Lacan Circle Reading Group

Seminar IV: The Object Relation



Lacan Circle Reading Group

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book IV

The Object Relation


Convened by Eugénie Austin


“An examination of phobia and fetishism by the greatest psychoanalyst since Freud”
Polity Press


Open to anyone with an interest
Join us for one session or every session or occasional sessions
No prior knowledge is assumed
We will read page-by-page, and slowly
There may be digressions, diversions, discussions,
elaborations, interruptions, associations, symptoms and references.
There may be nothing at all but Lacan’s words.


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

Commencement date to be advised,
but likely to be July 2021


The Lacan Circle Reading Group is currently grappling with the final chapters of Seminar III, The Psychoses
We will take a one week break and then begin Seminar IV The Object Relation
Register now or watch our social media for start date information

We will read from the just released 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
Published in hardback in 2020


Purchase it from:

Wiley here
Booktopia here
The Book Depository here
Blackwell’s here
Amazon here



Contact the Lacan Circle here with any queries


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Lacan Circle Reading Group: The Object Relation



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Thank you for your interest in Jacques Lacan and the Lacan Circle
Art by Francisco Goya, Saturn Devouring His Son


The upcoming Lacan Circle Seminar on Perversion will focus on Seminar IV, The Object Relation
The details are here