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MSc in Clinical Psychology (Denis Diderot University, Paris, France)
MA in Psychoanalytic Studies (Brunel University, UK)

Associated publications:

Editor-in-Chief (2010-2013) of Hurly-BurlyThe International Lacanian Journal of Psychoanalysis, published for the Freudian Field by the New Lacanian School.

Selected Papers and Lectures

  • “Score & Partition”, lecture delivered to the London Society of the New Lacanian School,  Student Central, London, April 2017. Audio recording posted on Radio-Lacan.
  • “Cipher ~ Notation ~ Parse”, Keynote Lecture at the Psychoanalysis in Our Time Congress,  Sopot, Poland, April 2017.
  • “Flat Surface Painting and the Screen of Alterity. A lecture in two parts in celebration of Squint (19) by Michael Simpson”, hosted by the Culture & Psychoanalysis Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, October 2016.
  • “The Screen and the Virtual in Psychoanalysis”, lecture delivered to the New York Flag Study Group, Columbia University, October 2015. Forthcoming in (Re-Turn): A Journal of Lacanian Studies, 2016. Draft copy available in pdf.
  • “The Invocatory Drive; from a still small voice to the scream of nature”, lecture delivered to the Irish Circle of Lacanian Orientation (ICLO), Grantham House, Dublin, December 2014. Audio recording posted on Radio-Lacan.
  • “I start off from the limit: on the first lesson of Seminar XX, Encore”, paper delivered to NLS-Québec, Montréal, September 2013, printed in English in Lacunae, APPI International Journal of Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Issue 11, November 2015, pp. 131-164. Available in pdf.
  • “War, and Why: On the 1932 Einstein/Freud Correspondence”, lecture delivered to the United Nations mandated University For Peace, Costa Rica, March 2013.
  • “On the Real and Natural-Kind Terms: An Introduction to Ian Hacking’s Paper ‘Putnam’s Theory of Natural Kinds and their Names is not the Same as Kripke’s’”, in Hurly-Burly, Issue 7, May 2012, pp. 119-128; posted on the site of the World Association of Psychoanalysis: Blog for the IXth Congress of the WAP.
  • “Décocher la flèche : le dire de l’amour dans la contingence de la rencontre”, presentation delivered in conclusion to the 2010-2011 seminar on Lacan's Séminaire XXI at the École de la Cause freudienne, published in Lesnœuds de l’amour, edited by P. Prost, Navarin éditeur, Paris, 2011.
  • “Commentaire sur ‘L’inconscient’ de Freud”, lecture delivered at the Association suisse-romande, (ASREEP-NLS), Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2011. Recording on-line at: //
  • “Semblants and Sinthome in Freud’s ‘Three Lines of Development’”, paper delivered to the London Society of the NLS, January 2010, posted on NLS-Messager, No. 665 (French translation by M. Bremond) and published in Psychoanalytical Notebooks of the London Society, Issue 21, May 2010, pp. 51-63. Posted on the website of the Champ freudien / Freudian Field.
  • “L’affect, entre péché et vertu”, paper delivered at the DIVA Seminar, Paris, February 2010, published in Brochure DIVA, 2010, Paris, 2011, pp. 17-24.
  • “Overview on the Debate on the Pass in the Journal des Journées”, posted on NLS-Messager, No. 629, January 2010.
  • “On Lacan’s Remarks on Chinese Poetry in Seminar XXIV”, paper delivered at the Seventh NLS Congress, Lacanian Interpretation, Paris 2009, published in Hurly-Burly, Issue 2, November 2009, pp. 195-203.
  • “‘L’arme fatale”/”Lethal Weapon”, paper delivered at the Paris-USA Lacan Seminar (PULSE) on Ordinary Psychosis, 2008, published in Quarto, n° 94-95, January 2009, pp. 101-103/Psychoanalytical Notebooks of the London Society, Issue 19, July 2009, pp. 211-17.
  • “Obnubilée par l’image : Un imaginaire très singulier” published in Volume de préparation de la 5e journée de la Section clinque Paris Saint-Denis : L’image du corps dans la psychose, September 2007, pp. 20-25.
  • “Les neurosciences aux prises avec les singes dactylographes” in ECF-débats, 23 March 2006.
  • “Michael Walzer à Paris !” in La Cause freudienne, n° 59, February 2005, pp. 198-200.
  • “The Originary Formation” report delivered to the London Society of the NLS at a Study Day on The Training Effect in Psychoanalysis, 26 October 2002.
  • “Modalities of the Other in Hypochondria” paper delivered to the ACF-VLB. Translated by J. Joucla as “Modalités de l'Autre dans l'hypocondrie”, 2000.
  • “Jealousy as a Mechanism of Defence in the Case of Dora” published in Psychoanalytical Notebooks of the London Circle, Issue 3, 1999.

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