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.”


Sunday 3 October 2021
7:00pm – 8:30pm Melbourne time


This event is free, entirely on Zoom, and open to anyone with an interest.


Véronique Voruz will discuss her paper
“Bodies Captured by Discourse”
Published in Psychoanalytic Notebooks #36
Formation of the Analyst
December 2020
(Available here)


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 will be
“In Conversation”
Join us!



Bodies Captured by Discourse: Véronique Voruz In Conversation


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