The Unconscious and the Body Event (Extracts) : July 2015 : Éric Laurent (Interview)

by Julia Evans on April 26, 2016

Towards XIVth Congress of Psychoanalysis New Lacanian School :

Discreet Signs in Ordinary Psychosis. Clinic and Treatment :

2nd & 3rd July 2016 : Dublin :

Compiled by Yves Vandeveken :

Circulated on nls-messager [] :

as 2021.en/ NLS Congress – ORIENTATION 7 : 26th April 2016

This interview took place in July 2015 after Éric Laurent’s seminar on the Speaking Body for the École de la Cause Freudienne. It is published in The Lacanian Review : Issue 1 : p178 – 187

Translated by Philip Dravers


Or copy available at  /éric laurent or authors by date

Notes & references available : The Unconscious and the Body Event : the full interview : July 2015 : Éric Laurent : See here

Published in French (probably)

L’inconscient et l’événement de corps, entretien avec Éric Laurent :

Published in Cause Freudienne, CE CORPS QUI JOUIT,
 La Cause du désir n°91: Novembre 2015 :

Quote: Thus, on the basis of this Seminar, in the field of psychoses, this clinical approach makes it possible to get away from the overly mechanical opposition between foreclosure and non-foreclosure. Here a continent opens up to be explored that goes well beyond “ordinary psychosis”. In each case, it is a question of finding a way of assembling knots that account for a subject, without putting him in a little box or clinical class.


Seminar XXIII: The Sinthome or Joyce and the Sinthome: 1975-1976: beginning on November 18th 1975 : Jacques Lacan : Information & availability here

Further texts:

On ‘Ordinary Psychosis’ here


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Julia Evans

Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst,  London & Sandwich, Kent


Further texts

Of the clinic  here

Lacanian Transmission  here

Some Lacanian History  here

Topology  here

From LW working groups  here

By Éric Laurent  here

By Sigmund Freud here

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud  here

By Jacques Lacan here

Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan here

By Julia Evans here

By Éric Laurent : here