206: What Cannot Be Said: Desire, Fantasy, Real : 11th September 2013 : Dominique Holvoet or here

p206: The Other without Other : Sunday 19th May 2013: in Athens : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

17) 15th April 1959

Bruno de Florence notes, in a message of 19th August 2013, that there is a missing word on p223 of this session.  The missing word is in capitals and bold, as follows:

‘Perhaps I was forcing things a little in order to interest you, in order to show you the way these things link up with elective experiences of our clinical work. We will no doubt come back to it. You can however be sure that it is impossible in any case, without this reference to this pathological schema, to this drama, to properly situate what was put forward for the first time by Freud at the analytic level under the name of UNHEIMLICH .It is not linked, as some have thought, to all sorts of eruptions from the unconscious. It is linked to this sort of disequilibrium which is produced in the phantasy, and in so far as the phantasy, breaking through the limits which are first of all assigned to it, is decomposed and comes to rediscover that by which it rejoins the image of the other. In fact this is only a hint.’

Notes

Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

The Other without Other : Sunday 19th May 2013: in Athens : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

18) 22nd April 1959

p235 :  Tracking the use of ‘logos’ in Seminar VI and Seminar VII by Julia Evans on November 30, 2013 or here

19) 29th April 1959

p245 :  Tracking the use of ‘logos’ in Seminar VI and Seminar VII by Julia Evans on November 30, 2013 or here

20) 13th May 1959

References

(p249) : The Freudian Thing, or the meaning of the return to Freud in psychoanalysis : (Vienna) : 7th November 1955 : Jacques Lacan : p114 of Alan Sheridan’s translation of Écrits, a selection : Availability given Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

(p251) The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud  or here

(p252, p253) The relation of perversion-formation to the development of reality-sense : 1933 : Edward Glover or here

(p258, 20) The Femininity-Complex in Men : 12th November, 1929 : published 1930 : Felix Boehm or here

Commentaries

Tracking the use of ‘logos’ in Seminar VI and Seminar VII by Julia Evans on November 30, 2013 or here

Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

21) 20th May 1959

p265 : Tracking the use of ‘logos’ in Seminar VI and Seminar VII by Julia Evans on November 30, 2013 or here

p264 & p268 : Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

p268 :  Letter of 24th January 1895 and Draft H, Paranoia (The Emma Eckstein episode) : 24th January 1895 : Sigmund Freud or here

22)  27th May 1959

p278 : Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

p279: What Cannot Be Said: Desire, Fantasy, Real : 11th September 2013 : Dominique Holvoet or here

23) 3rd June 1959

Notes

p292 : Seminar VI : 3rd June 1959 : Ernest Jones & the term castration complex by Julia Evans on April 16, 2014 or here

p292 Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

Reference

p292 The Phallic Phase : given in Wiesbaden on 4th September 1932 [1933] : Ernest Jones : Information & availability here

24) 10th June 1959

Commentary

Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

Reference

Analysis of a single dream : 1937 : Ella Sharpe or here

About p301 (reference implied in Royaumant) : Letter of 24th January 1895 and Draft H, Paranoia (The Emma Eckstein episode) : 24th January 1895 : Sigmund Freud or here

25) 17th June 1959

( p312, p313, p314, p315) The relation of perversion-formation to the development of reality-sense : 1933 : Edward Glover or here

p313 On the Etiology of Drug-addiction : July 1932 : Edward Glover or here

p313 The importance of symbol-formation in the development of the ego : 1930 : Melanie Klein or here

26) 24th June 1959

27) 1st July 1959

Notes

p344-345 : Moments of Crisis : 10th May 2014 (Ghent) : Gil Caroz or here

Jacques Lacan comments Dream ‘fresh brains’ in Seminars I, III, VI & X and Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis : 26th & 27th September 1953 & Direction of the Treatment : 10th to 13th July 1958 or here

p342 & 346 : What Cannot Be Said: Desire, Fantasy, Real : 11th September 2013 : Dominique Holvoet or here

p344 Jacques Lacan comments Dream ‘fresh brains’ in Seminars I, III, VI & X and Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis : 26th & 27th September 1953 & Direction of the Treatment : 10th to 13th July 1958 or here

p345 to 346 : Presentation of Jacques Lacan’s Seminar VI (2nd part) : 26th May 2013 : Jacques-Alain Miller or here

p344 & p345-346 : Tracking the use of ‘logos’ in Seminar VI and Seminar VII by Julia Evans on November 30, 2013 or here

References

Ego psychology and interpretation in psychoanalytic therapies (Case ‘fresh brains’) : December 1948 (New York) [1951] : Ernst Kris or here

Intellectual Inhibition & Disturbances in Eating (Dream ‘fresh brains’) : September 1933 [Published1938] : Melitta Schmideberg or here

( p343, p344) The relation of perversion-formation to the development of reality-sense : 1933 : Edward Glover or here

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