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Foundations of Psychoanalysis Seminar Program 2021
Year 2: Fundamental Psychoanalytic Concepts

The Foundations of Psychoanalysis Seminar is currently being hosted on the electronic conferencing platform Zoom, where participants will continue to gather digitally. To download Zoom and connect to the Seminar, click here.

Commencing Wednesday 4th March and running for 21 weeks, the Foundations of Psychoanalysis seminar returns in 2020 to provide participants with a rigorous working of the fundamental concepts underpinning Freudian and Lacanian theory and clinical practice. It forms an important component of the theoretical aspect of the training of analysts and the ongoing work of the analysts of the school.

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YEAR 2: Fundamental Psychoanalytic Concepts


Term 1

Week 1: The Unconscious is the Discourse of the Other

3rd March | David Pereira

Week 2: The Unconscious is the Discourse of the Other

3rd March | David Pereira

Week 3: The terms of discourse

17th March | Megan Williams

Week 3: The terms of discourse

24th March | Megan Williams

Week 5: Subject, Object & Knowledge

31st March | Peter Gunn


Trimester Break
7th March No Seminar
14th March No Seminar


Term 2: Transference, Knowledge & Resistance

Week 6: Transference & the supposed subject of knowledge

21st April | David Pereira

Week 7: Transference and the resistance of the analyst

28th April | David Pereira

Week 8: Identification: The Ideal Ego and the Unary Trait

5th May | TBC


One Week Break

Week 9: Repetition and the insistence of the signifier

19th May | TBC

Week 10: From the Oedipus Complex to the Name of the Father

26th May | Michael Plastow

Week 11: From the Oedipus Complex to the Name of the Father

2nd June | Michael Plastow

Week 12: Castration & the divided subject

9th June | Alexander Karkar

Week 13: Desire, anxiety and a return to jouissance

14th June | TBC

Week 14: Desire and its object

23rd June | TBC


Trimester Break


Term 3: Inhibition, the symptom & anxiety

Week 15: Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety

14th June | TBC

Week 16: Anxiety, jouissance and the death drive

21st July | TBC

Week 17: The symptom as demand, as metaphor and the ethics of Desire

28th July | TBC

Week 18: The symptom as demand, as metaphor and the ethics of Desire

4th August | TBC


One Week Break


Week 19: The structure of fantasy

18th August | Rod Kleiman

Week 20: The traversal of the fantasm and its transversality

25th August | Rod Kleiman TBC



Recommended Readings

Freud, S. (2001). The interpretation of dreams. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.), The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 4). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work published 1900).

Freud, S. (2001). Three essays on sexuality. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.), The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 7, pp.125-243). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work published 1905).

Freud, S. (2001). The unconscious. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.), The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 14, pp.159-189). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work published 1915).

Freud, S. (2001). Repression. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.), The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 14, pp.141-158). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work published 1915).

Freud, S. (2001). Beyond the pleasure principle. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.), The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 18, pp.3-66). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work published 1920).

Freud, S. (1921) Group Psychology. In S.E, Vol VIII, Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Group Psychology and Other Works. London:Hogarth, 1909/2001:65-143.

Freud, S. On beginning the treatment (Further recommendations on the technique of psycho-analysis 1). In S.E, Vole XII, The Case of Schreber, Papers on Technique and Other Works. London:Hogarth, 1913/2001:121-143.

Lacan, J. (1960-1961). The seminar of Jacques Lacan, Transference (Seminar VIII). (Unpublished seminar). Accessible at www.lacanonline.com

Lacan, J. (1970). Of structure as an inmixing of an otherness prequisite to any subject whatever. Accessible at www.lacan.com/hotel.html

Lacan, J. (1998). The four fundamentals of psychoanalysis. In J.A Miller (Ed.) and A. Sheridan (Trans.), The seminar of Jacques Lacan (Book 11). New York: W.W.Norton and Company. (Original work published 1973).

Lacan, J. (1974-1975). The seminar of Jacques Lacan, RSI (Seminar XXII). (Unpublished seminar). Accessible at www.lacanonline.com

Lacan, J. (1998). On feminine sexuality, the limits of love and knowledge. In J.A Miller (Ed.) and B.Fink Trans.), The seminar of Jacques Lacan (Book 10). New York: W.W. Norton and Company. (Original work published 1975).

Lacan, J. (2006). The function and field of speech and language in psychoanalysis. In Fink (Trans.), Écrits: The first complete edition in English (pp.197-268). New York: W.W.Norton & Company.

Lacan, J. (2006). The subversion of the subject and the dialectic of desire in the Freudian unconscious. In Fink (Trans.), Écrits: The first complete edition in English (pp.671-702). New York: W.W.Norton & Company.

Lacan, J. Logical Time and the Assertion of Anticipated Certainty. In Lacan, J. Écrits: The first complete edition in English. [Trans: B. Fink], pp.169-175.

Lacan, J. (1977). The agency of the letter in the unconscious or reason since Freud. In Lacan, J. Écrits: A Selection. [Trans: A. Sheridan]. New York: Norton, pp. 146-178. [Also available as “The instance of the letter in the unconscious, or reason since Freud”. In Lacan, J. Écrits: The first complete edition in English. [Trans: B. Fink], pp. 412-441.]

Lacan, J. The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power. In Lacan, J. Écrits: The first complete edition in English. [Trans: B. Fink], pp. 489-542.

Lacan, J. (1977). Excommunication. In The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XI The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis. [Ed. J.A.Miller]. [Trans. A.Sheridan], pp.1-13.

Lacan, J. (1977). Preface to the English-Language Edition. In The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XI The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis. [Ed. J.A.Miller]. [Trans. A.Sheridan], pp.vii-ix.

Lacan, J. (1966/2006). Psychoanalysis and its Teaching. In Écrits: The First Complete Edition in English (Trans.B.Fink). W.W.Norton:New York. pp.364-383. Available at http://users.clas.ufl.edu/burt/Lacan.pdf

Fierens, C (2012). The Sense of the Psychoanalytic Discourse. In The Psychoanalytic Discourse A second reading of Lacan’s Etourdit. [Trans.C.Gallagher]. pp.126-144.

Pereira, D. (1998). Logos. 20 Years of Psychoanalytic Training in The Freudian School of Melbourne. In Papers of The Freudian School of Melbourne. The Lacanian Discourse. Volume 19. pp.1-8. Available here.

Rotmiler de Zentner, M. (1996). The Follies of Time. In Papers of The Freudian School of Melbourne, Jacques Lacan – A man and a woman…Volume 17, pp 141-152. [Eds: David Pereira]

Zentner, O. (1979) A Note on Letter 52 of Freud and on the Ethics of Psychoanalysis: the Dissolution of L’Ecole Freudienne de Paris. In Papers of The Freudian school of Melbourne, Homage to Freud (Volume 1), pp.1-5.

Seminar Resources

Time & Place
Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Reading materials
Seminar readings are updated each week.
Click on topic to access reading list for that week.
See here for general recommended readings.

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