(1901-1981)1.Télévision (1973, directed by Benoît Jacquot ) | 152 mb (.MOV)The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan answers to questions submitted by his son-in-lawJacques-Alain Miller. The ORTF (french public TV) broadcast this programme called « psychanalyse ». Then, this intervention was re-written and published in 1974 under thename
. This programme and the text which stemmed from it became famous because this is the only real televisual practise by Lacan. The way he (hardly) tries toadapt himself to TV's prosody provides us a video-object just as strange as singular.Tackled themes here are far from being completely new for a regular Séminaire'slistener (no crucial question is missing for the ones who have attended the Séminaire for 10 years), but the TV spectator can't make head or tail of Lacan's style (such a differentstyle than he has during his Séminaire) and of the too-quickly-declaimed Lacanian'saphorisms. Though this TV show appears obscure, we can't deny its extreme preciseness, even if it causes some uneasiness on both sides of the screen. Nevertheless,this archive has a rare intensity.2.Petit discours à l'ORTF (2 décembre 1966)Broadcast by French Public Radio ORTF. Lacan speaks about his writings (
) thatwere just published in 1966. He underlines the direct affiliation of his works withFreud's discovery and shows how he tries to refresh and to carry on Freud's works.Text in French:http://aejcpp.free.fr/lacan/1966-12-02a.htm3.Lewis Carroll (31 décembre 1966)Lacan's tribute to Lewis Carroll and Alice, broadcast by french radio France Culture.A perfect recording of this old and rare archive.4.Premier impromptu de Vincennes (03 décembre 1969)Between 1969-1970, Jacques Lacan planned to give 4 conferences in the experimental- popular university of Vincennes (Paris), 4 "impromptus" about his formalisation of the 4discourses (Discourse of the Hysteric, of the Master, of the University, of the Analyst).The "Premier impromptu de Vincennes" (first impromptu in Vincennes) was finally thefirst and the last one (the audience was probably still too critical because of May 1968to receive Lacan's discourse in university). He wanted here to talk about the « Discourseof the Master » but there were too many non-pertinent interventions from the audience.This conference is not really a part of Lacan's Séminaire, but it was published as anannexe (under the name "Analyticon") in the official version of this year's Séminaire("Séminaire XVII - L'envers de la psychanalyse"). We can sometimes hear Lacan's dogcalled Justine because of Sade's heroin.Text in French:http://aejcpp.free.fr/lacan/1969-12-03.htm
Answers to seven questions submitted by Robert Georgin. First radio broadcast in June1970 by RTB (Belgium) and ORTF (France). The text "Radiophonie" was published inLacan's Journal Scilicet 2/3, 1970.Text in French:http://aejcpp.free.fr/lacan/1970-06-05.htmRadiophonie : Question 1About Freud and Saussure. According to Lacan, Freud's discovery anticipateslinguistics.Radiophonie : Question 2About the concept of structure and its similar use in linguistics, ethnology and psychoanalysis.Radiophonie : Question 3About the use of metaphor and metonymy in linguistics and psychoanalysis.Radiophonie : Question 4About Freud's discovery of the unconscious considered as a second CopernicianrevolutionRadiophonie: Note on Question 4 (file has gone missing. if you have a replacement, please contact us, thanks)Radiophonie : Question 5About the results of such a revolution on science, on philosophy or even onCommunism and Marxism.
8.Le Séminaire de Caracas (12 juillet 1980)The last known recorded intervention of Lacan in Caracas, Venezuela, just after thedissolution of his Ecole Freudienne de Paris. Lacan opens a 4-days meeting with hisSouth American pupils. He declares his famous « It is up to you to be Lacanians if youwish ; I am Freudian. »Text in French:http://gaogoa.free.fr/Seminaires_HTML/27-D/12071980.htm9.Séminaire XVII (1969-1970) " L'envers de la psychanalyse " (18 mars 1970)This Séminaire about the reverse of psychoanalysis is a kind of turning point in Lacan'steaching. First, that's the period where he formalizes his famous 4 discourses, writingand describing in that way 4 modes of social link. Then, the next 3 Séminaires arecentered on developping the ideas of jouissance and non-existence of a sexual rapportwith the help of formal logic.In this session, Lacan talks about the father's death as a condition of the jouissance for the subject ; that's what Oedipus myth or Freud's