The Lacan Circle of Melbourne is a professional organization dedicated to the study, teaching and practice of Lacanian psychoanalysis.
As an Associate Group of the New Lacanian School, the Circle is directly connected to the most contemporary developments in psychoanalysis worldwide, from Europe, North and South America, and East Asia. Current members of the Circle include the President, Dr Russell Grigg, and Vice-President Dr Zita Marks, as well as many other practising psychoanalysts, doctors, writers, artists and academics.
The Circle promotes psychoanalysis and encourages exchanges between psychoanalysis and cognate fields, including international conferences on such themes as “Psychoanalysis and Science,” and “Jacques Lacan’s Seminar XVII,” as well as public lectures, teaching seminars, and reading groups.
Its international guests have included Slavoj Zizek, Eric Laurent, and Pierre-Gilles Guéguen.
The Circle also works with a range of local institutions, including Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne.
Visit the events page which gives information about the Circle’s seminars, workshops and other activities.