Lacan Circle Winter Webinar

This webinar series is underway - late registration is possible



Four Webinars during the Australian Winter
Presented by Serena Smith
Free and open to all
Entirely via Zoom


Saturday 5 June – Introduction to the field
Saturday 12 June – Focus on the torus
(these two sessions have occurred – the recordings are available to registrants)
Saturday 19 June – Focus on the crosscap
Saturday 26 June – Revision of the object


10:00am – 12:00pm AEST (UTC + 10)



This year, more rigorously than ever, we are going to do topology, and it is necessary to do it because you cannot but do it at every instant, I mean, whether you are logicians or not, whether you know the meaning of the word topology or not.
Jacques Lacan, Seminar IX, Identification


The Lacan Circle 2021 Winter Webinar is exploring Lacan’s topological models in Seminar IX: the torus, cross-cap and Klein bottle, and showing how these models pave the way for Lacan’s object a and the operation of a field beyond the imaginary and symbolic. The discussions are supported by clinical examples.

Participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in Freud, Lacan, or contemporary psychoanalysis. Readings are available to all registrants via the Lacan Circle Google drive. The sessions are live screened via Zoom and links to the recordings and the slide presentations are added to the Google drive each week.



Serena Smith has been a student and practitioner of psychoanalysis for over 30 years, and she has taught in various programs of psychoanalytic studies across the last fifteen years. She has an active research interest in the Lacanian object, clinical work with children and adolescents and the practice of psychoanalysis in current times. Serena is a registered psychoanalyst with the ACP and an accredited mental-health social worker (AMHSW)


Contact us here with any queries, and register below to participate:





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Thank you for your interest in Lacan, psychoanalysis and the LCA


Artwork: Wire sculpture by David Oliveira


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