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Homage to Lacan 2020

Homage Conference 2020: MADNESS ???

5th September 2020

The conceptualisation of madness, not simply reducible to nor contained within a diagnostic structure called psychosis, continues to pose questions to the method of analysis and to analysts. Is it amenable to said method in any approach constitutive of a possible treatment?

Ecritique New Writings 2019

eCritique: New Writings 2019 - 2020

Read the latest volume of the School's electronic collection of writings

Throughout 2019, the Freudian School of Melbourne's electronic journal has undergone a significant renovation in format and presentation. Never really limited in itself to the generic defintions of a periodical, the letters of the School will continue to undertake the task of giving a testimony of psychoanalysis upon this digital platform of critical writings, or e-Critique.

Events in 2019

Homage Conference 2019 - Sexual-Disorientation

Homage Conference 2019: Sexual Dis-Orientation

September 2019

As distinct from its various categorizations and orientations, sexuality is encountered at the beginnings of psychoanalysis as profoundly disorienting; particularly with respect to the ethics, politics and logic of the church and medical science which had hitherto colonised it. Analysis found in the disorientation of sex the very equivocation which was coextensive with the unconscious and propitious with respect to the possibilities of enjoyment weighed against suffering...

Christian Fierens - 2019 Lecture Series

Christian Fierens: The Soul of Narcissism

Melbourne public lecture series - August 8-14, 2019

After a fruitful exchange in 2015, the School has this year invited Christian Fierens to return to offer a series of public lectures and to work intensively with members. Christian is a psychoanalyst who has practised for more than 30 years in Tervuren near Brussels, in Belgium. He also trained as a psychiatrist and completed his PhD on the question of psychosis in Freud’s work. Christian has published many books and articles on Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.