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The Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library (CFAR)


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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.

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Treating Autism Today Lacanian Perspectives

Treating Autism Today: Lacanian Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Laura Tarsia, Kristina Valendinova
November 11, 2021

Drawing together an international range of psychoanalytic practitioners, this collection provides a critique of mainstream models of autism, looking at the conceptual and ideological underpinnings of the behavioural and cognitive approaches popular today. The first book to provide a psychoanalytic ...

The Baby and the Drive Lacanian Work with Newborns and Infants

The Baby and the Drive: Lacanian Work with Newborns and Infants

1st Edition

By Marie Couvert
April 05, 2021

The Baby and the Drive presents a new reading of psychoanalytic drive theory, as well as offering clinical tools for early identification of difficulties and intervention with babies and their parents. This volume demonstrates that the concept of the drive is the crucial factor in early life. The ...

Lacanian Psychoanalysis from Clinic to Culture

Lacanian Psychoanalysis from Clinic to Culture

1st Edition

By Berjanet Jazani
November 30, 2020

This accessible and insightful book merges Lacanian theory, psychoanalytic case studies, and the author’s personal experiences to illuminate the relevance of Lacanian psychoanalysis in mapping contemporary subjectivity. Using examples from cinema, artificial intelligence, and clinical and cultural ...

Lacan and Marx The Invention of the Symptom

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom

1st Edition

By Pierre Bruno
August 27, 2019

Lacan and Marx: The Invention of the Symptom provides an incisive commentary on Lacan’s reading of Marx, mapping the relations between these two vastly influential thinkers. Unlike previous books, Bruno provides a detailed history of Lacan’s reading of Marx and surveys his references to Marx in ...

The Law of the Mother An Essay on the Sexual Sinthome

The Law of the Mother: An Essay on the Sexual Sinthome

1st Edition

By Geneviève Morel
November 26, 2018

The law of the mother is made up of words charged with pleasure and suffering that leave their mark on us in early childhood. In this groundbreaking book, Geneviève Morel explores whether it is possible for the child to escape subjection from this maternal law and develop their own sexual identity....

Lacan Reading Joyce

Lacan Reading Joyce

1st Edition

By Colette Soler
October 15, 2018

This book discusses Jacques Lacan’s contribution to understanding the life and work of James Joyce, introducing Colette Soler’s influential reading to English readers for the first time. Focusing on Lacan’s famous Seminar on Joyce, the reader will no doubt learn much from Lacan, but also, as Soler ...

Hysteria Today

Hysteria Today

1st Edition

By Anouchka Grose
January 13, 2016

Hysteria, one of the most diagnosed conditions in human history, is also one of the most problematic. Can it even be said to exist at all? Since the earliest medical texts people have had something to say about 'feminine complaints'. Over the centuries, theorisations of the root causes have lurched...

Introductory Lectures on Lacan

Introductory Lectures on Lacan

1st Edition

By Astrid Gessert
September 15, 2014

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, ...

Premature Birth The Baby, the Doctor and the Psychoanalyst

Premature Birth: The Baby, the Doctor and the Psychoanalyst

1st Edition

By Catherine Vanier
February 06, 2015

If advances in medical technology now allow babies to be born earlier and survive premature birth, what of the psychical impact of this emergence into the world? What consequences can premature birth have for babies, for their families, and for the medical staff around them? In this exciting and ...

Freud and the Desire of the Psychoanalyst

Freud and the Desire of the Psychoanalyst

1st Edition

By Serge Cottet
December 31, 2012

Freud's invention of psychoanalysis was based on his own desire to know something about the unconscious, but what have been the effects of this original desire on psychoanalysis ever since? How has Freud's desire created symptoms in the history of psychoanalysis? Has it helped or hindered its ...

Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957)

Lacan and Levi-Strauss or The Return to Freud (1951-1957)

1st Edition

By Markos Zafiropoulos
December 31, 2010

Lacan and Levi-Strauss are often mentioned together in reviews of French structuralist thought, but what really links their distinct projects? In this important study, the author shows how Lacan's famous 'return to Freud' was only made possible through Lacan's reading of Levi-Strauss. Via a careful...

Obsessional Neurosis Lacanian Perspectives

Obsessional Neurosis: Lacanian Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Astrid Gessert
May 02, 2018

Despite the important place it occupies in both Freudian and Lacanian nosology, obsessional neurosis has received far less attention than its erstwhile companion hysteria. This book elaborates and deepen research into questions of obsession, going beyond the usual clichés which reduce obsession to ...

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