The Freudian School of Melbourne – School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Seminars

Reading Seminars

These Seminars involve a close reading of foundational texts of Freud and Lacan with discussion of related clinical and theoretical topics.

These Seminars involve a close reading of foundational texts of Freud and Lacan with discussion of related clinical and theoretical topics.

Psychoanalysis, Philosophy & Theology
First Saturday of the month 3.30pm-5.00pm

An appraisal of certain fundamental concepts in psychoanalysis and the way in which they are informed by and inform recurring questions in philosophy and theology across the realms of metaphysics, ontology, logic and ethics

Convenor:

David Pereira, 9690 3515


Psychoanalysis and the Child
First Tuesday of each month 8-9.30pm, reconvening Tuesday 1st March 2018

This seminar endeavours to grapple with the developmental beings of the child and the adult, in order to disentangle from them the psychoanalytic subject. In 2018 we will continue our examination of the theme of narcissism through the Memoirs of Daniel Paul Schreber, and Freud’s account of that case.

This seminar welcomes those of any stage of interest in psychoanalysis, or formation. Participants will have the opportunity to speak of their own clinical practice and associated working of texts in the theorising of their work.

Convenors:
Michael Plastow, Analyst of the School, The Freudian School of Melbourne,  9347 1486,  plastow@internode.on.net

The Father in Psychoanalysis

The seminar The Father in Psychoanalysis continued this year with a study of the way Lacan considers the paternal function in RSI. We considered the father as name and naming, as model of a symptom, and as sinthorne, concluding with a sicussion of Lacan's formulation that is is possible to do without the father on condition of having made use of him. The seminar will continue in 2018 with a study of the father as considered in Seminar XXIII, Joyce the Symptom.

It will meet monthly from July to December 2018, on the first Saturday of each month, from 9:15am - 10:45am. It is open to participants with an interest in psychoanalysis.

Convenor: Megan Williams
0417 728 738 – megan@mwilliams.com.au


My Barbaric Yawp: Fabricating Psychoanalysis
Second Tuesday of the month 7.30pm – 9.00pm, commencing March 13, 2018

This seminar is an attempt to respond to Lacan’s demand, articulated particularly in his later work, to make the unconscious present as voice in the clinic. It is structured around presentations by participants which address the challenges which this demand presents in their own clinic, with the clinic being understood broadly as a place of transferential saying. On that basis, the seminar will draw on those ‘littoral’ fields, such as art and literature, which, as Lacan indicates in Lituraterre, also outline the edge of the hole in the saying of knowledge.

The seminar is open to participants with an interest in psychoanalysis.

Convenor: 
Peter Gunn 9347 1707


Freud’s writings on art
Last Saturday of the month 11.00am-1.00pm

Lacan's Seminar XI The four fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis
Last Saturday of the month 3.00pm-5.00pm

Convenor:
Linda Clifton, 9509 9396

Lacan’s Seminar X - Anxiety 1962-3
Last Saturday of the month 3.00-5.00pm

Convenor:
Linda Clifton, 9509 9396

Freud’s Later Works
Third Saturday of the month 11.00-1.00pm

Convenor:
Sarah Jones Ferguson, 8899 7753

Freud’s Social Papers: Commencing with 'Thoughts for the times on war and death'
Third Saturday of the month 11.00-1.00pm

Convenor:
Alicia Evans, 9378 8693
aliciaevans@optusnet.com.au

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