Lacan Circle Seminar

Jacques Lacan's Seminar XIX


Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XIX
… or Worse

A critical study


There is neither accord nor harmony between man and woman.
There’s no program, nothing has been predetermined:
Every move is a shot in the dark, which in modal logic is called contingency.
There’s no way out of it.
Why is it so inexorable, this is, so necessary?
It really has to be reckoned that this stems from an impossibility.
Hence the theorem:
“There is no sexual relation”

Jacques-Alain Miller about Lacan’s Seminar XIX


Some blurb goes here


Convened and presented by Russell Grigg
Ten weeks during second semester 2021
Commencing Saturday 21 August
10:00am – 12:00pm AEST UTC+10
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Saturday 21 August
Saturday 28 August
Saturday 4 September
Saturday 11 September
Saturday 18 September
Saturday 25 September
Saturday 2 October
Saturday 9 October
Saturday 16 October
Saturday 23 October


Seminars can be attended in person at Kathleen Syme Centre, Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria.
They are also broadcast live via Zoom Video Conferencing.
Recording links will be sent to enrolled students after each session.


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.



Pic choices, Russell:
This one is very snappy, as discussed, and has more pixels than any other I have of you – but is it a bit casual for the page?
I have many old Zoom stills, some are nice, but they are low res, and Zoom stills…
The current Zoom recordings have acres of red brick wall going on, and I refuse.
Do you have a high res pic of you that is landscape, has no one else in it, and could work here?


We will be reading from:

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

Polity Press

It is available from the usual sellers, including:

Abe Books



A bit more blurb and/or a quote goes here. Maybe;

“I ask you to refuse me my offering because this isn’t it”
“The right theory is the one that clears the very path along which the unconscious had been reduced to insisting”
“What is specific to jouissance is that, when there are two bodies, and even more so when there are more of them, one cannot tell which of them is enjoying”
“What we have to suspect of any reality is that it might be fantasmatic” or
“There is no second sex. From the moment language starts functioning, there is no second sex.”



For enquiries, further information about the seminars
or queries about payment, contact the convenor
Russell Grigg



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