Lacan Circle Seminar

Two teaching seminars per semester

The Other Side
of Psychoanalysis


A critical study of Lacan’s Seminar XVII

 

Please note: this seminar has now commenced. Late enrolments are welcome.
Registrants will receive Zoom recordings of the weeks they have missed.

From this Saturday 6 March we can meet in-person at the Kathleen Syme Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton. Join us there if you can, or by Zoom if you can’t.

 

 

 

Jacques Lacan delivered his
Seminar XVII, The Other Side of Psychoanalysis
during the still turbulent aftermath of May ’68.

 

We will examine Lacan’s theory of the four discourses
and the relationship between knowledge, truth and jouissance;
explore the hysteric’s relation to the master; study Lacan’s critique of the Oedipus complex;
consider the thesis that truth is impotent but the impossible powerful;
and, last but not least, ask why Lacan thinks he shames his audience.

 

Convened and presented by Russell Grigg

Held over 10 weeks during first semester 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm AEDT UTC+11

 

Saturday 20th February
Saturday 27th February
Saturday 6th March
Saturday 13th March
Saturday 20th March
Saturday 27th March
No seminar – Saturday 3rd April – Easter
Saturday 10th April
Saturday 17th April
Saturday 24th April
Saturday 1st May

 

Seminars can be attended in person at Kathleen Syme Centre, Faraday Street, Carlton, Victoria.
They are also broadcast live via Zoom Video Conferencing.
Links to the recordings will be sent to all enrolled students at the conclusion of each seminar.

 

 

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 Ecole de la Cause freudienne,
the New Lacanian School, and the World Association of Psychoanalysis.

 

 

We will be reading from:

The Seminar of Jacques Lacan
Book XVII
The Other Side of Psychoanalysis
Translated by Russell Grigg
W.W. Norton & Company
2007

It is available from the usual sellers, including:

The Book Depository
Booktopia
Kogan

We will also reference:

Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis
Reflections on Seminar XVII
Justin Clemens and Russell Grigg, editors
Duke University Press
2006

 

The relationship between the clinical and the theoretical has the structure of a Möebius strip;
they are the front and back of a one-sided object.
The theoretical turns out to be clinical; the clinical reveals itself to be theoretical.
This Seminar is everywhere proof of this.

 

 

The Lacan Circle of Australia convene two major seminars per semester, toward psychoanalytic training in the Lacanian orientation, though our activities are simultaneously open to anyone with an interest in Freud, Lacan, contemporary psychoanalysis or themselves.
Our second seminar this semester is:

Lacan Circle Introduction to Psychoanalysis: Freud
on Tuesday evenings, either in person in Fremantle, Western Australia, or via Zoom from anywhere.
Presented by Jonathan Redmond.
Full details here

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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This seminar series will be audio and video recorded and live broadcast through Zoom.
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and on the publication of the audio and video recordings and/or web streaming or stills.

Thank you for your interest in Lacan and the LCA

 

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