LCA: The Lacanian Orientation of Jacques-Alain Miller - 22 Aug-21 Nov

The Lacanian Orientation of Jacques-Alain Miller

A study of crucial moments in Lacan’s teaching through the works of Jacques-Alain Miller


Miller’s “interrogation” of Lacan has continued for over 50 years and has built up a collection of commentaries, readings, scandings and observations that he himself called the Lacanian orientation. Jean-Claude Milner has said that “what Miller says about Lacan, matters to Lacan”, while Slavoj Žižek describes Miller as “the only absolute pedagogical genius” he has ever encountered.

Convened and presented by Russell Grigg. All seminars are broadcast live via Zoom, and downloadable recordings are distributed to enrolled students. 

Held on 12 Saturdays August - November during 2020, 10:00am – 11:45am AEST (UTC+10)

Non-member price: AU$500
LCA Member price: AU$400

“The Lacanian orientation” is the title Miller gave his course at the University of Paris that ran from 1981 to 2011. It is in equal part modest and ambitious. Modest, because Miller set himself the task of transmitting Lacan’s teaching through a tireless reading and rereading of his work. Ambitious, because in the process of returning again and again to Lacan’s teaching he relentlessly pursues something unprecedented in the movement of Lacan’s constantly changing teaching.

Miller, former student in philosophy of Althusser, Barthes, Derrida, Foucault and Canguilhem, began to practise psychoanalysis in 1981 after Lacan’s death. He is the editor of Lacan’s seminars and of many of his writings, former head of the Department of Psychoanalysis at Paris VIII and the founder of the World Association of Psychoanalysis.


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