Lacan Circle Seminar … or Worse

Presented by Russell Grigg





Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XIX
… or Worse


A critical study

Presented by Russell Grigg


This seminar has concluded, and regular registrations have closed


You may register below for the Post-Seminar Package comprising eleven Zoom recordings and the course materials


Russell will present ‘The Real Lacan’ in first semester 2022. The initial details are here


“There is no such thing as a sexual relation”, Lacan declared in Seminar XVII. In turning to the oddly-titled seminar of two years later, . . . or Worse, Seminar XIX (1971-1972), we confront the myriad consequences of this thesis, which Lacan explores from a variety of angles. His thesis and its consequences are the focus of this semester organised around three broad themes:


1. The sexual relation: its non-existence and the impossibility of jouissance

2. The One: that there is some One; the One-all-alone

3. The real: the real of the body and the ways in which the analytic discourse might, via language, touch something of the real


And, in passing, some philosophy approached with a light touch,
even if it is Plato’s Parmenides, Aristotle’s Metaphysics and Frege’s Begriffsschrift


Eleven sessions over eleven weeks during semester II, 2021


Russell Grigg PhD studied and lectured in the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII
He is a member of the Lacan Circle of Australia, the École de la Cause freudienne
the New Lacanian School, and the World Association of Psychoanalysis



We read from:

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan
Book XIX … or Worse
Edited by Jacques-Alain Miller
Translated by A. R. Price

Polity Press, 2018

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Art by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Adam and Eve, 1528


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