Reading Groups

If you are interested in joining any of the reading groups listed please contact the organiser at the email / mobile listed. Please note some groups are currently open and invite new members.

If you are an organiser of a reading group not listed we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please send details to Marie Walshe at [email protected] or Mary Barry at [email protected].

Online reading group (using Zoom)

Reading Group Open

Organiser: Mou Sultana

The main aim of the group is to provide continuous development for the reading group members and connecting Freudian and Lacanian theories to our everyday clinical work. The group is open for the moment and invites new members.

Contact Mou Sultana: [email protected]  – 086 2541086

“Studies on Hysteria?”

Reading Group Open

Organiser: Nadezhda Chekurova

Saturday 19th of September, 2020 at 19:00 on Zoom

To register please send an email to [email protected] or call Nadezhda at 0877823871)

‘And I can give no better advice to anyone interested in the development of catharsis into psycho-analysis than to begin with Studies on Hysteria and thus follow the path which I myself have trodden.’

Sigmund Freud, Studies on Hysteria (1893–1895)

All welcome but please read Studies on Hysteria SEII


Reading Group Open

Organisers: Florencia Shanahan and Rik Loose

Since 1964, the year that Lacan introduced the idea of the cartel, this instrument of the School has been a crucial part of a formation in psychoanalysis. For those who are not familiar with the concept of the cartel here follows a brief summary of some of its principles:

A cartel consists of four people who choose to work with each other on a particular theme. This theme can be related to the next NLS Congress “Interpretation: From Truth to Event” to be held in June 2020 in Ghent or the next WAP Congress “Dream: Its Interpretation and Use in Lacanian Treatment to be held in April 2020 in Buenos Aires, or indeed any theme one wishes to work on.  For further information email [email protected]

This year, as in previous years, we invite everyone who is interested to form or join a cartel. To join a cartel one does not necessarily need to be a member of ICLO. Everyone is welcome providing you have a desire work within the Lacanian orientation. Cartels can be formed on the basis of a meeting between bodies but also on the basis of meeting virtually (Skype, email) or indeed on the basis of a combination of these. The advantage of virtual cartels is that they provide an opportunity to work with people from other countries and cultures.

Should you wish to form or join a cartel contact Florencia Shanahan or Rik Loose at [email protected]

Daylong Reading Group

A closer reading of Lacan’s‘Kant avec Sade’ and the translations of it.

Organisers: John O’Donoghue

We hope to spend the day (10am to 5pm) reading though ‘Kant avec Sade’ to discuss the various interpretations made of the text and get a little bit more clarity on what Lacan is saying. Those with an interest in the text can attend. Having some understanding of French will also be of benefit to the group.

A light lunch, tea and coffee will be arranged for the day.

Maynooth University – Department of Philosophy

On Saturday 20th February (provisional date).

Limited capacity.

Email: John O’Donoghue at [email protected]

“Freudian Trauma in the Modern Clinic”

Reading Group Closed at present

Organiser: Gerry Byrne

Gerry Byrne is the representative and the group is closed.

RBI Reading Group

Reading Group Closed

Meeting: last Sunday of the Month

Where: Leeson St., Dublin 2

Cartel – Lacan’s Seminar XXIII (le Sinthome)

Reading Group Closed

Organiser: Tom Conlon

The group is closed to new members