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Ornicar? is also the journal of the Department of the Freudian Field at the University of Vincennes, which was founded by Serge Leclaire in 1968 and was led and directed by Lacan and Miller from 1970.
Published seminars include R.S.I. (The real, the symbolic, and the imaginary; 1974-1975) in nos. 2-5; Le Sinthome (The symptom; 1975-1976) in nos. 6-11; L'une-bévue (A blunder; 1976-1977) in nos. 12-18; and the final seminar, Dissolution (1980) in nos. 20-23.
With the publication in no. 9 of a talk that Lacan delivered on January 5, 1977, "The Inauguration of the Clinical Program," Ornicar? became a vehicle for elaborating Lacan's clinical technique, which was developed and taught outside of the École Freudienne at Vincennes.
From January 1975 to June 1989, twenty-eight issues of Ornicar? were published under Miller's editorship. These issues included reprints of psychiatric classics and essays on contemporary clinical practice.
After Lacan's death in 1981, Miller began to publish some of Lacan's unpublished writings in Ornicar? (nos. 24-25), starting with the seven lectures on Hamlet from seminar 6, Le désir et son interprétation (Desire and its interpretation).
Laurence Bataille, the daughter of Sylvia Lacan and Georges Bataille and the stepdaughter of Lacan, acted as director of the publication from 1976 to 1978 and helped to edit the journal before eventually withdrawing. In 1998, starting with no. 49, the journal got a new lease on life under the direction of Miller.
- Miller, Jacques-Alain. (1984). Editorial. Ornicar? 28.