My teaching, its nature and its ends (Bordeaux) : 20th April 1967 : Jacques Lacan

by Julia Evans on April 20, 1967

In English:

Translated by David Macey

P57-90 of Jacques Lacan My Teaching : Verso 2008

In French:

A transcript of this lecture in Bordeaux was circulated.

‘Mon Enseignement’ : Éditions du Seuil 2005


The Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan , published in 1966, gave rise to many invitations to talk about it. Jacques Lacan sometimes accepted the invitations and went to various provincial towns and also visited Italy where he gave three lectures. (Information on their publication, Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here )  To quote, Jacques-Alain Miller’s Preface to ‘My Teaching’:  Jacques Lacan found himself faced with audiences who were not familiar with what he called his ‘same old story’. He improvised, described his difficulties with his colleagues, and expounded the concepts of psychoanalysis in the most accessible form.

Jacques Lacan visited Bordeaux, on 20th April 1967, at the invitation of a number of interns at the Hôpital psychiatrique (CHS) Charles Perrens. The lecture took place in a municipal building opposite the establishment.

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Related texts

So you will have heard Lacan (Strasbourg) : 10th June 1967 : Jacques Lacan or here

My teaching, its nature and its ends (Bordeaux) : 20th April 1967 : Jacques Lacan or here

The place, origin and end of my teaching (Lyon) : October 1967 : Jacques Lacan or here


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