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Jacques Lacan gives the opening lecture at the International James Joyce Symposiumin in Paris, 1975.

Jacques-Marie Émile Lacan (April 13, 1901September 9, 1981) was a French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

He is one of the most important figures in the history of psychoanalysis, but is also acknowledged for his influence across a wide range of disciplines.

1. Biography
2. Theory
3. Practice
4. Bibliography
5. See Also
6. References


Click here for a more complete chronology of Jacques Lacan's life.

align="left" style="padding: 0.2em 0.2em 0.2em 0.5em; margin: 0.5em 0 1em 0;" | Lacan studies medicine and psychiatry and completes his doctoral thesis on paranoid psychosis.

He presents a paper on the mirror stage -- his first theoretical contribution to psychoanalysis -- at a conference of the International Psycho-Analytical Association (IPA) in Marienbad.

Lacan is a member of the (IPA affiliated) Société psychanalytique de Paris (SPP) until he resigns to join the Société Française de Psychanalyse (SFP).
Lacan begins his first public seminar (which he will continue to give annually until his death).

Thereafter, he rises to become a renowned and controversial figure in the international psychoanalytic community.

Lacan leaves the SFP (after his "expulsion" from the IPA) and founds his own school, the École Freudienne de Paris (EFP).

Following the publication of the Écrits (1966), there is an explosion of interest in his work in France and abroad.

Lacan single-handedly dissolves the EFP and creates in its stead the Cause freudienne.

However, Lacan soon dissolves the Cause freudienne and replaces it with the École de la Cause freudienne.


Click here for a more complete bibliography of Jacques Lacan's work.

Lacan's most important theoretical contributions to psychoanalysis were presented in his seminars.

In 1966, a selection of Lacan's most important papers are published under the title Écrits; fewer than one-third of them are included in the English Écrits: A Selection (1977).

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