The Lacanian Review


Issue #4






7          Marie-Hélène Brousse, Family Games


Growing Pains

13       Jacques Lacan, Note on the Child

15        Daniel Roy, Introduction to “Note on the Child”

17       Véronique Eydoux, Destiny of the Emblem of the Intrusion Complex

23       Jacques-Alain Miller, In the Direction of Adolescence

34       Jacques-Alain Miller, Violent Children

43       Philippe Lacadée, How Do We Understand the Phenomena of Violence in Young People?

56       Anne Edan, “We do not Choose our Family” Some Orientations for Plural Practice in an Institution

The Dialogue

61       Eva Illouz, The Dialogue: “Family Investments”

New Knottings of Kith and Kin

73       Jacques-Alain Miller, Affairs of the Family in the Unconscious

78       Laura Sokolowsky, Freud, His Daughter, and the Other Woman

81       Christel Simler, Delphine Porcheron and Eugenia Caracciolo di Torella, What’s a Family in the Eyes of the Law?

98       Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff, Surrogate Mother(!)

101    François Ansermet, An Observatory Looking Out onto the Future of the Family

New Publications in Our Field

105      François Ansermet, The Art of Making Children

108     Stijn Vanheule, A Lacanian Response to Issues in Psychiatric Diagnosis: An Interview with Stijn Vanheule

Archive: Guattari on Dolto

113     Gary Genosko, Introduction to Félix Guattari, A Game of Scrabble with Lacan

117      Laura Sokolowsky, “You Do What I Theorise”

118     Félix Guattari, A Game of Scrabble with Lacan


124      Chantal Bonneau, The AMS: Partner-Symptom?

128     Dalia Arpin, Analytic Wings and Social Feet


132     Caroline Doucet, The Recipe – 134 Fabian Fajnwaks, The Meanders of Jouissance – 136 Hélène Guilbaud, Losing a Child – 137 Jérôme Lecaux, Hatred Does Not Dissolve – 139 Dalila Arpin, A Slip of the Signature – 141 Laurent Dupont, Dream and Interpretation – An Experience in Solitude – 143 Dominique Holvoet, Explicit Signs of the End of an Analysis – 146 Daniel Pasqualin, Love and Mammography … Tracking Shot – 147 Véronique Voruz, “Shallow Tongue” – 149 Éric Laurent, The Outside Meaning: Between Sublimation and Corporisation


156     Philippe Carpentier, The Weight of Words – “Berck”

160     Angelina Harari, Grandmothers Today

our congresses

164     Lilia Mahjoub, In a State of Transference – Wild, Political, Psychoanalytic

174      Anna Aromí and Xavier Esqué, The Ordinary Psychoses and the Others, Under Transference


182     Serge Cottet, The Learning Years of Psychoanalysis

186     Christiane Alberti, Judith, The Cause Incarnate




It’s all kinds of new!

New? Well, not so new – the journal of the New Lacanian School continues on from Hurly-Burly and stimulates debates around the main events of our working community.

New? Well, yes, very new – it is now also the Anglophone Journal of the World Association of Psychoanalysis and contributes to a worldwide debate between the Schools affiliated to the WAP

How new? Well, absolutely new – in its content as well as in its aim and presentation.

  • A thematic section dealing with the crucial problems of our times : these problems, which organise the master’s discourse, are not only essential for an analyst to grasp to follow the changes occurring in modern subjectivity and symptoms, they also find their moment of truth in the analytic discourse.
  • A section dedicated to the formations of the analyst, to be understood as ‘formations of the unconscious’. Lacan changed the formation of analysts, and as a result was excluded from the analytic orthodoxy and its institutions of the time! For nearly fifty years the Lacanian devices for analytic training have proved their worth:
  • Reduction: the pass replaces the training analysis and ensures that the results of your own analysis are transmitted. Results of analytic experience, shrunk and extracted through an analysis, will be presented in each issue.
  • Supervision, which we call control because it deals with words and speech, not vision.
  • Main themes addressed by the NLS and WAP Congresses each year: theoretical studies and clinical cases.


Oh My God(s) !

All over the world, religions have become a prominent topic causing pain, casualties and blood. What does psychoanalysis know about Gods? What can other forms of knowledge teach psychoanalysis about religions and their subjective manifestations, such as faith? What effects do scientific developments have on religions and beliefs? Is Science replacing belief with certainty? Conversations, articles, interviews are presented here to help clarify the modern mutations of religions and their subjective effects. A solid knowledge made out of the advances in different scientific fields.

The general conversation in The Lacanian Review is vital for the psychoanalysist to know “the whorl into which his era draws him in the ongoing enterprise of Babel”. And, today, the English language is a Babel all of its own

OMG! All That New? Yes – Lacan keeps on being new, no matter how many times you read him. Opening this first issue you will discover:

  • a newly translated text on religion by Lacan,
  • two texts by Jacques-Alain Miller published here in English for the first time.

New, last but not least for The Lacanian Review, TLR: you can subscribe to a paper copy, to a digital copy, or to both at a reduced price!

Subscribe here: www.ecf-echoppe.comEnjoy!

Marie-Hélène Brousse, Chief Editor

with Véronique Voruz, Managing Editor, & Colin Wright, Deputy Managing Editor.


Hurly-Burly: Issue 12: The International Lacanian Journal of Psychoanalysis


Hurly-Burly is available to order on the ECF’s website here or on Karnac’s website here.