New Lacan Circle Reading Group

Desire and Its Interpretation





The New Lacan Circle Reading Group


Jacques Lacan, Seminar VI

Desire and Its Interpretation


Convened by Eugénie Austin


“Desire is the central, pivotal point of the entire economy we deal with in analysis.”
Jacques Lacan, Seminar VI, Desire and Its Interpretation


Commencing on Wednesday 13 March 2024
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, and the file is available for viewing for one week
Register below for the Zoom link to join us whenever you wish
7:00pm – 8:30pm Melbourne time, AEDT, UTC + 11
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The themes of this Seminar include:


Desire in Dreams
The Object of Desire
The Dream about the Dead Father
Desire’s Phallic Mediation
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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