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Monday 22 October 2012

Call for papers: Re-working Lacan at work - 2013 Paris Conference

Conference to be held at ESCP Europe Business School Paris, France, 14-15 June 2013


This conference first aims to specify what makes the Lacanian approach both complementary to, and different from, other approaches used: 1) in the field of organizational psychodynamics (approaches inspired by other psychoanalytical schools: Freudian, Kleinian, etc.); 2) and in the field of critcal studies (approaches based on other traditions in philosophy, politics, etc.), where the Lacanian perspective has taken a growing importance over the last years, mainly influenced or mediated by the writings of the philosopher Slavoj Žižek. The second aim of the conference consists of exploring how clinical and critical approaches of organizations, which both refer to Lacanian theory, can be brought into a dialogue. Afer all, both approaches have mainly developed separately and deserve to engage in a more systematic confrontation.

Keynote speakers:

Geneviève Morel
Psychoanalyst, Paris, Lille
Chair of CP-ALEPH (French Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis and its History), Lille
Lecturer and Chair of Savoirs et Clinique (Association for Permanent Education in Psychoanalysis), Paris, Lille
Analyst of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London

Dany Nobus
Professor, Chair of Psychology and Psychoanalysis
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy, Development and External Relations
Head of MA Programme in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society
Brunel University, London


We invite submissions of abstracts of no more than 1,000 words (in English). Deadline for submissions is 15 january 2013. Full papers (in English or in French) will be required by 15 May 2013.
Abstracts should be sent as a Word attachment (containing also the title of the contribution, surname, name, institution, mail address) to Gilles Arnaud (email) and Bénédicte Vidaillet (email).


A conference fee will be charged:
- Academic or Executive: 190€
- Individual: 80€
- Student: 40€

The conference will be held in English and in French. Simultaneous translation in French or English will be provided.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact any member of the organizing committee.

Organizing Committee

Gilles Arnaud, ESCP Europe, France (email)
Carl Cederström, Cardiff University, UK (email)
Laurent Chaine, Psychoanalyst, Paris, France (email)
Carine Chemin-Bouzir, Reims Management School, France (email)
Casper Hoedemaekers, University of Essex, UK (email)
Stijn Vanheule, Ghent University, Belgium (email)
Bénédicte Vidaillet, University of Lille, France (email)

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