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Volume 25: Since Lacan

Volume 25: Since Lacan

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"At the same time as [Lacan's] last words were being heard in Caracas, the first published Lacanian writings in English, the Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne, were apearing in bookshops in Melbourne and elsewhere ... Since Lacan is the latest production of the work of the School. It is the work of analysts and members of the School, including as well a paper "Lacan, Caracas Station" by Oscar Zentner, co-founder of the School."


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Volume 1: Homage to Freud

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"These papers constitute the result of the first Homage to Freud in Australia on the fortieth anniversary of his death, and this first volume should be made known by an introduction which in the form of a Πρσ-λογος situates the position of the school"




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Volume 2: On Perversion

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"If in our first book we said that it was possible to know, for this our second book, our affirmation is that it is possible to learn ... How can we then be generous in not closing our discourse, but in opening it. Between the thing, the word, the construction and the representation, today we produce, tomorrow we will form."




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Volume 3: On Angst

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"This book continues the first Australian psychoanalytic publication. The works included in the book are the result of the investigation within the school of what for us is psychoanalysis. The publication of some of the internal seminars of the school are part of the sustained effort to give the reader the possibilities of being 'exposed' to this specific line of psychoanalytic thought."




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Volume 4: The Freudian Clinic (1983)

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"The present fourth volume of The Freudian School of Melbourne has been mainly dedicated to the subject of The Freudian Clinic ... This book, like the previous ones, is the continuation of the first Australian psychoanalytic annual publication. The intention of this work is to transmit the psychoanalytic experience from a particular frame..."




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Volume 5: Clinical Psychoanalysis and the Training of Analysts (1983-4)

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"Clinical psychoanalysis, the training of analysts, transference and a writing for a psychoanalytic topology are the main topics that compose the present volume - fifth and sixth in the series. The ennumeration of these themes is sufficient to indicate the weight, complexity and work imposed by psychoanalysis upon us. These increasingly important subjects are today, still, the source of different directions."




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Volume 6: The Case Histories of Freud - Part 1 (1985)

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"Freud discovered a new field, demarcated by the psychoanalytic discourse. However, this discourse in its turn, produced analysts. The difficulty is, to paraphrase Lacan, that the analyst is not particularly better equipped than others to avoid the effects of mass psychology. To preach on this issue - to return to dogma - is, in itself, the inscription of the effects of the group. On the contrary, to analyse is to remember that as analysts, we are at a vanishing point where the sayer is erased by the saying."




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Volume 7: The Case Histories of Freud - Part 2 (1986)

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"From 1979 to the present, the Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne have been transmitting the transference of psychoanalytic work "in the field opened by Freud (which) restores the cutting edge of its truth." What would be the result of reading retroactively from today? An effect of discourse is the answer. The discourse of the School has produced effects. These effects are five: a. Foreclosure, b. Disavowal, c. Repression, d. Negation, e. Transmission / Transference."




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Volume 8: On Transference (1987)

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"In the tenth year since its foundation, The Freudian School of Melbourne, publishes the present volume with the contents of the Homage to Freud On Transference and some papers given at the Lacano-American Reunion of Psychoanalysis, Punta del Este, Uruguay, December 1986. This Reunion showed that even when different aspects of practice and theory were stressed the meeting of analysts is always a possibility when the horizon of work is psychoanalysis."




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Volume 9: Australian Psychoanalytic Conference

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"In September 1987,to mark the tenth year of psychoanalytic work since its foundation in 1977, The Freudian School of Melbourne organized the First Australian Psychoanalytic Congress in Australia. The present volume contains the proceedings of this Congress."




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Volume 10: The Formations of the Unconscious (1989)

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"We may say that the analytic discourse is inaugurated by love. But before being reached by the afflusions of a kind of divine flux, let us not forget that love itself was the offspring of Contrivance and Poverty under the auspices of drunkenness. Only if the prejudices on the question of love were to be examined with the same aloofness with which we adhere to evenly suspended attention, would we be more rigorous in situating the question of analysis: not only its aims in their correlation with its beginnings, but also the structural impasses of the time of its ending."




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Volume 11: Crucial Questions for Psychoanalysis (1990)

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"The meaning of Freud in German is jouissance. And we know that the speaking being finds it difficult to deal with jouissance. Freud, naming his discovery the unconscious, wrote Sit venia verbo - if the word may be forgiven - as if knowing that the Name-of-the-Father is also the Father of the Name."




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Volume 12: Lacan and the Object in Psychoanalysis (1991)

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"Notwithstanding the difficulties in dating the new paradigm introduced by Lacan in the field of psychoanalysis, the conference given to the Societe Francaise de Psychanalyse in 1953 on the registers of the symbolic, the imaginary, and the real, worked as an impediment to any possible confusion between Freud and Lacan."




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Volume 13: Homage to Lacan

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"In February 1992 Oscar Zentner and Maria Ines Rotmiler de Zentner resigned from The Freudian School of Melbourne. As a significant moment in the history of The School, their letter of resignation is published here. It is also a moment for The School to acknowledge its debt to these two analysts."




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Volume 14: The Lacanian Clinic

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"James Joyce puts into the mouth of Stephen Dedalus the question ‘What’s in a name?’ - a question one hears being pondered in many places nowadays. The existence today of a Lacanian clinic of The Freudian School of Melbourne allows us, even requires us, to pose the question differently. What is a naming? The appellation ‘Lacanian’ engages in a signification, the effects of excess in relation to which, invokes the importance of the very function of naming and the ethics of the Lacanian clinic."




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Volume 15: The Lacanian School (1994)

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"Lacan dissolves his School, a dissolution not indifferent to the effects of institutionalisation, and indicates the following: 'I expect nothing from individuals, and something from a functioning.' What do we understand by the failure of the functioning of Lacan’s School?"




More Volumes

Volume 16: Psychosis: Who Speaks?

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"It may be said that Lacanian psychoanalysis emerges in the marking of a difference. The marking of a difference through which Lacan differentiates his working of the radicalism of the Freudian discovery from that of post-Freudianism, with its taste for populist appeal. That marking of a difference through which Lacan declares, in a given moment, that the unconscious is of Lacan, though the field be Freudian."




Volume 17: Jacques Lacan: A Man and a Woman

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"This volume of writing announces the 20th year of work - psychoanalytic work - of the Freudian School of Melbourne, School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. Writing which underlines the fact that the sexual relation fails to appear in the field of truth."




Volume 18: Clinical Psychoanalysis

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Freud revealed to us a fundamental Spaltung as the essential element of the experience of the clinic; an experience which led clinical psychoanalysis further and further from the promise of self-possesion, the pursuit of happiness and of the good - appearing under the form of the categorical imperative of the celebrated genital relation. Lacan taught us to recognise in the field of this Spaltung an ethics of the subject.




Volume 19: The Lacanian Discourse

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The Freudian School of Melbourne was founded in 1977, three years prior to the dissolution of l'Ecole Freudienne de Paris in 1980. At the conclusion of Lacan's Letter of Dissolution published in the first volume of the Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne, Oscar Zentner writes: "I founded the School in 1977. My intention since then has been clear: to speak psychoanalysis without concessions in order to recover the Freudian experience, namely, the subversion of the subject."




Volume 20: The Psychoanalysis of Children: Freud's Child and Lacan's

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"Sigmund Freud articulated the discovery of the unconscious in relation to the infantile factor, in particular infantile amnesia, laying the foundation for psychoanalysis on the cornerstone of repression. In the Freudian propositions concerning infantile amnesia, sexuality, and sexual theories, Lacan discovered something of the subject's concrete encounter with language and desire in its Otherness."




Volume 21: Fantasm

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"In his work Analysis Terminable and Interminable, Freud, in commenting on the work of psychoanalysis, acknowledged that theorising in psychoanalysis had the status of "phantasying". This is to say, that the psychoanalyst's production of knowledge concerning the unconscious articulates itself in phantasy. For Lacan, the logic of phantasy could not be articulated without reference to the function of writing."




Volume 22: Anguish and Erotics

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"On 14th November 1962 in his Seminar L'Angoisse, Lacan makes clear the direction in which he is taking psychoanalysis with the assertion: I am not developing for you a direct logical psychosis, a discourse about this unreal reality which is called the psyche, but a praxis which merits a name: erotology."




Volume 23: Writing the Symptom

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"Freud produced a work that will never be ready for 'Ready Made.' The value of Lacan is that he cannot be consumed." These words are an extract from an unpublished letter written in 1978 to the Time Literary Supplement in London from the Freudian School of Melbourne. The letter was signed by Oscar and Maria-Ines Rotmiler de Zentner and John Dingle.




Volume 24: Invention in the Real

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"If as much seriousness was put into analysis as I put into the preparation of my seminar, well then, it would be so much the better ... For that ... one would have to have in analysis, as I have ... the sentiment of an absolute risk."

Lacanian Psychoanalytic Writings

The Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne presents the written work of analysts and members of the School as well as contributions from analysts recognised, both within Australia and internationally, as being at the forefront of psychoanalytic theorisation from a Lacanian perspective.

The website of the School offers a growing selection of these papers online in PDF, HTML and ePub formats. The Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne are also available in certain bookstores and university libraries.

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