30 de outubro de 2013

WAP congress : call for papers

The London Society
of the New Lacanian School

The Clinical Day of Wenesday, 16 April, 2014
Call for Papers
Clinical Day - Wednesday

The Clinical Day of the next Congress will take place on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. In eight parallel sessions, the members of the WAP will have the opportunity to present their works.
The presentations must be inscribed within one of the thematic axes that the Scientific Committee has proposed by way of orientation. See below.
A Real for the 21st Century, the title of the Congress, requires that we give ourselves pause before the stakes it contains, and the clinical papers will devote themselves clearly to draw out the consequences for analytic treatment.
This means that we expect from each presenter that s/he will let us hear in what way it is not only the analysands who are of this century, but also how his or her own practice is implicated there.
Papers should, therefore, contain a reflection articulated to the clinic, and may have an orientation that places more emphasis on one or the other point: clinical-theoretical or theoretical-clinical.
We shall work in one-hour long sessions, during which two papers of 15 minutes each will be presented; a chairperson will be responsible for facilitating the discussion that will highlight the acute points of the presentations, as well as for ensuring time keeping; s/he will be accompanied by a discussant, who will have had previous exchanges with both presenters, in order to refine the articulation of the papers, not only with regards to the theme of the session, but also between them;  the presenters will also answer questions from the audience.
You are asked to choose one among the main concepts that emerge from the directions provided by Jacques-Alain Miller in his presentation of the theme of the Paris Congress.
• The putting back into question of interpretation;
• The elaboration of a clinic focused on «dismantling the defence»;
• The redefinition of the desire of the analyst;
• The relevance of approaching the Real by means of the Borromean knot: what knottings for the speaking being in the 21st Century?
Other concepts may be integrated into these axes, such as the question of style, contemporary creation, addictions, solitude, sexuality, societal reconfigurations [violence, fanaticism, homosexual marriage], the body treated by machines [aesthetics, sports, etc.]...
 The Scientific Committee of the Clinical Day will be coordinated by Pierre Naveau. The committee is composed of Hélène Bonnaud, Sonia Chiriaco, Philippe de Georges, Philippe Hellebois, Sophie Marret-Maleval and Pierre Stréliski.
 General recommendations:
  • - Papers should not exceed 7,000 characters, including spaces.
  • - The deadline for submissions of papers is 15 December 2013 – after which the reading and selection of papers will be carried out.
  • - The selected papers will be distributed among discussants, who will seek to promote exchange with and between the authors, as well as to adjust the papers to the theme of the session in which they will be presented.
  • - Papers must be sent to the following e-mail address:

The subject of the e-mail should read: Clinical Day + SURNAME and first name of the author.
An email acknowledging "RECEIPT" of your paper will be sent to you. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please send your paper once again.


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