A cartel is a small study and research group of 3 to 5 members

As Lacan observed in his adjunct to The Founding Act, ‘The worst objection that can be made to Societies in their existing form is the drying up of work, manifest even in the quality, that they cause among the best of people. The success of the School will be measured by the production of work that is acceptable in its proper setting.’ A cartel is a small study and research group of 3 to 5 members who elect to work together and choose a ‘plus one’ to lead and animate the life of the cartel, with an aim to produce a material output of high quality. The Lacan Circle encourages publication of people’s work in several ways: its journal Psychoanalysis Lacan; the publications of the New Lacanian School, such as The Lacanian Review; presentations at study days, and so on. Cartels are intended to facilitate research and study in the Freudian Field; they are registered with the NLS via the LCA.

Contributions by cartels or their members to the newsletter of the NLS cartels, Newsletter 4+one, are welcome. For enquiries contact Frank Rollier,



The clinical setting

Plus-one Russell Grigg
24 Dalgleish St., Flemington, VIC 3031
+61 421 030 699 Formations of the unconscious in the clinical setting
Member Barbara Milech
122 Heytesbury Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008
+61 407 623 004 Anxiety and the sinthome
Member Mia Lalanne
122 Heytesbury Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008
+61 8 9266 7084 Interpretation and the cut in relation to the unconscious
Member Suzanne Smith
122 Heytesbury Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008
+61 407 623 004 Love in the transference



Anxiety and the sinthome

Plus-one Russell Grigg
24 Dalgleish St., Flemington, VIC 3031
+61 421 030 699 Melancholic object
Member David Ferraro
PO Box 57, Niddrie, VIC 3042
+61 412 272 777 Effects of capitalist discourse in the clinic
Member Grace Tarpey
13/67 Ragland Rd., Mt Lawley, WA 6050
+61 439 694 192 Jouissance
Member David Westcombe
134 Carruthers St., Curtin, ACT 2605
+61 412 372 034 Object a



Formation of an analyst

Plus-one Kate Briggs
3 Koala Crt., Somers, VIC 3927
+61 408 444 206
katebriggs678@gmail.comThis cartel addresses the formation of an analyst by exploring concepts of the unconscious, the drive, jouissance, the symptom and transference, how these are illustrated in testimonies of the pass and considered in the training requirements of different schools and institutions, so as begin the task of defining our own.
Member Lucas Marvel
66 Oogar St., Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572
+61 488 556 693
lucasjohnmarvel@hotmail.comThrough the exploration of psychoanalytic concepts that reflect on the limit of symbolisation, I intend to produce a reflection on the experience of this limit testified in literary texts.
Member Joanna Shemansky
2/68 Cornwall St., Brunswick West, VIC 3055
+61 428 874 665
joanna.shemansky@gmail.comIt is impossible to separate the concept of unconscious from the presence of the analyst. In some way, the presence of the analyst is in itself a manifestation of the unconscious. The split that occurs in a subject in relation to the encounter constitutes the characteristic dimension of analytic discovery and experience. In this cartel, I would like to work towards my testimony of a pass that would convey that movement from the subject that bares the effects of this encounter to the subject that constitutes the cause of the split herself.
Member Elizabeth Newman
222 Park St., North Fitzroy, VIC 3068
+61 401431570
dividedsubject@yahoo.comIf neurotic desire is supported by the drive and the fantasy, what happens to an analysand’s desire at the end of an analysis? Can we speak of a new desire unsupported by drive and fantasy? Is this the same as the analyst’s desire: a desire for absolute difference? 

Louis Magee
26 Anderson Parade, Corinella, VIC 3984
+61 403726346

Why does an analysand desire to become an analyst….? Hence the question why the formation and what that ‘means’….