Philadelphia Lacan Study Group

Saturday, March 26, 2016 (1:00 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.
​This seminar proposes to read Freud and Lacan together i.e. the original cases and its analyses. A suggested reading list will be provided to the participants ahead of each meeting. Specific passages might be read aloud and commented during the meetings. For this meeting we will continue reading Freud’s Wolf-Man.

​Recommended Reading:
Freud, S. (1918). From the History of an Infantile Neurosis. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVII (1917-1919): An Infantile Neurosis and Other Works, 1-124
Lacan, J. (1952). Séminaire sur l’homme aux loups. Unpublished. Retrieved from

Suggested Reading
Abraham, N. & Torok, M. (1986/2005). The Wolfman’s Magic Word. University Of Minnesota Press
Gardner, E. Editor. (1971). The Wolf-Man by the Wolf-Man. Basic Book [Note: it includes the autobiography by the Wolf Man, the case by Freud, and a supplement by Brunswick, the Wolf-Man’s second analyst]
Hewiston, O. (2010). Reading Lacan Seminar III Chapter 1. Retrieved from
Hewiston, O. (2010). What does Lacan Say About Déjà Vu. Retrieved from
Lacan, J. (1966/2006). The Function and Field of Speech and Language in Psychoanalysis, Écrits (Bruce Fink Translator). Norton, pp. 197-268 Lacan, J. (1966/2006). On a Question Prior to Any Possible Treatment of Psychosis, Écrits (Bruce Fink Translator). Norton, pp. 445-488
Leader, D. (2011). “The Wolf Man.” What is Madness? Chapter 10, pp.246-272. London, England: Hamish Hamilton of Penguin Group.
Miller, J.-A. (2010). The Wolf Man I. Lacanian Ink 35, pp. 7-83
Miller, J.-A. (2010). The Wolf Man II. Lacanian Ink 36, pp. 6-85

WHERE? Philadelphia, PA (Center City) & Online
Dates: Saturdays 1-3:30 pm, about every 6-8 weeks
Location Philadelphia, PA (Center City) & Online
Dates Saturdays 1-3:30 pm, about every 6-8 weeks,
Contact Cécile G. McKenna
Free of charge.
Open to all interested.

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