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The titles of each year (or each 'book') of the [[seminar]], are listed below. 
  
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[[seminar]] ([[French]]: ''[[séminaire]])                 
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==Summary==
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|+The Seminar <BR>''Le Séminaire''<BR><BR>
In contrast with [[Freud]], whose work was primarily written, [[Jacques Lacan]]'s work was for the most part an oral improvisation from notes delivered as an ongoing [[seminar]] that he held in Paris from 1953 to 1980.
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! Book <BR>''Livre'' !! Year<BR>''Année'' !! Title<BR>''Titre'' !!
From 1953 to 1963, [[Lacan]]'s [[seminar]] was held at the [[Sainte-Anne Hospital]] in Paris.  
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! I
From 1964 to 1969, starting with seminar 11, it was held at the [[École Normale Supérieure]] on rue d'Ulm. A
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| 1953-4 || [[The_Seminar%2C_Book_I._Freud%27s_Papers_on_Technique%2C_1953-1954|Freud's Papers on Technique]]. <BR>''[[Les écrits techniques de Freud]]''. || [[image:Sem1.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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nd finally, from 1969 to 1980, starting with seminar 17, it was held before a much larger audience in the amphitheater of the law school at the Panthéon.
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! II
 
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| 1954-5 || [[The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis]].<BR> ''[[Le moi dans la théorie de Freud et dans la technique de la psychanalyse]]''. || [[image:Sem22.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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==Early Lectures==
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! III
In 1951, [[Lacan]] began to give private lectures in [[Sylvia Bataille]]'s apartment at 3 rue de Lille.
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| 1955-6 || [[The psychoses| The Psychoses]].<BR>''[[Les psychoses]]''. || [[image:Sem3.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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The lectures were attended by a small group of [[trainee]] [[psychoanalysts]], and were based on readings of some of [[Freud]]'s [[case histories]]: [[Dora]], the [[Rat Man]] and the [[Wolf Man]].  
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! IV
 
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| 1956-7 || [[Object Relations]].<BR> ''[[La relation d'objet et les structures freudiennes]]''. || [[image:Sem4.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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==Hôpital Sainte-Anne==
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! V
In 1953, the venue of these lectures moved to the [[Hôpital Sainte-Anne]], here a larger audience could be accommodated.
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| 1957-8 || [[The formations of the unconscious|The Formations of the Unconscious]].<BR> ''[[Les formations de l'inconscient]]''. || [[image:Sem5.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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Although [[Lacan]] sometimes refers to the private lectures of 1951-2 and 1952-3 as the first two years of his '[[seminar]]', the term is now usually reserved for the public lectures which began in 1953.
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! VI
 
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| 1958-9 || [[Desire and its interpretation| Desire and its Interpretation]]. <BR> ''[[Le désir et son interprétation]]''. ||
From that point on until his [[death]] in 1981, [[Lacan]] took a different theme each academic year and delivered a series of lectures on it.
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! VII
These twenty-seven annual series of lectures are usually referred to collectively as 'the [[seminar]]', in the singular.
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| 1959-60 || [[The Ethics of Psychoanalysis]].<BR> ''[[L'éthique de la psychanalyse]]''. || [[image:Sem7.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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==École Normale Supérieure==
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! VIII
 
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| 1960-1 || [[Le_transfert | Transference]].<BR> ''[[Le transfert (dans sa disparité subjective)]]''. || [[image:Sem8.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
After ten years at the [[Hôpital Sainte-Anne]], the [[seminar]] moved to the [[École Normale Supérieure]] in 1964, and to the Faculté de Droit in 1973.   
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! IX
These changes of venue were due to various reasons, not least of which was the need to accommodate the constantly growing audience as the [[seminar]] gradually became a focal point in the Parisian intellectual resurgence of the 1950s and 1960s.
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| 1961-2 || [[L%27identification | Identification]].<BR> ''[[L'identification]]''. ||
 
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== Speech ==
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| 1963 || [[Les Noms du père|The Names of the Father]].<BR> ''[[Les Noms du père]]''. ||
Given [[Lacan]]'s insistence that [[speech]] is the only medium of [[psychoanalysis]],<ref>{{E}} p.40</ref> it is perhaps appropriate that the original means by which [[Lacan]] developed and expounded his ideas should have been the spoken [[word]].
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! X
As [[Lacan]]'s [[seminar]]s became increasingly popular, demand grew for written transcripts of the [[seminar]].
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| 1962-3 || [[L'angoisse|Anxiety]].<BR> ''[[L'angoisse]]''. || [[image:Sem10.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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However, apart from a few small articles that he wrote on the basis of some lectures delivered in the course of the [[seminar]], [[Lacan]] never published any account of his own [[seminar]]s.
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! XI
 
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| 1964 || [[Seminar XI|The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis]]. <BR> ''[[Les quatre concepts fondamentaux de la psychanalyse]]''. || [[image:Sem11.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
In 1956-9 [[Lacan]] authorised Jean-Bertrand Pontalis to publish a few summaries of sections of the [[seminar]] during those years, but this as not enough to satisfy the growing demand for written accounts of [[Lacan]]'s teaching.  
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! XII
Hence unauthorised transcripts of [[Lacan]]'s [[seminar]] began increasingly to be circulated among his followers in an almost clandestine way.  
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| 1964-5 || [[Crucial problems for psychoanalysis | Crucial Problems for Psychoanalysis]]. <BR> ''[[Problèmes cruciaux pour la psychanalyse]]''. ||
 
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Even during [[Lacan]]'s lifetime, the [[seminar]] circulated in the form of photocopies of diverse and unreliable written versions of the spoken text.  
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! XIII
 
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| 1965-6 || [[The object of psychoanalysis | The Object of Psychoanalysis]]. <BR>''[[L'objet de la psychanalyse]]''. ||
Beginning in 1973, [[Lacan]] entrusted the transcription of the [[seminar]] to [[Jacques-Alain Miller]].  
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! XIV
In 1973, [[Lacan]] allowed his son-in-law, [[Jacques-Alain Miller]], to publish an edited transcript of the lectures given in 1964, the eleventh year of the [[seminar]].  
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| 1966-7 || [[The logic of fantasy | The Logic of Fantasy]]. <BR>''[[La logique du fantasme]]''.
 
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In an editor's note to ''[[The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis]]'', the first of his publications of [[Lacan]]'s [[seminars]], [[Miller]] writes:
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! XV
 
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| 1967-8 || [[The Psychoanalytic Act]].<BR>''[[L'acte psychanalytique]]''.
<blockquote>"My intention here was to be as unobtrusive as possible and to obtain from Jacques Lacan's spoken work an authentic version that would stand, in the future, for the original, which does not exist."<ref>{{S11}} p. xi</ref></blockquote>
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! XVI
Since then, [[Miller]] has continued to bring out edited versions of other years of the [[seminar]], although the number published is still fewer than half.  
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| 1968-9 || [[From one other to the Other | From One Other to the Other]]. <BR>''[[D'un Autre à l'autre]]''. || [[image:Sem16.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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[[Miller]]'s role in editing and publishing the [[seminar]] has led to some very heated arguments, with opponents claiming he has distorted [[Lacan]]'s original.
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! XVII
 
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| 1969-70 || [[The reverse of psychoanalysis | The Reverse of Psychoanalysis]].<BR> ''[[L'envers de la psychanalyse]]''. || [[image:Sem17.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
However, as [[Miller]] himself has pointed out, the transition from an oral to a written medium, and the editing required by this, means that these published versions of the [[seminar]] could never be simple transcripts of the lectures given by [[Lacan]].<ref>Miller, 1985</ref>
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! XVIII
So far only nine of the yearly [[[[seminar]]]]s have been published in book form, while authorised extracts from others have appeared in the journal [[Ornicar?]].
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| 1971 || [[On a Discourse That Would Not Be Semblance]].<br>''[[D'un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant]]''.
 
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Unauthorised transcripts of the unpublished years of the [[seminar]] continue to circulate today, both in [[France]] and abroad.
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! XIX
 
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| 1971-2 || [[. . . Or Worse]].<BR>''[[...ou pire]]''.
[[Name-of-the-Father]] was to be the next [[seminar]], but only a single session was given, on November 25, 1963, at [[Sainte-Anne Hospital]].  
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! XX
[[Lacan]] stopped giving this [[seminar]] when he learned that the [[International Psychoanalytical Association]] had refused to reinstate him as a [[training]] [[analyst]].
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| 1972-3 || [[Encore]].<BR>''[[Encore]]'' || [[image:Sem20.jpg|thumb|50px|right]]
 
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Each [[seminar]] contains approximately 25 presentations from the weekly seminar]].
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| 1973-4 || [[The Non-Duped Err/The Names of the Father]].<BR>''[[Les non-dupes errent]]''.
While each presentation is supposed to pick up and follow on from the week before, the connections can often be tenuous. 
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!XXII     
Unlike the ''[[Écrits]]'', the [[seminar]]s are not difficult to read, but it can still be hard to follow the train of associations and links that [[Lacan]] makes.
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| 1974-5 || [[RSI]].<BR>''[[RSI]]''.
 
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Usually, though, in a performative flourish [[Lacan]] will pull the whole presentation together in the final moments and provide a startlingly clear and understandable formulation of what he has been talking about.
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| 1975-6 || [[The Sinthome]].<BR>''[[Le sinthom]]''.
The individual [[seminar]]s that make up [[Lacan]]'s [[seminar]] are as follows:
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!XXIV
Because [[Lacan]] was old and ill, seminar 27 was not delivered publicly but only published.  
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| 1976-7 || [[One Knew That It Was a Mistaken Moon on the Wings of Love]].<BR>''L'insu que sait de l'une-bévue s'aile à mourre''.
 
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It dealt with the dissolution of his school,École freudienne de Paris (Freudian School of Paris).
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| 1977-8 || [[The Moment of Concluding]].<BR>''[[Le moment de conclure]]''.
== Definition ==
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A [[seminar]] is a form of academic teaching, at a university or offered by a commercial or professional organization, in small groups where students are requested to actively participate during meetings.
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| 1978-9 || [[Topology and Time]].<BR>''[[La topologie et le temps]]''.
This often has to be done by presenting a paper in class and also in written form. Normally, participants must not be beginners.
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The idea behind [[[[seminar]]]]s is to confront students with the methodology of their chosen subject and also to familiarise them with practical problems that might crop up during their research work. Often a [[seminar]] will be open to discussion, where questions can be raised and debates conducted.
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| 1980 || [[Dissolution]].<BR>''[[Dissolution]]''.
 
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Another form of academic teaching is lecturing, a form which involves larger student groups with less active participation.
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In some European universities a [[seminar]] can be a large lecture course, especially when conducted by a renowned thinker, regardless of the size of the audience or its participation in discussion.
 
 
 
==See Also==
 
* ''[[École freudienne de Paris]]'' ([[École freudienne de Paris|Freudian School of Paris]])
 
* [[France]]
 
* [[Jacques-Marie Émile Lacan]]
 
* [[Maurice Merleau-Ponty]]
 
* ''[[Ornicar?]]''
 
* [[Sainte-Anne Hospital]]
 
 
 
==References==
 
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# École Lacanienne de psychanalyse. (1991). Le transfert dans tous ses errata and Pour une transcription critique des séminaires de Jacques Lacan. Paris: E.P.E.L.
 
# Miller, Jacques-Alain. (1985). Entretien sur le séminaire avec François Ansermet. Paris: Navarin.
 
  
  
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Revision as of 00:19, 8 August 2006

The titles of each year (or each 'book') of the seminar, are listed below.

The original French titles are listed below the English ones.

The Seminar
Le Séminaire

Book
Livre
Year
Année
Title
Titre
I 1953-4 Freud's Papers on Technique.
Les écrits techniques de Freud.
Sem1.jpg
II 1954-5 The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis.
Le moi dans la théorie de Freud et dans la technique de la psychanalyse.
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III 1955-6 The Psychoses.
Les psychoses.
Sem3.jpg
IV 1956-7 Object Relations.
La relation d'objet et les structures freudiennes.
Sem4.jpg
V 1957-8 The Formations of the Unconscious.
Les formations de l'inconscient.
Sem5.jpg
VI 1958-9 Desire and its Interpretation.
Le désir et son interprétation.
VII 1959-60 The Ethics of Psychoanalysis.
L'éthique de la psychanalyse.
Sem7.jpg
VIII 1960-1 Transference.
Le transfert (dans sa disparité subjective).
Sem8.jpg
IX 1961-2 Identification.
L'identification.
1963 The Names of the Father.
Les Noms du père.
X 1962-3 Anxiety.
L'angoisse.
Sem10.jpg
XI 1964 The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis.
Les quatre concepts fondamentaux de la psychanalyse.
Sem11.jpg
XII 1964-5 Crucial Problems for Psychoanalysis.
Problèmes cruciaux pour la psychanalyse.
XIII 1965-6 The Object of Psychoanalysis.
L'objet de la psychanalyse.
XIV 1966-7 The Logic of Fantasy.
La logique du fantasme.
XV 1967-8 The Psychoanalytic Act.
L'acte psychanalytique.
XVI 1968-9 From One Other to the Other.
D'un Autre à l'autre.
Sem16.jpg
XVII 1969-70 The Reverse of Psychoanalysis.
L'envers de la psychanalyse.
Sem17.jpg
XVIII 1971 On a Discourse That Would Not Be Semblance.
D'un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant.
XIX 1971-2 . . . Or Worse.
...ou pire.
XX 1972-3 Encore.
Encore
Sem20.jpg
XXI 1973-4 The Non-Duped Err/The Names of the Father.
Les non-dupes errent.
XXII 1974-5 RSI.
RSI.
XXIII 1975-6 The Sinthome.
Le sinthom.
XXIV 1976-7 One Knew That It Was a Mistaken Moon on the Wings of Love.
L'insu que sait de l'une-bévue s'aile à mourre.
XXV 1977-8 The Moment of Concluding.
Le moment de conclure.
XXVI 1978-9 Topology and Time.
La topologie et le temps.
XVII 1980 Dissolution.
Dissolution.