Lacan Circle Reading Group: The Object Relation

Jacques Lacan's Seminar IV


Lacan Circle Reading Group

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book IV

The Object Relation


Convened by Eugénie Austin


“Freud tells us that in the world of objects there is one that has an utterly and paradoxically decisive function, namely the phallus.


Open to anyone with an interest
Join us for one session or every session or occasional sessions
No prior knowledge is assumed
We read page-by-page, and slowly


We meet on Wednesday evenings
7:00pm – 8:30pm Melbourne time AEST (UTC+10)


We read from the just translated and published Polity Press edition:
The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book IV
The Object Relation 1956 – 1957
Edited by Jacques-Alain Miller

Translated by A. R. Price


It is available from the usual sellers, including:

Wiley here
Booktopia here
The Book Depository here
Blackwell’s here
Amazon here
and Readings bookshop in Carlton



Note: You may be interested in our current Lacan Circle Seminar on Perversion, which draws extensively on Seminar IV

Contact Eugénie Austin with any queries

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Lacan Circle Reading Group: The Object Relation



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Art by Francisco Goya, Saturn Devouring His Son


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