Lacan Circle Cartels Information

The Lacan Circle is an associate group of the New Lacanian School

 

 

 

In 1964 Jacques Lacan invented a particular form of working group

 

He named it a cartel

 

 

A cartel is a small group of three to five members, ‘cartelisands’, who elect to study and research together. They choose a ‘plus-one’ to lead and animate the life of the cartel, facilitate a productive group dynamic, and maintain a distance between knowledge and truth.

 

Each cartelisand chooses a question or a theme of work: the reading of a seminar, the investigation of a concept, the elaboration of a case, the connection between psychoanalysis and another field, etcetera. To each person’s own investigation a common theme is added that becomes the title of the cartel.

 

Cartel meetings are arranged in a rhythm and format that is decided between the cartel members.

 

“The success of the School will be measured by the production of work that is acceptable in its proper setting.”
Jacques Lacan The Founding Act
 1964

 

The work carried out does not lead to a collective product or to a knowledge taken from the group. It is rather a matter for each one, according to the moment of his relation to psychoanalysis, to submit what could be noted of what was being able to be modified in his relation to analytic knowledge.

 

Lacan Circle encourage high quality cartel output:

 

Through participation in our mid-year and end-of-year Cartel Presentation Days and other events

Through publication in the Lacan Circle journal PsychoanalysisLacan

Through publication in the NLS cartel Newsletter 4 + one quartreplusone

 

 

A cartel may not last longer than one or two years; each one must conclude so that new knowledge can appear.

 

Anyone with an interest in Lacanian Psychoanalysis may participate in cartel work. There are no fees, and no prerequisites other than desire. You may invite colleagues to form a new cartel, or you may register your interest here, and we can help you find others to work with.

 

 

Lacan Circle Cartels - Registration of Interest

  • If so, please provide their names, and please ask them to ALSO register their interest, including YOUR name.

 

Current Lacan Circle Cartels

 

Civilisation and Its Discontents

Plus-one
Jonathan Redmond
drjdredmond@gmail.com  Waste
Member
Laurent Shervington
laurent.shervington@research.uwa.edu.au Psychoanalysis and religion
Member
Tony Hughes-D’Aeth
tony.hda@uwa.edu.au Empty speech / Full speech
Member
 Nick Buckley
nick.buckley@gmail.com Compulsion to repeat and the death drive
Member
James Diamantopoulos
jdiamantpsych@outlook.com  Surveying the categories of the super-ego

 

Towards Madness

Plus-one
Janet Haney
janetrhaney@gmail.com
London, United Kingdom
 Foreclosure or repression
Member
Eugénie Austin
eugenie@eugenie.com.au
Melbourne, Australia
The madness of the pass
Member
Francine Danniau
francine.danniau@skynet.be
Ghent, Belbium
The non-existence of the Other
Member
Sanem Güvenç
sanem.gvnc@gmail.com
Vancouver, Canada
“… all is but a dream”
Member
Amal Whabi
amal.wahbi.psy@gmail.com
Montreal, Canada
Generalised foreclosure

Seminar 1

Plus-one
Russell Grigg
ragrigg@gmail.com
Melbourne, Australia
Freud’s Papers on Technique, 1953 – 1954
Member
Ellen Smith
ellenmargaretsmith@gmail.com
Melbourne, Australia
Freud’s Papers on Technique, 1953 – 1954
Member
Cara Brough
cara.brough@gmail.com
Melbourne, Australia
Freud’s Papers on Technique, 1953 – 1954
Member
Ben Hjorth
ben.hjorth@gmail.com
Melbourne, Australia
Freud’s Papers on Technique, 1953 – 1954
Member
Julia McInerney
info@juliamcinerney.com
Melbourne, Australia
Freud’s Papers on Technique, 1953 – 1954
Member
Mia Lalanne
mialalanne@bigpond.com
Perth, Australia
Freud’s Papers on Technique, 1953 – 1954

Jouissance

Plus-one
Véronique Voruz
contact@lacancircle.com.au  
Member
Ali Ravenscroft
ravenscroft@psychoanalysis.melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
Locating jouissance
Member
Hanieh Moradi
moradi.hanieh@yahoo.com
Melbourne, Australia
The Other, jouissance and desire
Member
Casey Anderson
caseyandersonlp@gmail.com
Melbourne, Australia
Jouissance in the clinic
Member
Milanda Matthews
matthewsmilanda@yahoo.com.au
Melbourne, Australia
Economics of jouissance and the Other

The Sexuation Situation

Plus-one
Eugénie Austin
eugenie@eugenie.com.au
Melbourne, Australia
Sexuation – Terminable or Interminable?
Member
Alicia Barrena
cabarrena24@gmail.com
New York, USA
Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Metaphysics or Ontology?
Member
Claire Baxter
clairejbaxter@gmail.com
Melbourne, Australia
Antigone: Upstairs or Downstairs?
Member
S Brahnam
sbrahnam@missouristate.edu
Missouri, USA
What if there is no Other? Do Lacan’s formulas of sexuation apply to the psychic shifts taking place in the 21st century?

Lacan’s Four Discourses

Plus-one
Angus Craig
angus.craig@middlemore.co.nz The Four Discourses in the Function of Psychoanalytic Institutions: Is there a Borromean solution?
Member
Abdul Salam
salampsycho@gmail.com Lacan’s Four Discourses
Member
Stu Hatton
stu.j.hatton@gmail.com The Four Discourses and Developmental Diagnoses (PDA)
Member
Thomas Capogreco
thomas.capogreco@gmail.com The Potential for the Discursive Role of Musical Rituals in Educational Settings
Member
Jake Muir
jakecmuir@gmail.com The Four Discourses and the Ethics of Education: Student Agency, Institutional Power, and the University Discourse

 


 

Lacan Circle of Australia Cartel Presentation Days are held twice each year. Our end-of-year event was held on 4 November 2023 and you may request the recording here. Our mid-year event was held in June 2023 and you may request the recording here.

Lacan Circle Cartels are intended to facilitate research and study in the Freudian Field, and are registered with the NLS. To enquire about NLS cartel activity please contact the NLS Cartel Delegate Marina Frangiadaki.

4 + one quartreplusone is the journal of NLS cartels. It is published regularly and the new edition, December 2023, is here

 

Contact the Lacan Circle Cartel Organiser Ellen Smith here
Visit our Cartel Presentation Days here
Return to our Home Page here