WAP congress : call for papers

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The Clinical Day
of Wenesday, 16 April, 2014

Call for

Clinical Day – Wednesday


Clinical Day of the next Congress will take place on Wednesday, 16 April 2014.
In eight parallel sessions, the
members of the WAP will have the opportunity to present their works.

presentations must be inscribed within one of the thematic axes that the
Scientific Committee has proposed by way of orientation. See below.

A Real for the 21st Century, the
title of the Congress, requires that we give ourselves pause before the stakes
it contains, and the clinical papers will devote themselves clearly to draw out
the consequences for analytic treatment.

means that we expect from each presenter that s/he will let us hear in what way
it is not only the analysands who are of this century, but also how his or her
own practice is implicated there.

should, therefore, contain a reflection articulated to the clinic, and may have
an orientation that places more emphasis on one or the other point: clinical-theoretical
or theoretical-clinical.

We shall
work in
one-hour long sessions,
during which
two papers of 15 minutes
will be presented; a chairperson
will be responsible for facilitating the discussion that will highlight the acute
points of the presentations, as well as for ensuring time keeping; s/he will be
accompanied by a
discussant, who
will have had previous exchanges with both presenters, in order to refine the
articulation of the papers, not only with regards to the theme of the session,
but also between them;
  the presenters
will also answer questions from the audience.


You are
asked to choose one among the main concepts that emerge from the directions
provided by Jacques-Alain Miller in his presentation of the theme of the Paris

• The
putting back into question of interpretation;

• The elaboration
of a clinic focused on «dismantling the defence»;

• The
redefinition of the desire of the analyst;

• The
relevance of approaching the Real by means of the Borromean knot: what knottings
for the speaking being in the 21st Century?

Other concepts may be integrated into these axes, such as the
question of style, contemporary creation, addictions, solitude, sexuality,
societal reconfigurations [violence, fanaticism, homosexual marriage], the body
treated by machines [aesthetics, sports, etc.]…

 The Scientific Committee of the
Clinical Day
will be coordinated by Pierre Naveau. The committee is
composed of Hélène Bonnaud, Sonia Chiriaco, Philippe de Georges, Philippe
Hellebois, Sophie Marret-Maleval and Pierre Stréliski.


  • – Papers
    should not exceed
    7,000 characters,
    including spaces
  • – The
    deadline for submissions of papers is
    December 2013
    – after which the reading and selection of papers will be
    carried out.
  • – The
    selected papers will be distributed among discussants, who will seek to promote
    exchange with and between the authors, as well as to adjust the papers to the
    theme of the session in which they will be presented.
  • – Papers
    must be sent to the following e-mail address:


subject of the e-mail should read: Clinical
Day + SURNAME and first name of the author


An email
acknowledging “RECEIPT” of your paper will be sent to you. If you do not
receive this confirmation email, please send your paper once again.


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