Moments of Crisis : 10th May 2014 (Ghent) : Gil Caroz

by Julia Evans on May 10, 2014

This text was presented on Sunday 10th May 2014 to the NLS Congress in Ghent, as the argument towards the next Congress of the New Lacanian School in Geneva, 9th to 10th May, 2015

It is available on the NLS website in French here or English here

It is published by the New Lacanian School here or & circulated as : [nls-messager] 1101.en/ Moments de crise / Moments of Crisis – ENGLISH on 10th July 2014 19:33. It had previously been published in French.

References to Jacques Lacan:

10. Seminar VI : 1st July 1959 : Chapter 27 : p344 -345 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation : Seminar VI: Desire and its interpretation: 1958-1959 : from 12th November 1958 : Jacques Lacan or here

11. Analyticon 1 : 3rd December 1969 : p4 of Cormac Gallagher’s translation:  Analyticon: Impromptu No. 1 : 3rd December 1969 : given at Vincennes: Jacques Lacan or here

13 Jacques Lacan, “Of the Subject finally in Question”, Écrits, trans. Bruce Fink, London, Norton, 2006, p. 196. : Information Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

14 Jacques Lacan, “Function and the field of speech and language in psychoanalysis” : (Rome) September 1953, Écrits, op. cit., p.201: “Nothing created appears without urgency; nothing in urgency fails to surpass itself in speech”. : Information Écrits : 1966 : Jacques Lacan or here

16 Jacques Lacan, “Preface to the English Language Edition [of Seminar XI]”, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, trans. Alan Sheridan, p. vii.  : Preface to the English-language edition of Seminar XI : 17th May 1976 : Jacques Lacan or here

A note on cartel work towards the May 2015 Congress – please join in:

Published by New Lacanian School here or in the NLS-Messager No 1095 [[nls-messager] 1095. en/ Launching the 2014-2015 e-cartels], circulated on 7th July 2014 at 15:00 & available on the web-site or here or as follows:

Dear Colleagues,

For the 2014-2015 e-cartels: a “light” formula

A time for work within the School, the e-cartels offer the possibility of forming cartels beyond the borders of the societies and groups of the NLS. They can be dedicated to a subject of your choosing, or to the preparation of vignettes to be submitted to the Scientific Committee of the next NLS Congress, which will then choose those to be presented at the Congress. Let me remind you that the theme of the Congress is  “Moments of Crisis”

There are two ways of constituting a cartel:

1- Four people choose each other and designate a Plus-One

2- You can send a mail to the Delegate for Cartels to tell her you would like to participate. She will form the cartels. The cartels then choose a Plus-One or ask the delegate to help them find one.

The Plus-Ones will send the composition of the cartel before October 15th to the Delegate for Cartels and declare it on the website of the School:

In the case of those cartels preparatory for the next Congress, the Plus-One will send the vignette to the delegate for cartels and to the Scientific Committee, according to a date set by the latter.

Writing is a frightening constraint? You don’t like the anonymity of e-mails? Follow the Executive Committee: try Skype, it’s easy!


Sophie Marret-Maleval

Delegate for Cartels.