Case Studies: An Introduction

Lacan Circle Seminar





Case Studies: An Introduction


Presented by Alison Ravenscroft


Since Freud, the case study has been pivotal in the transmission of psychoanalysis. In this seminar we will read a range of case studies, drawing firstly on classic instances from Freud and Lacan. Then we will turn to considerations of two quite different moments of psychoanalytic transmission via the study of a case: these are testimonies of the pass; and the presentation of a case made by an analyst to their supervisor. How is the “case” represented in these different moments of transmission? How is the case made, how is it written and read? How is the case spoken and heard? What is present of the body in this re-presentation? That is, what is transmitted in the case study?


This nine seminar series will be available in-person only
at the Kathleen Syme Centre in Carlton, Melbourne
on the last Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
The sessions will not be recorded


Tuesday 26 March
Tuesday 30 April
Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 25 June
Tuesday 30 July
Tuesday 27 August
Tuesday 24 September
Tuesday 29 October
Tuesday 26 November


Alison Ravenscroft PhD is a member of the Lacan Circle of Australia and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Melbourne


Recommended readings will be made available to participants
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