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ASP766 - Introduction to Lacan

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Offered in alternate years: 2015, 2017.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:G Boucher



Students must be enrolled in course A750

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Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit introduces students to the challenging theoretical work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, which has been influential across a range of disciplines. The unit looks first at the theoretical antecedents of Lacan’s return to the meaning of Freud, and then at Lacan’s vital Seminar III, The Psychoses. Students will develop working understandings of some of Lacan’s key terms, including the imaginary, the symbolic, the master signifier, the Other and the real.


Two essays 2500 words each 50% each.

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