Philadelphia Lacan Study Group

Saturday, September 19, 2015 (1 pm to 3:30 pm)


Whereas Freud’s legacy is partly made up of detailed case presentations, Lacan rarely presented his own cases but revisited Freud’s case studies so as to expand the theory of psychoanalysis. This seminar will consist in readings of Freud and Lacan focusing on the original cases and their analyses.

Recommended Readings for the first meeting:
Freud, S. (1909). Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume X (1909): Two Case Histories (‘Little Hans’ and the ‘Rat Man’), 151-318
Lacan, J. (1979). The Neurotic’s Individual Myth. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 48:405-425.
Hewiston, O. (2013). Reading ‘The Neurotic’s Individual Myth’ – Lacan’s Masterwork on Obsession. Retrieved from
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Suggested viewing:
Hewitson, O. (2014). Jacques Lacan–On Obsession and the Rat Man Case. Retrieved from

WHERE? Philadelphia, PA (Center City) & Online
Dates: Saturdays 1-3:30 pm, about every 6-8 weeks
1st meeting September 19, 2015
Fee: Free of charge

Contact: Cécile G. McKenna at for exact address and online participation.
Open to all interested.

Organized by The San Francisco Bay Area Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis ( in collaboration with the Philadelphia Lacan Study Group.