A New Title from Lacanian Press: Returning to Lacan’s Seminar XVII


A New Title from Lacanian Press

Returning to Lacan’s Seminar XVII
New Lacanian School
Edited by Roger Litten and Colin Wright

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Contributing Authors
Marie-Hélène Brousse, Vicente Palomera, Florencia Fernández Coria Shanahan, Frank Rollier, Patricia Tassara, Bruno de Halleux, Alexandre Stevens, Alicia Arenas, Susana Huler, Geert Hoornaert, Despina Andropoulou, Éric Laurent
 Returning to Lacan’s Seminar XVII
We now read Jacques Lacan’s seventeenth seminar from “the other side” of a fifty-year gap separating us from its initial delivery, at the Place du Panthéon, in the academic year 1969-1970. This is factually the case, yet viewing it this way is akin to looking down the wrong end of a telescope: the seminar appears to recede away from us into a distorted distance, as if of interest primarily to historians. 

This volume aims to do the reverse (l’envers): namely, to return to Seminar XVII by turning the lens it provides us with onto our present, bringing it—and ourselves as contemporary readers of Lacan—into critical and clinical focus. It does so by bringing together, for the first time anywhere in English, twelve members of the New Lacanian School whose systematic readings of each unfolding session of Seminar XVII are rooted not in social, cultural, or political history, but in the living clinic of the present with which analytic practice is necessarily involved. 

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About Lacanian Press

Lacanian Press is the publishing house of Lacanian Compass, a group dedicated to the promotion of the Lacanian Orientation of psychoanalysis in the United States and within the English language. Lacanian Compass is an associated group of the New Lacanian School and the World Association of Psychoanalysis. It aims to develop psychoanalysis as first described by Sigmund Freud and elaborated by Jacques Lacan and Jacques-Alain Miller.             
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