Lacan Circle Winter Webinar

Bodily Cuts Rims and Scraps



Four Saturdays during June
Free and open to all
Presented by Serena Smith
In person in Melbourne or via Zoom


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 will explore Lacan’s topological models in Seminar IX: the torus, cross-cap and Klein bottle, and show how these models pave the way for Lacan’s object a and the operation of a field beyond the imaginary and symbolic. The discussion will be supported by clinical examples.


Presented over four weeks during winter 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm AEST (UTC + 10)

Saturday 5 June
Saturday 12 June
Saturday 19 June
Saturday 26 June

Participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in Freud, Lacan, or contemporary psychoanalysis. The sessions are live screened via Zoom and available as recordings to enrolled participants.



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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