The Øther


The Online Journal of the San Francisco Society for Lacanian Studies

Book Review:

Jacques Lacan (2014) Anxiety: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book X, edited by Jacques-Alain Miller, translated by A.R. Price (Cambridge, UK and Malden, USA: Polity Press)
by Shiva Kumar Srinivasan, Ph.D., Professor, Behavioral Sciences, IIPM

Book Review:

Charles Freeland (2013). Antigone, In Her Unbearable Spendor: New Essays on Jacques Lacan’s The Ethics of Psychoanalysis (Albany: State University of New York)
by Shiva Kumar Srinivasan, Ph.D., Professor, Behavioral Sciences, IIPM

Book Review:

Alain Badiou and Élisabeth Roudinesco (2014). Jacques Lacan: Past and Present – A Dialogue, translated by Jason E. Smith (New York: Columbia University Press)
by Shiva Kumar Srinivasan, Ph.D., Professor, Behavioral Sciences, IIPM

“What’s in the Basket?”: Jouissance and the Circuit of the Lacanian Drive
by Shane Gilley, Oklahoma State University

A Lacanian Obituary: Remembering Aijaz ul Haque – Mirror Stage Lacanian Perspective

By Air Commodore (Retired) M. Tariq Qureshi

Mourning Becomes Electra” – A Tragic Play in Greek Tradition with Freudian and Lacanian Underpinnings

By Air Commodore (Retired) M Tariq Qureshi

Between the Structures of Naming
By Scott Henstrand

The Object of Proximity
By Daniel Tutt, American University

We invite all members of the Lacanian community, in the United States and everywhere else, to submit papers for inclusion in what we hope will be an important resource on psychoanalysis. Papers must be in English, and must relate to Lacanian theory and/or praxis. We will post suitable papers as we receive them. They will be available in at least two places on our site – under the main subject, and under the author’s name. All authors will retrain copyright of their own material, and may ask to have a paper removed at any time. Please submit in word format to Anna Shane,

Authors will also submit a biography, and a list of previous publications, and where they can be found. If you have a paper that is no longer available, you may submit it and we’ll include it, with acknowledgment of first publication, if you retain the copyright. It is important to date the paper, from when it was first written, and/or first published. We don’t adhere to a particular footnote or endnote policy.

We are particularly interested in papers relating to one of Lacan’s published or unpublished works, to Freud, commentaries on contemporaries, such as Benvenuto, Miller, Safouan, Ragland and Zizek, and book reviews. We will have a special section on Film and Psychoanalysis, Art and Psychoanalysis, Crime and Psychoanalysis, The Symptom, Politics and Psychoanalysis, and Religion and Psychoanalysis, however we will not refuse any clearly written Lacanian paper that speaks to its subject. Your paper will be copy edited by an editor of our journal.

Please help us make this a useful site for study by sending in terrific papers you’ve written already, either unpublished or no longer available. You can also contribute by sending in book reviews, commentaries on papers on our site, as well as with your suggestions and interest.

Thank you,

Anna Shane

Managing Editor

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