These translations were originally done for a reading group of colleagues and graduates which has met since 1987.  Each translation was drafted during the summer vacation, was worked through on a weekly basis by the group and then given its present form.

Tony Hughes has undertaken the task of putting the original photocopies of the seminars into a presentable form.  Here is his description of where the work is at:

a)      All seminars will be updated to improve readability and give a more professional finished product. This requires a very large number of adjustments, given the number of seminars involved.

b)      The following seminars have the diagrams inserted: Seminars V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX,XIXa XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV.

d)      As each of the seminars is completed it will be added to the website and the existing version will be removed.



Seminars of Jacques Lacan 1973-1980

*=Translated by Cormac Gallagher

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Book Year Title
I 1953-4 On psychoanalytic technique
II 1954-55 The ego in Freud’s theory
III 1955-56 Freudian structures in the psychoses
IV 1956-57 Object relations
V* 1957-58 The formations of the unconscious
VI* 1958-59 Desire and its interpretation
VII 1959-60 The ethics of psychoanalysis
VIII* 1960-61 Transference
IX* 1961-62 Identification – Amended by MCL 7.NOV.2011
X* 1962-63 Anxiety -Revised 10-05-2012
XI 1964 The foundations of psychoanalysis
XII* 1964-65 Crucial problems for psychoanalysis
XIII* 1965-66 The object of psychoanalysis
XIV* 1966-67 The logic of phantasy
XV* 1967-68 The psychoanalytic act




From an other to the Other
 L’envers: The other side of psychoanalysis
XVIII* 1970-71 On a discourse that might not be a semblance
XIX* 1971-72 …Ou pire… Or worse
XIXa* 1971-72 The knowledge of the psychoanalyst
XX* 1972-73 Encore
XXI* 1973-74 Les Non Dupes Errent Part 1Les Non Dupes Errent Part 2Les Non Dupes Errent Part 3
XXII* 1974-75 RSI
XXIII* 1975-76 Joyce and the Sinthome Part 1Joyce and the Sinthome Part 2
XXIV* 1976-77 L’insu que sait…Seminar XXIV Final Sessions 1 -12 1976 – 1977.
XXV 1977-78 The Moment to Conclude
XXVI 1978-79 Topology and time
XXVII 1980 Dissolution


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