Invention in the Real: Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne: Volume 24

Editor : Linda Clifton

Part of Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne series - more in this series

Invention in the Real: Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne: Volume 24

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : September 2012
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 304
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
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  • Catalogue No : 30118
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855758896
  • ISBN 10 : 185575889X
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The Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne, Volume 24 give testament to that quasi - suicidal risk taken by analysts and members of the school, in applying, not a technique, but the Freudian method to their clinical practice, to their seminars, to their writing and to the functioning of the School itself. In pursuing a practice that seeks to avoid the inertia spoken of by Lacan, the contributors to this volume take the risk of encountering the impasses of the clinic today and the incompleteness of Lacanian theory with invention. Being marked by the residue of the psychoanalytic clinic they continue to work their transference to that clinic and to the texts of Freud and Lacan. Included in this volume is a paper by Oscar Zentner, founder of the School as well as translations of papers and extracts from books by analysts from overseas - Jean Allouch, Erik Porge, Jean Berges, Gabriel Balbo and Gustavo Etkin

To conclude with just a few indications about the diverse content and style of these papers, the title of this volume, Invention in the Real, marks both a time in the history of the Freudian School of Melbourne and a direction with regard to its orientation to theory and practice. Central to this volume are papers written to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the foundation of the School. Also approaching three decades since the death of Lacan, this series of papers addresses The Lacanian Clinic Today and examine questions of Time and History in relation to psychoanalysis.

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'This collection of papers is a perfect demonstration of the Freudian School of Melbourne's vitality. It seeks to prove the idea that Lacan posited at the end of his life: the reinvention of psychoanalysis by someone who has dedicated his life to it (as the title of the first chapter by David Pereira makes explicit). Consequently, these papers provide the most decisive Freudian and Lacanian outcomes (clearly distinguished), which are applied in a practice that takes account of the historical and social sphere in which they evolve. The universality of the few theoretical statements makes sense if and only if these statements are confronted with subjective and cultural particularities. These particularities are felicitously present throughout the book, giving it a character that might be sought in vain in other publications.'
- Guy Le Gaufey, analyst in Paris, former member of the École Freudienne de Paris, co-founder of the first French Lacanian revue Littoral, and former director of the École Lacanienne de Psychanalyse

Jean Allouch, Madeline Andrews, Gabriel Balbo, Jean Bergès, Linda Clifton, Gustavo Etkin, Peter Gunn, Rodney Kleiman, Tine Norregaard Arroyo, David Pereira, Michael Plastow, Christiane Weller, Oscar Zentner

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Linda Clifton is an analyst and former Director of the Freudian school of Melbourne

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