Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacyis an introduction to the emerging field of Lacanian Discourse Analysis. It includes key papers that lay the foundations for this research, and worked examples from analysts working with a range of different texts. The editorsIan Parker and David Pavón-Cuéllarbegin with an introduction which reviews the key themes in discourse analysis and the problems faced by researchers in that field of work including an overview of the development of discourse analysis in different disciplines (psychology, sociology, cultural studies and political and social theory). They also set out the conceptual and methodological principles of Lacan's work insofar as it applies to the field of discourse.
Ian Parker and David Pavón-Cuéllar have divided the book into three main sections. The first section comprises previously published papers, some not yet available in English, which set out the foundations for 'Lacanian Discourse Analysis'. The chapters establish the first lines of research, and illustrate how Lacanian psychoanalysis is transformed into a distinctive approach to interpreting text when it is taken out of the clinical domain. The second and third parts of the book comprise commissioned papers in which leading researchers from across the social sciences, from the English-speaking world and from continental Europe and Latin America, show how Lacanian Discourse Analysis works in practice.
Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacyis intended to be a definitive volume bringing together writing from the leaders in the field of Lacanian Discourse Analysis working in the English-speaking world and in countries where Lacanian psychoanalysis is part of mainstream clinical practice and social theory. It will be of particular interest to psychoanalysts of different traditions, to post-graduate and undergraduate researchers in psycho-social studies, cultural studies, sociology and social anthropology.
About the Editors:
Ian Parker is a practising psychoanalyst in Manchester, Honorary Professor in Education at the University of Manchester and Visiting Professor in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author ofLacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity(Routledge, 2011).
David Pavón-Cuéllar is Professor of Psychology at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Morelia, Mexico. He has taught psychoanalysis at the University of Paris 8.