Dossier on the Institutional Debate, An Introduction : 1990 : Joan Copjec

by Julia Evans on January 1, 1990

P49 – 52 of ‘Jacques Lacan, Television & A challenge to the Psychoanalytic Establishment’ edited by Joan Copjec : W. W. Norton & Company : 1990

Most of the documents in this collection were previously published, along with others, as supplements to Ornicar?, the journal of the Champ freudien: La scission de 1953 appeared in October 1976 as supplement to no. 7 and ‘L’excommunication’ in January 1977 as supplement to no 8. The “Introduction to the Names-of-the Father” was published in this collection for the first time. [See Introduction to the Names-of-the-Father Seminar : 20th November 1963: Jacques Lacan or here for further information]

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P49 Television : See Television: 1974: Jacques Lacan or here

P50 As Lacan reminds us in his “Responses to Students in Philosophy ,” : See Responses to Students of Philosophy Concerning the Object of Psychoanalysis : 19th February 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

P51 Daniel Lagache : See below

P51 Lacan, in his “Rome Report” of September 1953, : There are two published items from the conference in Rome held 26 & 27 September 1953. 1) The Rome Report : The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis : details The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis (Rome) : 26th September 1953 : Jacques Lacan or here

& Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here &

2) Rome Discourses. There is no known English translation available though it may be the preface which is translated.

P51 When Lacan makes his impromptu remarks to the students of the experimental university at Vincennes, he comes fresh from his 1969 seminar ‘L’envers de la psychanalyse’ on the four discursive relations to knowledge: see

Analyticon: Impromptu No. 1 : 3rd December 1969 : given at Vincennes: Jacques Lacan or here

Analyticon 2 : Impromptu Number 2 : given at Vincennes : Wednesday 4th June 1970 : Jacques Lacan or here

Seminar XVII: Psychoanalysis upside down/The reverse side of psychoanalysis: 1969-1970 : from 26th November 1969: Jacques Lacan or here

Related texts:

Conference Report, SIR : Inaugural meeting of SFP, Paris : 8th July 1953 : Jacques Lacan or here

Letter to Rudolf Loewenstein : 14th July 1953 : Jacques Lacan or here

Letter to Heinz Hartmann : 21st July 1953 : Jacques Lacan or here

Minutes of the meeting of the International Psychoanalytical Association : 30th July 1953 : Dr Heinz Hartmann (IPA President & Chairman of the Meeting) or here

By Joan Copjec  or  /authors a-z (Copjec)

Jacques Lacan  

Some Lacanian history 

Sacha Nacht & Jacques Lacan :

From Wikipedia : Société Française de Psychanalyse : Despite wishing himself to avoid a split, Lacan was drawn into the dissident movement led by Daniel Lagache, as a result of his own separate dispute with the president Sacha Nacht over his practice of “short sessions”.

La psychanalyse d’aujourd’hui : 1956 : under the direction of Sacha Nacht is criticised by Jacques Lacan in Seminar IV : 21st November 1956 & also The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 : Jacques Lacan.

See The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of its Power:10th-13th July 1958 : Jacques Lacan or here 

& Seminar IV : Relation to an Object 1956-1957 : from 21st November 1956 : Jacques Lacan or here for further information.

What is concealed by the so-called “Cht” and why? : 9th March 2019 : Réginald Blanchet or here


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