Introductory Lectures on Lacan: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Introductory Lectures on Lacan

1st Edition

By Astrid Gessert


112 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781782201083
pub: 2014-09-15
SAVE ~$4.99
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429476204
pub: 2018-05-15
from $12.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


Lacan developed his theory and practice of psychoanalysis on the basis of Freud's original work. In his "return to Freud" he not only elaborated and revised some of Freud's innovative ideas, but turned to important questions and problems in Freud's theory that had remained obscure and unresolved, and provided a new way of articulating these issues and their implication for psychoanalytic theory and practice. This book offers a selection of chapters about some of the fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis. The authors aim to explore the trajectory of the development of these concepts from their original basis in Freud's work to their elaboration by Lacan. The book will be of interest to readers from different backgrounds, including the clinical and academic field, social and cultural studies and the arts, for whom psychoanalytic ideas may be a relatively new field to explore, or who are looking for new perspectives to develop their ideas about psychoanalysis.

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORSINTRODUCTIONCHAPTER ONE The unconscious from Freud to LacanAnouchka GroseCHAPTER TWO The place of the mirror phase in Lacan's work Gerry SullivanCHAPTER THREE The object from Freud to LacanNoga WineCHAPTER FOUR Hysteria and obsessionAstrid GessertCHAPTER FIVE An introductory journey in transferenceVincent DachyCHAPTER SIX InterpretationDarian LeaderINDEX

About the Series

The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library (CFAR)

The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) was founded in 1985 with the aim of developing Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis in the UK. Lacan's rereading and rethinking of Freud had been neglected in the Anglophone world, despite its important implications for the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The CFAR Library aims to make classic Lacanian texts available in English for the first time, as well as publishing original research in the Lacanian field.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: