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

by Julia Evans on October 1, 1967

In English:

Translated by David Macey

p1-56 of Jacques Lacan My Teaching : Verso 2008

In French:

A stencilled transcript of this lecture in Lyon was published by the CES de psychiatrie de Faculté de médecine, Lyon-I in 1981

Republished in the journal Essaim as

‘Mon Enseignement’ : Éditions du Seuil 2005


Lecture given in October 1967 at the Centre Hospitalier du Vinatier in Lyon. 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.

The Asile du Vinatier, created by the law of 30th June 1838 that provided for mental asylum in each of its Départements, suffered for a long time from its negative image and was known as ‘l’Aile de Bron’. Reformed after the Liberation of France, it had already become the Centre hospitalier du Vinatier when Lacan visited it. The establishment is now the Rhône-Alpes region’s main psychiatric centre. 

The philosopher Henri Maldiney, who was born in 1912 and who taught at the Université de Lyon for a long time, had links with the phenomenological movement. His work concentrated mainly on poetry, the fine arts and Western and Chinese landscapes.

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References to Sigmund Freud’s texts

The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud  : Information here

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life : 1901 :  Availability here

Jokes and their relation to the Unconscious : 1905 :  Availability here

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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Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, London & Sandwich, Kent


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