Lacan Circle Reading Group

Desire and Its Interpretation





The Lacan Circle Reading Group


Jacques Lacan, Seminar VI

Desire and Its Interpretation


Convened by Eugénie Austin
Weekly on Wednesdays


“What do we do when we communicate a dream, whether it be in or outside of analysis?”
Jacques Lacan, page 135, Seminar VI, Desire and Its Interpretation


LCA reading groups are casual, continuous, and open to all
No prior knowledge is assumed and we read out-loud and line-by-line
We record each session. The file will appear on this page and remain viewable for one week
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Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm Melbourne time
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The recording of our most recent session is here
The little cough as a message
Wednesday 17 July, pp 142 – 150

The recording of our first session is
Introduction to the Seminar and its themes
Wednesday 13 March, pp 4 – 6


The themes of Seminar VI include:


Desire in Dreams
The Object of Desire
The Dream about the Dead Father
Desire’s Phallic Mediation
The Child is Being Beaten Fantasy
Shakespeare’s Hamlet
The Mother’s Desire
The Graph of Desire
Mourning and Desire
There is no Other of the Other
The Fundamental Fantasy
Perverse Fantasies
The Dialectic of Desire in Neurosis
Towards Sublimation


Our text is the English edition of Desire and Its Interpretation, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book VI, 1958 – 1959, edited by Jacques-Alain Miller, translated by Bruce Fink and published by Polity Press in 2019. It is available everywhere including from Readings here and Amazon here.



Contact the convenor Eugénie Austin with any queries

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Lacan Circle Reading Group: Desire



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