The Lacan Circle of Melbourne resumes is activities in February, 2017. A calendar of events for 2017 can be found here.

The LCM, in conjunction with the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy, Deakin University, and the University of Melbourne, is proud to be co-organising a colloquium featuring the first English-language event for Jean-Claude Milner. Milner himself is a keynote speaker for the event. Further details can be found here. Please note that the event featuring Francois Regnault, initially planned for June 2017, has been cancelled.

Psychoanalysis Lacan is issuing a call for submissions for its third and latest edition, to be released late in 2017. The forthcoming edition will be focused on the theme of anxiety, both in the clinic and in the world at large. We are also interested in a broad range of related topics pertinent to the theme, such as castration, symbolic debt, and the relations of anxiety to contemporary precarity and socio-familial change. The editorial committee will also consider papers on other themes, contributions in a format other than papers, and/or reviews of psychoanalytic publications. The deadline for submissions is August 1.

There is no word limit, however, the suggested length for a paper for this journal is between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Footnotes and in-text referencing should follow the APA style as laid out in the style guide below. Please contact the editorial committee via the email if further information is required, or if you wish to discuss the suitability of your proposed contribution.

David Ferraro

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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 noted Lacanian translator and scholar, Russell Grigg, and current President Dr David Ferraro, 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.