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  • Introduction 1

    I. Clinic of the Discourses

    1. On Shame / Jacques-Alain Miller 11

    2. Enjoyment and Impossibility: Lacan’s Revision of the Oedipus Complex / Paul Verhaeghe 29

    3. Beyond the Oedipus Complex / Russell Grigg 50

    4. The Hysteric’s Truth / Ellie Ragland 69

    5. Toward a New Perversion: Psychoanalysis / Dominiek Hoens 88

    II. The Other Side of Psychoanalysis

    6. Objet a in Social Links / Slavoj Žižek 107

    7. Hegel as the Other Side of Psychoanalysis / Mladen Dolar 129

    8. When Surplus Enjoyment Meets Surplus Value / Alenka Zupancic 155

    9. Enjoy Your Stay: Structural Change in Seminar XVII / Oliver Feltham 179

    10. More Thoughts for the Times on War and Death: The Discourse of Capitalism in Seminar XVII / Juliet Flower MacCannell 195

    11. The Impossible Power of Psychoanalysis / Dominique Hecq 216

    III. Discourses of Contemporary Life

    12. Symptom and Discourse / Éric Laurent 229

    13. Common Markets and Segregation / Marie-Helene Brousse

    14. The Intimate, the Extimate, and Psychoanalytic Discourse / Pierre-Gilles Gueguen 263

    15. Bureaucratic Speech Acts and the University Discourse: Lacan’s Theory of Modernity / Geoff Boucher 274

    16. The “Revolution” in Advertising and University Discourse / Matthew Sharpe 392

    Contributors 315

    Index 319
  • Jacques-Alain Miller

    Paul Verhaeghe

    Russell Grigg

    Ellie Ragland

    Dominiek Hoens

    Mladen Dolar

    Alenka Zupancic

    Oliver Feltham

    Juliet Flower MacCannell

    Dominique Hecq

    Eric Laurent

    Marie-Helene Brousse

    Pierre-Gilles Gueguen

    Geoff Boucher

    Matthew Sharpe

  • “Essential. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, and professionals.”

    “This new book, Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis, comes not a moment too soon. I say that because when I read the first essay I wished that I had already read it, already knew it. . . . I would recommend it as essential to any scholar of Lacan’s work.”


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  • Description

    This collection is the first extended interrogation in any language of Jacques Lacan's Seminar XVII. Originally delivered just after the Paris uprisings of May 1968, Seminar XVII marked a turning point in Lacan’s thought; it was both a step forward in the psychoanalytic debates and an important contribution to social and political issues. Collecting important analyses by many of the major Lacanian theorists and practitioners, this anthology is at once an introduction, critique, and extension of Lacan’s influential ideas.

    The contributors examine Lacan’s theory of the four discourses, his critique of the Oedipus complex and the superego, the role of primal affects in political life, and his prophetic grasp of twenty-first-century developments. They take up these issues in detail, illuminating the Lacanian concepts with in-depth discussions of shame and guilt, literature and intimacy, femininity, perversion, authority and revolt, and the discourse of marketing and political rhetoric. Topics of more specific psychoanalytic interest include the role of objet a, philosophy and psychoanalysis, the status of knowledge, and the relation between psychoanalytic practices and the modern university.

    Contributors. Geoff Boucher, Marie-Hélène Brousse, Justin Clemens, Mladen Dolar, Oliver Feltham, Russell Grigg, Pierre-Gilles Guéguen, Dominique Hecq, Dominiek Hoens, Éric Laurent, Juliet Flower MacCannell, Jacques-Alain Miller, Ellie Ragland, Matthew Sharpe, Paul Verhaeghe, Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupancic

    About The Author(s)

    Justin Clemens is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University in Australia. He is the author of The Romanticism of Contemporary Theory and a coauthor of Avoiding the Subject.

    Russell Grigg is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University. He is a coeditor of Female Sexuality: The Early Psychoanalytic Controversies and the translator of Lacan’s Seminar XVII (forthcoming).

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