The dates for the conference will be confirmed once the travel and social restrictions are clearer. The deadline for the submission of abstracts will also be confirmed later.
Lacan’s Écrits Conference
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by Lacan in Scotland
2020 sees the publication of the third volume of our guide to reading Jacques Lacan’s Écrits. To mark this event, we will be hosting the third Écrits conference in Edinburgh. This follows highly successful conferences in Ghent in 2018 and Pittsburgh in 2019. You are cordially invited to join us for part three.
All papers should take as their core focus a single écrit. This may be supplemented by readings of other écrits, seminars or the work of other writers, but the core focus should be clear in the abstract and presentation. Submissions focusing on écrits not collected in the Écrits (i.e. works from Autres Écrits, uncollected or untranslated works) are especially welcome.
Papers should follow one of two modes; close readings or applications. The latter may include applications of Lacan’s ideas to other fields, contemporary issues or clinical material. Papers may, of course, combine close reading with applications.
All presenters will be allocated 15 minutes in which to present. This translates as approximately 2000 words. Presenters are encouraged to talk to, rather than read to, their audience.
Submission of Abstracts
Please send your proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org – mentioning either ‘Paper Proposal 2020 Lacan Ecrits Conference’ or ‘Panel Proposal 2019 Lacan Ecrits Conference’ in the subject box.