The Lacanian Forum of London
The Lacanian Forum of London meets fortnightly on Saturdays to discuss texts concerning the theory and practice of Lacanian psychoanalysis. In recent years we have read and discussed Lacan’s Television, Seminar XX and Lacan – The Unconscious Reinvented by Colette Soler. Our programme of studies for 2017 can be viewed here.
The Forum is affiliated with the International of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (IF-SPFLF), an international federation of forums based in Paris, France. Colette Soler presents a concise summary of the contemporary issues being addressed by the Lacanian field in this short text.
Following Lacan’s dissolution of his School, the EFP (École freudienne de Paris) in 1980, a number of forums emerged in various countries. The aim of these forums was to ensure continuation of the study of psychoanalysis and to help shape its practice. After a split in the World Association of Psychoanalysis (AMP), the Forums of the Lacanian Field were created with the aim of forming a school of psychoanalysis. In December 2001, the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (SPFLF) was established at the Second Meeting of the IF.
The forums look to establish lines of communication between psychoanalysis and other discourses, such as health care, political movements, science, philosophy and religion.
If you are interested in getting involved in the activities of the forum, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.