Véronique Voruz in Conversation

Lacan Circle Special Event




Bodies Captured by Discourse

Véronique Voruz in Conversation


“Your know-how is with your symptom; it is not in the dimension of language”


Request the Zoom recording for this event, below


Véronique discussed her paper “Bodies Captured by Discourse”, published in Psychoanalytic Notebooks #36, Formation of the Analyst (available here) in which she addresses the question: “How do we work with the speaking bodies of the subject of our contemporary civilisation” by surveying the consecutive positions of Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and then Jacques-Alain Miller.


Voruz considers Freud’s “subjects of civilisation”, whose intense feelings of shame, guilt and remorse are at odds with their situation; Lacan’s four discourses as a formulation of “truth is dead”; and Jacques-Alain Miller’s development of the logic of the not-all. Is there a way to work with the limitlessness of a devastating jouissance which responds neither to the phallic signifier, nor to objet a?


Véronique Voruz is a member of the Ėcole de la Cause Freudienne (ECF), the New Lacanian School (NLS) and the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). She was analyste de l’école of the ECF 2015-2018, and inaugural managing editor of The Lacanian Review (TLR). She is co-editor of The Later Lacan, 2007.



Psychoanalytic Notebooks #36
Formation of the Analyst
(with Véronique’s paper)
is available here


Eugénie Austin, Véronique Voruz and the Lacan Circle were
“In Conversation”. Request the Zoom recording here



In Conversation: Véronique Voruz


Privacy policy: This event was audio and video recorded and live broadcast through Zoom. Those present agreed to the collection and processing of their personal data, and on the publication of the audio and video recordings and/or web streaming or stills.


Visit our calendar for upcoming events here
Visit our other past events here
Our home page is here