The Lacanian Orientation of
A study of crucial moments in Lacan’s teaching through the works of
This seminar has now concluded.
Information about seminars for Semester 1 2021
will be announced soon.
Lacan prefaces Television (1974) with this inscription to Jacques-Alain Miller,
“He who interrogates me knows how to read me.”
Miller’s “interrogation” of Lacan has continued for over 50 years and has built up a collection of commentaries, readings, scandings and observations that he himself called the Lacanian orientation. Jean-Claude Milner has said that “what Miller says about Lacan, matters to Lacan”, while Slavoj Žižek describes Miller as “the only absolute pedagogical genius” he has ever encountered.
Convened and presented by Russell Grigg
All seminars are broadcast live via Zoom,
and downloadable recordings are distributed to enrolled students.
Held on 12 Saturdays during 2020 as follows:
10:00am – 11:45am
AEST: UTC+10 till 3 October
AEDT: UTC+11 from 10 October
On 28 November 2020 a feedback session will be held at 10:00am AEDT.
This is an opportunity for students who have attended the seminars
to go over their experience and give notes on any points for improvement
in future LCA seminars.
“The Lacanian orientation” is the title Miller gave his course at the University of Paris that ran from 1981 to 2011. It is in equal part modest and ambitious. Modest, because Miller set himself the task of transmitting Lacan’s teaching through a tireless reading and rereading of his work. Ambitious, because in the process of returning again and again to Lacan’s teaching he relentlessly pursues something unprecedented in the movement of
Lacan’s constantly changing teaching.
Miller, former student in philosophy of Althusser, Barthes, Derrida, Foucault and Canguilhem, began to practise psychoanalysis in 1981 after Lacan’s death. He is the editor of Lacan’s seminars and of many of his writings, former head of the Department of Psychoanalysis at Paris VIII and the founder of the
World Association of Psychoanalysis.
Russell Grigg PhD studied and lectured in the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII and is a member of the École de la Cause freudienne, the New Lacanian School, the World Association of Psychoanalysis and the Lacan Circle of Australia.
A large number of Miller’s publications exist in English translation and many of these are available on the Internet, which makes it possible for a library of his work
to be compiled for the semester’s study.
Enrolled students received specific details of the seminar,
including week-by-week topics, and readings posted to Google Drive.
Seminars were broadcast live via Zoom Video Conferencing,
with recordings available for enrolled students to view or download.
The Lacan Circle of Australia convene two seminars per semester.
The seminars are complimentary, but may be taken separately.
Click here for details of
The Analytic Act in Lacanian Psychoanalysis
This event will be audio and video recorded and live broadcast through Zoom.
When attending you agree to the collection and processing of your personal data,
and on the publication of the audio and video recordings and/or web streaming or stills.
Thank you for your interest in Lacan and the LCA.