Since Lacan: Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne: Volume 25

Editor : Linda Clifton

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Since Lacan: Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne: Volume 25

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : December 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 288
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 36032
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782202028
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Since Lacan is the latest volume of the Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne, School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis, founded in 1977. As such it is comprised of original papers by analysts and members of the School and other invited international contributors.

Three and a half decades after the death of Lacan the papers in Since Lacan can be read as a response to the question as to what difference Lacan’s teaching has made in the field of psychoanalysis. A critique is provided of the ‘mis’-directions taken in the past thirty years. It takes further Lacan’s own recognition of being ‘traumatised by misunderstanding’ which he tired of ‘dissolving’. These papers, while marked by their origin in Lacanian discourse, take up the opening offered by the fact that Lacanian discourse is neither closed nor complete. They demonstrate the possibility of moving from the origin to originality in an antipodean place and a time far removed from any imaginary Lacanian centre.

Contributors: Madeline Andrews, Linda Clifton, Michael Currie, Helen Dell, Alicia Evans, Sarah Jones Ferguson, Guy Le Gaufey, Peter Gunn, Jon Kettle, Rodney Kleiman, Malcolm Morgan, Tine Nørregaard, David Pereira, Michael Gerard Plastow, Megan Williams, and Oscar Zentner.

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Since Lacan, the transmission of psychoanalysis can consist neither of repeating the sayings of the great masters, nor of reinventing “psychoanalysis” as if it had never previously existed, nor of importing a given psychoanalysis into a new country or new problematics. All the papers of this book begin from a particular enigma of Lacanian discourse: a father who is a fiction; a clinic without any space to receive the patient, a speech reduced to an inaudible mumble; a visual art without any light. There are no solutions to these riddles, just a mapping to find one’s way. The reader will be knotted in this reinvention of psychoanalysis.’
- Dr Christian Fierens, psychoanalyst, member of Questionnement Psychanalytique, Association Freudienne de Belgique, and Association Lacanienne Internationale

About the Editor(s)

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

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