‘Jacques Lacan & the École Freudienne: Feminine Sexuality’ : 1982 : Juliet Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1982

Book details:

‘Jacques Lacan & the École Freudienne :  Feminine Sexuality’ : Edited by Juliet Mitchell and Jacqueline Rose : Translated by Jacqueline Rose : Macmillan: 1982

Access to this book at www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /texts by request. Password from Julia Evans 

Background reading : Introduction to Female Sexuality – The early psychoanalytic controversies : 1999 : Russell Grigg, Dominique Hecq & Craig Smith  or here

Chapter titles & Availability


Editors ‘ Preface                pvii

I.ist of Abbreviations         pix

‘Content’ & ‘Editors’ Preface’ & List of Abbreviations are available to download at www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors a-z

Introduction-I    Juliet Mitchell       p1

Introduction – I to ‘Jacques Lacan & the École Freudienne: Feminine Sexuality’: 1982 : Juliet Mitchell or here

Introduction- II   Jacqueline Rose   p27

Introduction – II to ‘Jacques Lacan & the École Freudienne: Feminine Sexuality’: 1982: Jacqueline Rose or here

Translator’s Note                              p59  Available at www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors a-z

I  Intervention on Transference         p61

See Intervention on the Transference (Paris): October 16th 1951: Jacques Lacan or here

2 The Meaning of the Phallus           p74

See The Meaning (or Signification) of the Phallus (Munich): 9th May 1958 : Jacques Lacan or here :  This is included as Lacan’s most direct exposition of the status of the phallus in the psychoanalytic account of sexuality. This is the issue around which the whole controversy over femininity has turned.

It was first presented in German at the Max Planck Institute in Munich in 1958. At this stage, Lacan was concerned above all to emphasise the place of the symbolic order in the determination of human subjectivity, and to give an account of that order in terms of the laws of linguistic operation – the contemporary science of linguistics, as he argues here, having been unavailable to Freud.

3. Guiding Remarks for a Congress on Feminine Sexuality   p86

See Guiding Remarks for a Congress on Feminine Sexuality : 1958 [Presented in Amsterdam, 5th September 1960] : Jacques Lacan or here

4  The Phallic Phase and the Subjective Import of the Castration Complex   p99

Published in 1968, ‘The Phallic Phase and the Subjective Import of the Castration Complex’ is the first article written not by Lacan himself, but by a member of his school, which we include in this collection. It appeared in the first issue of Scilicet, the journal of the école freudienne. This was the school of psychoanalysis founded by Lacan in 1964, following the unsuccessful attempt by the Société française de psychanalyse to affiliate to the International Psychoanalytic Association. The Society divided into those willing to recognise the condition laid down by the International (the exclusion of Lacan from the training programme) who founded the Association psychanalytique de France, and those who regrouped around Lacan.

The first issue of Scilicet appeared four years later. Apart from contributions by Lacan, the articles in the journal were unsigned. This article, which emerged out of a group project, was the first of the unsigned contributions. A list of contributors appeared at the end of the second issue.

5  Feminine Sexuality in Psychoanalytic Doctrine     p123

Published in 1975 in scilicet, no. 5. It was later revised as the first chapter of Moustafa Safouan’s La sexualité féminine dans la doctrine freudienne which appeared in Lacan’s collection, le champ freudien at at Éditions du Seuil in 1976. Safouan was a member ofa the école freudienne who had been with Lacan since 1953. In 1980, when Lacan dissolved the school in response to what he saw as a compromise and dispersal of his work, safouan made a direct commitment to what then became Lacan’s Cause freudienne. In a further division in 1981, he left to join the Centre d’études et de recherches freudiennes.

This article formed part of a project to reconsider the main aspects of Freud’s account of femininity in terms of Lacan. It addresses not only Freud’s theses, but also those of his opponents, and brings into its argument material from american research on female sexuality (Masters and Johnson) which has been equally important in recent feminist criticisms of Freud.

6 God and the Jouissance of The Woman     p137

A Love Letter     p149

Seminar XX : Sessions of 20th February 1973 & 13th March 1973 : See information Seminar XX: Encore: 1972 – 1973: from 21st November 1972 : Jacques Lacan or here

7 Seminar of 21st January 1975            p162

Seminar XXII : Session of 21st January 1975 : See Seminar XXII: R. S. I. : 1974-1975: from 19th November 1974 : Jacques Lacan  or here

Bibliography        p172

Bibliography available at www.LacanianWorksExchange.net  /authors a-z

lndex                    p179


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Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Sandwich in Kent & London


Further information

Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

Autres Écrits: 2001 : Jacques Lacan or here

Lacanian Transmission here

Some Lacanian history here

Of the clinic here

By Juliet Mitchell here

By Jacqueline Rose here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan hereh

Jacques Lacan in English or here

Translation Working Group here

Use of power here

By Julia Evans here