Daniel Adleman is an Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and the University of Toronto, where he teaches A Brief History of Persuasion, Digital Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, and Writing for Social Change.  His writing has appeared in Canadian Review of American StudiesCanadian LiteratureCultural StudiesCrossing Borders (ARP, 2020), Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), and Performing Utopias in the Contemporary Americas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).  He is the co-founder of the Vancouver Institute for Social Research (VISR), a graduate-level critical theory free school held at Vancouver’s Or Gallery.


Jacques André, a psychoanalyst and member of the Association Psychanalytique de France (APF, member of the IPA), teaches psychopathology at the University of Paris VII. He is editor of the series “Petite Bibliothèque de Psychanalyse” at Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), and is the author of the following books: La révolution fratricide. Essai de psychanalyse du lien social (Paris: PUF, 1993); Aux origines féminines de la sexualité (Paris: PUF, 1995); Les états limites (Paris: PUF, 1999); L’énigme du masochisme, editor (Paris: PUF, 1999); L’imprévu, en séance (Paris: Gallimard, 2004) [].


Pietro Andujar is a psychoanalyst working in greater Milan. He is the President of OPIFER (Organizzazione di Psicoanalisti Italiani. Federazione e Registro) in Florence, member of Nodi Freudiani in Milan, teaching psychoanalyst at Istituto E.Fromm in Bologna, member of MnemoArt in Paris. He is now member of I.S.A.P. and co-editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis He began practicing as a psychoanalyst with psychotic children, and later mainly with adult psychotic and narcissistic patients. He has published several essays, including La colpa di vivere: un percorso kafkiano (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 1996); √2, o lo sconforto dell’infinito (Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2000); Sopportare il nonsenso e la regressione: alcuni modi di mettersi in contatto con ‘l’altro’ per condividere un Io (Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2005); Scene della pittura del ‘900, scene della depressione e motivi della psicoanalisi (Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2006); Free Thinking: la psy-chose prochaine ovvero il libero pensiero e la follia vicina di casa (Florence: Art Edizioni, 2008).


Luigi Antonello Armando, after graduating in philosophy in Rome in 1961, has worked on a personal analysis with O. Mannoni in Paris and on a didactic analysis with B. Bartoleschi in Rome. He has translated into Italian texts by Bion (Attention and Interpretation), Bruner (The Process of Education) Dewey (Early Psychological Papers), Erikson (Childhood and Society, Insight and Responsability and Young Man Luther), Mannoni (Clefs pour l’immaginaire). He has contributed to cultural and psychoanalytic journals such as ‘Nuova Rivista Storica’, ‘Letture di Storia’, ‘Studi filosofici’, ‘Psiche’, ‘Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane’, ‘’. He has written several essays (some of them collected in La ripetizione e la nascita [Naples: Liguori 2004]) and books on Freud (Freud e l’educazione [Rome: Armando 1972; French transl. Paris: Les Editions ESF] and Mito e realtà del ritorno a Freud [Rome: Armando 1973; Spanish transl. Buenos Aires: Paidos 1975); Boring (L’invenzione della psicologia [Rome: Nuove Edizioni Romane 1986]); Dewey (Psicologia e filosofia nel primo Dewey [Florence: La Nuova Italia 1986]), Machiavelli (Principi senza padri: una lettura de ‘Il principe’ [Lecce: Manni 2004]). Since 1972 he has taught general and dynamic psychology at the Universities of Siena, Rome and Naples, and psychology of communication at the University of Lecce. He works as a psychotherapist in Rome, [].


Joel Backström is a researcher in philosophy at the University of Helsinki, most recently within the Academy of Finland-funded project ‘A Science of the Soul? Freud, Wittgenstein and Neuroscience in Dialogue’.He teaches philosophy at Helsinki, and also at the Finnish Theatre Academy.He is the author of The Fear of Openness: An Essay on Friendship and the Roots of Morality (Åbo : Åbo Akademis University Press, 2007), “Collectivity, evil and the dynamics of moral value”, with H. Nykänen, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, forthcoming. He published articles on philosophical ‘moral psychology’ and the relation between Freud and Wittgenstein. []


Natalia Baeza obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana) and was
a visiting student at the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Institute for
Social Research in Frankfurt. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher
at the University of Florence in Italy. Her research interests are in
political and social philosophy, especially critical theory, and the
philosophy of psychoanalysis.



Lucas Ballestín is a Ph.D. candidate and fellow in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. His research focuses on the application of psychoanalytic insights to philosophical problems, with a special interest in psychoanalytic ideology critique. His dissertation argued for an understanding of ideology based on the idea of ego defenses. His other research interests include gender and sexuality studies and intellectual history more broadly. He lives in New York and teaches at the New School.



Zsuzsa Baross, retired professor from Trent University, Canada. Her work on temporality, memory, history; the image and the imaginary; the cinema of Jean-Luc Godard; the ethics of writing… appeared in numerous anthologies and journals; held seminars (“Le Cinéma selon Jean-Luc Godard,” “Il y a du rapport sexuel”) at the Collège International de Philosophie. Paris; has been collaborating and published with the group on Artistic Research at Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium. She is the author of The Scandal of Disease (1989), Posthumously, for Jacques Derrida (SAP, 2011) Encounters: Gerard-Titus Carmel, Jean-Luc Nancy, Claire Denis (SAP, 2015);On Contemporaneity, after Agamben: the concept and its times Vol.1“(SAO, 2020). The second volume of On Contemporaneity, after Agamben: Art in the Time that Remains is forthcoming by Sussex Academic Press.


Jhuma Basak, is a PhD in Psychology, a Training Analyst and Joint Secretary of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society.  She is the representative of the 4thregion, the Asia-Pacific sector, and member of the committee on women & psychoanalysis (COWAP) of the IPA.  She was acting as the chief convenor of the 1stCOWAP international conference in Kolkata, India, in 2018.  She is interested in culture, women & gender in psychoanalysis.  She is the editor of Samiksa, the annual psychoanalytic journal of the Indian Psychoanalytical Society.  Also, she is a member of the International Advisory Board of the journal of Institutionalized Children: Exploration & Beyond (ICEB).  Her articles have been broadly translated into different languages, like, Japanese, Spanish, French.  She is associated with different colleges/universities in India (Amdedkar University, Christ University, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Karnavati University), teaching psychoanalysis, psychology, social sicences.  She holds her private practice as well as attached with private hospitals & clinic (Medica Hospital, Woodlands Hospital, & Crystal Minds Clinic in Kolkata, India).


Alan Bass, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and teaches on the graduate philosophy faculty of The New School for Social Research.  He is a training analyst and faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and the Contemporary Freudian Society.  He is the author of Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros (Stanford University Press: Stanford, 2000), Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care (Stanford University Press: Stanford, 2006) and Fetishism, Psychoanalysis and Philosophy: The Iridescent Thing (London: Routledge, 2018), the translator of four books by Jacques Derrida (Writing and Difference, Positions, Margins–Of Philosophy, The Post Card) and the editor of The Undecidable Unconscious: A Journal of Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis. 


Sergio Benvenuto is a researcher in psychology and philosophy at the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, Italy, and a psychoanalyst. He is editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and member of the Editorial Board of American Imago and Psychoanalytic Discourse (PSYAD). He teaches psychoanalysis at the International Institute of the Psychology of Depth in Kiev and at Esculapio Specialization in Psychotherapy in Naples. He was or is a contributor to cultural and scientific journals such as Lettre Internationale, L’évolution psychiatrique, DIVISION/Review.

His publications in English include: ‘Wittgenstein and Lacan Reading Freud’, Journal for Lacanian Studies, vol. 4, nr. 1, 2006, pp. 99–20, « Perversion and charity : an ethical approach », in D. Nobus & L. Downing eds., Perversion. Psychoanalytic Perspectives / Perspectives on Psychoanalysis (London : Karnac, 2006). With A. Molino, In Freud’s Tracks (New York: Aronson, 2008) nominated for Gradiva Award. “The Monsters Next Door”, American Imago. Psychoanalysis and Human Sciences, 69, 2012, 4. “The Gaze of the Blind. Notes on Cézanne and Cubism”, American Imago, vol. 70, 3, Fall 2013. “Does Perversion Need the Law?”, W. Müller-Funk, I. Scholz-Strasser, H. Westerink, Psychoanalysis, Monotheism and Morality (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2013). “Ethics, Wonder and Real in Wittgenstein”, in Y. Gustafsson, C. Kronqvist, H. Nykänen, eds., Ethics and the Philosophy of Culture: Wittgensteinian Approaches, 2013, Cambridge Scholar Publishing.  What are Perversions? (London: Karnac, 2016). Conversations with Lacan. Seven Lectures for Understanding Lacan (London: Routledge, 2020).  He contributed to the volume Coronavirus, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy Conversations on Pandemics, Politics and Society, edited By Fernando Castrillón & Thomas Marchevsky (London: Routledge, 2021). []



Florencia Bernthal Raz is a Psychoanalyst based in New York City.  She has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the UNC (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba Argentina).  She is a Board Member of Fundación Salto in Argentina.  Editor and translator of the academic Journal Saltos.  She is co-founder of Leap (Lacanian Encounter Association of Psychoanalysis) in the US where the center of her work is in research, training and transmission of psychoanalysis.


Enea Bianchi is PhD scholar at the National University of Ireland, Galway (2016—). He earned both his BA and MA in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Rome Tor Vergata with a thesis on the becoming of artistic objects in George Kubler (2013) and over the emotional capitalism studied by Eva Illouz (2015). He is part of the editorial board of the peer reviewed journal of aesthetics and cultural studies Ágalma( He is member of the research group “The Philosophy and Practice of Objects / Things” (NUI Galway: He has held conferences on contemporary aesthetics in Brasil, Peru, Ireland, Poland and in several Italian cities. His articles are published in Italian and international academic journals. (


Jean-Jacques Blévis is a psychoanalyst practicing in Paris. He is a member and former president of Le Cercle Freudien (Paris) and a former member of the École Freudienne de Paris. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on psychoanalysis.



Javier Bolaños is a Psychoanalyst.  President and Founder Member of Fundación Salto. Editor in chief of the academic Journal Saltos.  Co-founder of Leap (Lacanian Encounter Association of Psychoanalysis) in the US.  Grad and post-grad faculty at Universidad Nacional de Cordoba as well as Sanatorio Morra in Cordoba.  He is committed to psychoanalysis as an analyst, a teacher, and a supervisor.


Christopher Bollas is an author and member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. His most recent fiction and plays look at the possibility of expanding the reach of psychoanalytic writing and theorizing. The latter volumes, all published by Free Association Books (London), include the novels Dark at the End of the Tunnel (2004), I Have Heard the Mermaid Singing (2005), and Mayhem (2006); as well as the collection of plays Theraplay & Other Plays (2006). Bollas lives in London and North Dakota.


Matteo Bonazzi is a research fellow at the University of Milan-Bicocca and teaches Critique of Mass Media Communication at SUPSI (Lugano, Switzerland). He is a member of Orbis Tertius, a researchgroup on the contemporary imaginary, and of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in Milan. Bonazzi is the author of several books, including Il Libro e la scrittura. Tra Hegel e Derrida (Mimesis, 2004), Scrivere la contingenza. Esperienza, linguaggio, scrittura in Jacques Lacan (ETS, 2009), and, with F. Carmagnola, Il fantasma della libertà. Inconscio e politica al tempo di Berlusconi (Mimesis 2011).


Néstor A. Braunstein, Argentinean born (1941), psychoanalyst. Professor, Post-Graduate Department, Schools of Psychology and Philosophy and Literature, National University of Mexico. Introducer of Lacan’s teaching in Mexico (1975). Director of a Master Degree in Psychoanalysis (1980-2003). Author of 200 papers published in several psychoanalytic reviews all over the world and of various books: Psicología: Ideología y Ciencia (México: Siglo 21, 1975, 21 editions); Psiquiatría, Teoría del Sujeto, Psicoanálisis (Hacia Lacan) (México: Siglo 21, 1980, 12 editions); La Clínica Psicoanalítica: de Freud a Lacan (Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, 1987); Goce (México: Siglo 21, 1990, 6 editions) [French transl., La Jouissance: un concept lacanien (1992) (Paris: Point-Hors Ligne); 2ª edition (Paris: Eres, 2005)], was translated into English by Verso, 2001. Completely new edition: El goce. Un concepto lacaniano (Buenos Aires: Siglo 21, 2006); Por el camino de Freud (México: Siglo 21, 2001), Ficcionario de Psicoanálisis (México: Siglo 21, 2001). In print: Du côté de chez Freud (Paris: Érès, 2007). He is author of the chapter “Desire and Jouissance in Lacanian Teachings” in the Cambridge Companion to Lacan, Jean-Michel Rabaté, ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003). Author of the introductions to 12 books in various countries, international conferences, round tables and panels. []


Carlo Caltagirone, Neuropsychiatrist, Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation at the Medicine Faculty of “Tor Vergata” University in Rome until 2018 and currently Scientific Director of the “Fondazione Santa Lucia”, Scientific Institute for Research and Health Care.  Author of over 900 publications in international journals reviewed peer in terms of Clinical Neurology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Behavioral Therapy and Neurorehabilitation.  Member of the National (Italian) Committee for Bioethics (CNB)  and member of the National Committee for Biosecurity, Biotechnology and Life Sciences (CNBBSV) of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, member of  Scientific Committee of AIFA (Italian Medicines Agency). [].


Alessandra Campo (Rome) holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of L’Aquila, where she is a member of its Center for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy Après-Coup.  Her recent work has dealt with the relationship between philosophy and psychoanalysis, and in particular with the metaphysical and cosmological implications of the Freudian-Lacanian theory (Bergson, Deleuze, Whitehead).  She recently edited the volume L’Uno perverso. L’uno senza l’Altro: una perversione? (L’Aquila: Textus, 2018), and authored the monography, Tardività. Freud dopo Lacan (Milan: Mimesis, 2018).


Fernando Castrillón, Psy.D., is a practicing personal and supervising psychoanalyst, faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor in the Community Mental Health Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and the founder of the Foundation of California Psychoanalysis (FCP). He is the founding director of CIIS’ The Clinic Without Walls, an innovative psychotherapy clinic serving mostly poor and immigrant communities. Dr. Castrillón is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and a member of the Istituto Elvio Fachinelli ISAP (Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis) based in Rome, Italy. He is the author of a book and numerous articles in both Spanish and English and is currently writing a multivolume work on psychoanalysis and California. Home page: Phone: (510) 295-4711. []


Roberto Cavasola is a psychiatrist, working in a psychiatric hospital in Rome, formerly working in outpatient psychiatric public service, and a psychoanalyst member of “Scuola Lacaniana di Psicoanalisi”, professor in a Lacanian PhD school of psychotherapy in Italy. He published the book Hysteria, depression and Lacan (Macerata: Quodlibet, 2013), and articles on clinical subjects (“Panic attacks as contemporary symptoms”, “The beginning of delusion”), on cinema (“Psycho,the Super ego and the voice”), and on contemporary art (for shows by Elisabetta Benassi and Vettor Pisani).


Lorenzo Chiesa is a philosopher who teaches at the Freud Museum, London, and at the European University at Saint Petersburg. He is editor of the Insubordinations series at the MIT Press (forthcoming). Previously, he was Professor of Modern European Thought at the University of Kent, where he founded and directed the Centre for Critical Thought. His major publications include: Subjectivity and Otherness (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2007); The Italian Difference (Melbourne:, 2009) (with Alberto Toscano); Italian Thought Today (London: Routledge, 2014); Lacan and Philosophy: The New Generation (Melbourne:, 2014); The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016); and The Virtual Point of Freedom (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2016)


Cristiana Cimino, MD, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, with a Freudian and Lacanian training. She practices in Rome.  She is Associate Member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society, SPI (IPA).  She is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis (ISAP). She has been co-editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has long worked on the thought of the psychoanalyst Elvio Fachinelli.  She has published several texts on specialized journals, in various languages, including English.  She is the author of Il discorso amoroso. Dall’amore della madre al godimento femminile (Roma:  Manifestolibri, 2015) [].


Justin Clemens is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the secretary of the Lacan Circle, Melbourne. His publications include the co-editorship of Jacques Lacan and the Other Side of Psychoanalysis (Duke UP 2006) with Russell Grigg and, most recently, the The Jacqueline Rose Reader (Duke UP 2011) with Ben Naparstek and Alain Badiou: Key Concepts (Acumen 2010) with A. J. Bartlett. He is currently working on a book on psychoanalysis as antiphilosophy and another about Kant’s aesthetics.


Marcus Coelen is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor in private practice in Berlin and New York. He also teaches literature and literary theory and currently has an appointment at the Psychoanalytic Study Program at Columbia University.

He has translated into German and edited several volumes of texts by the French novelist and theoretician Maurice Blanchot.

His academic research focuses on modern French thought and the intersection of literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis as well as on the place of madness in analytic practice and theory.

He is currently preparing, together with Jamieson Webster, The Cambridge Introduction to Jacques Lacan.


Guillaume Collett is a PhD candidate (co-tutelle) in the department of French at the University of Kent and in the department of Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VII. His thesis is on Deleuze, Lacan, Spinoza, and anti-humanism. He is co-editing a book on Deleuze and transdisciplinarity and a special issue of Deleuze Studies on philosophical practice, and has translated articles, chapters, and booklets on psychoanalysis and philosophy.


Sergio Contardi is a psychoanalyst working in Milan. He is a member of the Fondation Européenne pour la psychanalyse and has taken part in the foundation and scientific works of APLI (Associazione Psicanalitica Lacaniana Italiana). Today he is a member of Nodi Freudiani Movimento Psicanalitico, which he co-founded. He was a co-director of Scibbolet, a psychoanalytical journal, and is now member of I.S.A.P. and collaborates with the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has published essays and papers in several international journals.


Antonello Correale, M.D., was born in Rome in 1944, and graduated in medicine from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he specialized in psychiatry. He did his analytic training at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (IPA), of which he is presently a standing member. He is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis, Italian Section (ISAP), and past head of Area II of the Mental Health Department of Roma B ASL (the Italian National Health Service). He has published: Il campo istituzionale. Quale psicoanalisi per le psicosi?, ed. with Luigi Rinaldi (Rome: Borla, 2000); Quale psicoanalisi per le psicosi? (Milan: Cortina, 2002); Psicoanalisi e Psichiatria, ed. with Giuseppe Berti Ceroni (Milan: Cortina, 2004); Il gruppo in psichiatria, with Veronica Nicoletti (Rome: Borla, 2005); Borderline, with Alonzi, Carnevali, Di Giuseppe and Giochetti (Rome: Borla, 2006); Area traumatica e campo istituzionale (Roma: Borla 2006). []


Domenico Cosenza, psychologist and psychotherapist, PhD in Psychoanalysis from the University of Paris 8. He is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Milan, Italy. He is an Analyst Member (AME) and current President of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis (SLP) and member of the World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP). He teaches at the Clinical Section of Milan and is frequently invited for teaching in other clinical sections in Spain, France and Italy. He also teaches in the Department of Psychology at Pavia University. He has long experience working in clinical institutions for Eating Disorders in Italy, and is the current vice-president of the FIDA (Federazione Italiana Disturbi Alimentari, [Italian Federation of Eating Disorders]).

He is the author of several books, among them: Jacques lacan e il problema della tecnica in psicoanalisi (Roma: Astrolabio, 2003); Jacques Lacan y el problema de la tecnica en psicoanalisis (Madrid: Gredos, 2008); Il muro dell’anoressia (Roma: Astrolabio, 2008; Spanish tr. El muro de la anorexia, Gredos, Madrid 2013); La comida y el inconsciente. Psicoanalisis y trastornos alimentarios (Buenos Aires: Tres Haces, 2013); Introducción a la clinica psicoanalitica de la anorexia, bulimia y obesidad, Logos n. 8 (Buenos Aires: Grama, 2014); Le refus dans l’anorexie (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014). Viale Monte Nero, 63, 20135 Milan (Italy) [].


Mathias Couturier is Maître de conférences en droit privé et sciences criminelles, at the University of Caen in Normandy, member of the Centre de recherches en droit privé (EA 967) et du pôle « Santé, handicaps, maladie » de la Maison de la recherche en sciences humaines in Caen. He has written many essays about private law, e.g. « Les textes d’application de l’article 52 de la loi du 9 août 2004 relatif à l’usage du titre de psychothérapeute », Revue de droit sanitaire et social, 2010.


Jean-Paul Curnier, a French writer and philosopher, is born on 1951 in Arles, France. He published works on political philosophy about images, art, media and present life. He is also author of literary works, films, video installations and of many papers published on journals. He is member of the Editorial Board of the French journal Lignes. He is lecturer in many cultural European institutions and universities. Among his works : Manifeste (Léo Scheer. Paris, 2000) ; Aggravation 1989-2001 (Farrago : Paris 2002) ; Le Désordre des Tranquilles (Farrago : Tours, 2002) ; Le Froid, le gel, l’image, (Léo Scheer : Paris 2003) ; À vif (Lignes-Manifeste : Paris 2006 ); Montrer l’invisible (écrits sur l’image), Éditions Jacqueline Chambon, Paris, Janvier 2009; Le Commerce des charmes, novel (Paris: CentQuatre/Lignes, 2009) ; Vingt et un tours de la question (radiophonies), Al Dante, janvier 2011. [21, rue Jean Granaud 13200 – Arles ; tel. +33-06 63 02 75 52;]


Benjamin Davidson is a faculty member and research psychoanalyst of the San Francisco Lacanian School, and maintains a private practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco.  Since 2010 he has led a seminar on Lacanian psychoanalysis at Stanford University, where he works as a dean.



Luciano De Fiore teaches History of Modern Philosophy at Sapienza, University of Rome. He is member of the psychoanalytic association ALIPsi and of several philosophical Societies. Among his recent publications, the books La città deserta. Leggendo il Sapere assoluto nella Fenomenologia dello spirito di Hegel (Rome: Lithos 2012); Anche il mare sogna. Filosofie dei flutti (Rome: Editori Riuniti 2013); Passaggi sul vuoto (Giulianova: Galaad 2014); Philip Roth. Fantasmi del desiderio (Rome: Castelvecchi 2018, Second Edition), and Risposte pratiche, risposte sante. Pasolini, il tempo e la politica (Rome: Castelvecchi 2018).



Michel de M’Uzan, a French psychoanalyst, has worked in particular on psychoanalytic psychosomatics. Among his works: Anthologie du délire (Paris : Ed. du Rocher 1956); De l’art à la mort (Paris: Gallimard 1983); La bouche de l’inconscient (Paris: Gallimard 1994); Celui-là (Paris: Grasset 1994); with Christian David & Pierre Marty, L’investigation psychosomatique (Paris: PUF 1994).


Jacques Derrida (El Biar, Algeria, 1930 – Paris 2004) is one of the most famous contemporary philosophers. He taught philosophy at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. His works published in English include: Of Grammatology (Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1976); Writing and Difference (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978); Positions (London: Athlone, 1981); Margins of Philosophy (Brighton: Harvester Press, 1982); Dissemination (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983); The Post-card, from Socrates to Freud and Beyond (Chicago & London: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1987); The Truth in Painting (Chicago & London: Chicago Univ. Press, 1987); Limited Inc. (Evanston: Northwestern Univ., 1988); Of Spirit, Heidegger and the Question (Chicago & London: Chicago Univ. Press, 1989); Memoirs of the Blind, the Self-Portrait & Other Ruins (Chicago & London: Chicago Univ. Press, 1993); Specters of Marx (New York & London: Routledge, 1994.); The Gift of Death (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996); Deconstruction in a Nutshell. A Conversation by J.D. Caputo (New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 1997); Of Hospitality (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2000); The Work of Mourning (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003); Rogues: Two Essays on Reason (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2005).



Edward Dioguardi is a philosopher. He studied Philosophy at The New School for Social Research and studied International Relations, Political Economy, and Middle Eastern Studies at American University. He has also participated in the DC Lacanian Forum and published in collaboration with exmilitary ( His ongoing projects include polemics against “university discourse” (Lacan) and “the culture of narcissism” (Christopher Lasch) [].


Mladen Dolar is professor and senior research fellow at the Department of philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and the advising researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands. He is the author of a dozen books, mainly published in Slovene and some of them translated into a number of languages, and of over a hundred papers published in scholarly journals or as book chapters in various languages. His publications in English include Opera’s Second Death, with Slavoj Žižek (Cambridge: Routledge 2001) and Voice and Nothing More (Boston: MIT Press 2006). His main area of research is the German idealism and French contemporary thought, focused on the Lacanian psychoanalysis. He is one of the founding members of what is referred to as Ljubljana School. [].


Guy Félix Duportail (1952 – 2018) was a French philosopher, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He studied the possibile links between phenomenology and psychoanalysis, and in particular attempted to align Husserl and Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, especially with topology and the Borromean knot. His works include: L’ a priori littéral (Paris: Cerf, 2003); Intentionnalité et Trauma (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005); Les Institutions du monde de la vie (Merleau-Ponty et Lacan)(Grenoble: Millon, 2008); L’origine de la psychanalyse. Introduction à une phénoménologie de l’incoscient (Sesto San Giovanni: Editions Mimesis, 2013); Existence et psychanalyse (Paris: Hermann, 2016).


Divya Dwivedi is a philosopher based in the subcontinent.  She teaches Philosophy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. She is the author of Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics (2019) with Shaj Mohan.  Her recent work is on the philosophy of literature, the  formality of law,  and the postcolonialist racisms of caste.  She has also co-edited the books Public Sphere from outside the West, and Narratology and Ideology, and issues of the revues Critique no. 872-873 (titled L’Inde capitale et colossale) and the Revue des femmes philosophes no. 4-5 (titled Intellectuels, Philosophes, Femmes en Inde: des espèces en danger).


Felix Ensslin holds the Chair of Aesthetics and Art-Mediation at the State Academy for Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a curator (exhibitions include Regarding Terror: The RAF-Exhibition with Klaus Biesenbach and Ellen Blumenstein at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin) and stage-director (he worked at the German National Theatre, Weimar). He is the editor of the book series Subjektile published by Diaphanes and a founding member of pli-Psychoanalyse nach Lacan. His publications include Between Two Deaths (Hatje Cantz, 2007) and Spieltrieb: Was bringt die Klassik auf die Bühne? Schillers Ästhetik heute (Theater der Zeit, 2006). A book-length study on Luther and Lacan is forthcoming with Diaphanes.


Roberto Esposito, born in Italy, teaches theoretical philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore.  Among his books, translated into numerous languages, Communitas. The Origin and Destiny of Community (Paolo Alto: Stanford 2004); Immunitas. The Protection and Distruction of Life (London: Polity 2011); Bios. Biopolitics and Philosophy (Minnesota 2008); Third Person. Politics of Life and Philosophy of the Impersonal (Londoin: Polity 2012); Living Thought. The Origin and Actuality of Italian Pghilosophy (Palo Alto: Stanford 2012); Two. The machine of Political Philosophy and the place of Thought (Fordham 2015); Persons and Things. From the Body’s Point of Wiew (London: Polity 2015); Politics and Negation. For an affirmative Philosophy (London: Polity 2019); A Philosophy of Europe. From the outside (London: Polity 2018); Instituing Thought (London: Polity 2020).


Elvio Fachinelli (Luserna, Trento, 1928 – Milan 1989) was an M.D. and psychoanalyst in Milan where, in the 1970’s, he established the journal ‘L’erba voglio’. He published his witty ‘psycho-political’ articles there and in the popular weekly ‘L’Espresso’, establishing a strong connection between psychoanalysis and the emancipatory and radical movements at that time. Although he remained a member of the official Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI), member of IPA, in 1969 he led a public protest against the Italian psychoanalytic establishment, which he criticized for its conservative sclerosis. He authored the books: L’erba voglio, with Luisa Muraro and Giuseppe Sartori (Turin: Einaudi, 1971); Il bambino dalle uova d’oro (Milan: Feltrinelli, 1974); La freccia ferma (Milan: L’Erba Voglio, 1979); Claustrofilia (Milan: Adelphi, 1983); La mente estatica (Milan: Adelphi, 1989); Freud (Milan: Adelphi 2012). ‘On Time on Psychoanalysis’, EJP, 12–13, ‘The Psychoanalyst’s Money’, EJP, 18, ‘On the Beach’, EJP, 24,


Oliver Feltham coordinates the Philosophy Program at the American University of Paris. He has published on the work of Alain Badiou and Jacques Lacan, notably translating Badiou’s Being and Event and writing a monograph Alain Badiou: Live Theory, both with Continuum Books. He researches in the fields of early modern philosophy, the history of metaphysics, psychoanalysis and the philosophy of theatre. He is currently working on a book entitled Anatomy of Failure: Philosophy and Political Action which compares the model of political action found in the thinking of the Leveller-agitators of the New Model Army during the English Revolution to the sovereign and contractual models of political action found in the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.


Alessandro Figà-Talamanca was born in 1938. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCLA. After an experience of teaching in the USA, he was appointed Professor at the University of Genoa in 1970. Since 1976 he has been Professor at Rome’s “La Sapienza University”. He is a former president of the Italian Mathematical Society (UMI) and a former Vice-president of the European Mathematical Society. He was a Member of the Italian National University Council from 1989 to 1997 and of the National Committee for the Evaluation of the University System (CNVSU) from 1999 to 2004. From 1995 to 2003 he was President of Italy’s National Institute of Advanced Mathematics (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica). Over the last 44 years he has contributed to many areas of harmonic analysis. In particular, in the 1960s and 1970s, he obtained significant results on multipliers of L^p spaces and on lacunary and random Fourier series on compact groups. In the 1970s his interests moved to harmonic analysis on discrete groups, which became his main area of interest during the eighties. In particular he has studied free groups and related discrete structures. More recently he has studied diffusion and stable variables in local fields. His present research concerns “drifted” random walks on homogeneous trees.


Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst, analytic supervisor, and Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He trained as a psychoanalyst in France for seven years and is now a member of the psychoanalytic institute Lacan created shortly before his death, the Ecole de la Cause Freudienne in Paris. He is also an affiliated member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He also trained at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis).

He is the author of four books on Lacan: The Lacanian Subject: between Language and Jouissance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995); A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997); Lacan to the Letter: Reading Ecrits Closely (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004); Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique: a Lacanian Approach for Practitioners (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007). He has co-edited three collections of papers on Lacan’s work with SUNY press. His books have been translated into German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Polish and Greek.

He is also a translator of Lacan’s works into English. His translation of Seminar XX, Encore: On Feminine Sexuality, was published in 1998, and his translation of Lacan’s magnus opus Ecrits: The first Complete Edition in English came out in 2006, both by W.W. Norton & Co.; the latter was awarded the 2007 nonfiction translation prize by the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation. []


Anna Fishzon, Ph.D. is Senior Research Associate in History at the University of Bristol and a candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR).  She has taught courses in history, comparative literature, and gender and sexuality studies at Williams College, Duke University, and Columbia University.  She holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University and a B.A. from Duke University.  She is the author of Fandom, Authenticity, and Opera: Mad Acts and Letter Scenes in Fin-de-Siècle Russia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), as well as articles on sound recording and celebrity.  Her most recent articles consider late Soviet temporality and the queerness of Brezhnev-era childhood.  She is editing The Queerness of Childhood: Essays from the Other Side of the Looking Glass (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017) with Emma Lieber.  Anna also cohosts the podcast New Books in Psychoanalysis and is on the editorial board of The Candidate Journal: Psychoanalytic Currents.


Jennifer Friedlander is the Edgar E. and Elizabeth S. Pankey Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College. She is the author of Moving Pictures: Where the Police, the Press, and the Art Image Meet (Sheffield Hallam University Press, 1998); Feminine Look: Sexuation, Spectatorship, and Subversion (State University of New York Press, 2008); and Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has published articles in Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture; CiNéMAS: Journal of Film Studies; Subjectivity; (Re)-turn: A Journal of Lacanian Studies; Journal for Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society; Subjectivity; and International Journal of Žižek Studies and in several edited volumes.


John Gale is a philosopher and psychoanalyst, the president of the International Network of Psychotherapeutic Practice (INPP), a director of ISPS (UK), and of The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities.  He is also a member of the advisory panel of the Community of Communities programme at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  Formerly a Benedictine monk he lectured in philosophy and patristics before leaving the priesthood.  In 1993, with two colleagues, he founded Community Housing and Therapy (CHT), which developed a Lacanian treatment programme for psychosis.  For a number of years he sat on the boards of The Homeless Fund and of the Association of Therapeutic Communities.

John was Deputy Editor of the journal Therapeutic Communities for seven years, and is a member of its International Editorial Advisory Group. He is also a member of the scientific committee of the journal Avances en Psicología Latineoamericana and of the reviewing panel of the British Journal of Psychotherapy.  He has edited a number of books and has published over 25 papers. John’s interests span philosophy, psychoanalysis and spirituality, and the main references in his work include the notions of language, silence, tradition, absence, mysticism and madness.  Foremost literary references in his work are Stoic and Neoplatonic writers, monastic texts from Late Antiquity, the work of Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Pierre Hadot, Michel Foucault, Michel de Certeau, and the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan.


Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D. is a recipient of the 2020 Sigourney Award for her clinical and scholarly work with Latinx and gender variant communities.
​She is co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania (PSYS), Honorary Member at IPTAR, and Founding Member of Das Unbehagen.
​Her single-authored books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize,  Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010) and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference  ​(Routledge: 2017).
She edited two volumes with Manya Steinkoler: Lacan On Madness: Madness Yes You Can’t ( Routledge: 2015) and Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press: 2016).  Most recently, she published with Chris Christian Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious  (Winner of the Gradiva Award for best edited collection and the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize; Routledge: 2019.)



Marie-Noël Godet is Ingénieure d’études, CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique [National Center of Scientific Research]) in Paris, She has published several important essays, such as « De la réglementation du titre de psychothérapeute », Psychanalyse et civilisations (Paris : L’Harmattan, avril 2011); « Des psychothérapeutes d’État à l’État thérapeute, Une intervention étatique invasive », Psychanalyse et civilisations (Paris : L’Harmattan, juin 2009).


Lutz Goetzmann, M.D. is a German psychoanalyst and member of the Swiss Society of Psychoanalysis (SGPsa) and the IPA. Since 2011 he has directed the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy in Bad Segeberg, Germany.  He is a Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine at the University of Lübeck.  His publications come from the field of transplantation medicine, psychosomatics and cultural studies.  Recent publications: Goetzmann L, Ruettner B & Siegel A (2018) “Fantasy, dream, vision, and hallucination: Approaches from a parallactic neuropsychoanalytic perspective”, Neuropsychoanalysis, 20: 15-31; Goetzmann L, Siegel A, Ruettner B (2018) “The connectivity / conversion paradigm – a new approach to the classification of psychosomatic disorders”, New Ideas Psychol, 53: 26-33.  He published both psychoanalytic works and some volumes of poetry. []


Tom Goodwin is senior lecturer in Social Psychology at Leeds Beckett University in the UK and directs a unique interdisciplinary psychology degree course that includes significant psychoanalytic components. He is a recent PhD graduate whose research examines the theoretical dialogue between the psychoanalysts Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok, and philosopher Jacques Derrida, with particular focus on the implications of this for textual interpretation. He is currently working on English translations of a number of Abraham and Torok’s key texts. []


Oren Gozlan, Psy.D., born in 1970, psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice and faculty at Adler Graduate School in Toronto. He is a member of the Toronto Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and a guest member at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis. He has participated as a speaker in several psychoanalytic symposiums on transgender and transsexual related topics. His published work include: “The Accident of Gender”, Psychoanalytic Review, 95, 4, 2008, pp 541-570, and “Transsexual Surgery: A Novel Reminder and a Navel Remainder”, International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 20, 1, 2011. []


Yannis Grammatopoulos is a Lecturer in Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Metropolitan College of Athens and a psychoanalytic therapist. He studied psychology in Athens and London and received his PhD in psychoanalysis from Middlesex University in 2016. He attended the program of psychoanalytic studies at the Athens College of Clinical Studies of the Institute of the Freudian Field/Lacanian Orientation. His recent publications include Above the Ground and Beneath the Clouds: Schizophrenia in Lacanian Psychoanalysis (London: Karnac) and Délire et Rêves dans ‘Le seul voyage de sa vie’ de Georges Vizyinos in the collective work Images de rêve et Processus de création (In Press). He is a member of the Hellenic Society of the New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis.


André Green (Cairo, Egypt, 1927 – Paris 2012) M.D., was former Director of the Paris Psychoanalytic Institute, former President of the Paris Psychoanalytic Society, former Vice-President of the International Psychoanalytic Association, former Professor at the Freud Memorial Chair University College, London. He is author of Le discours vivant, Narcissisme de vie, narcissisme de mort, La folie privée, La déliaison, Le complexe de castration, Le travail du négatif, La causalité psychique.[Address: 9 Avenue de l' Observatoire - 75006 Paris - France.]


Michel Henry (Haiphong, Vietnam, 1922 – Albi, France, 2002) is one of the most famous phenomenological philosophers in France. He was Professor of philosophy at the University of Montpellier. He is the author of many philosophical essays, such as: L’essence de la manifestation (Paris: P.U.F. 1963), 2 voll.; Philosophie et phénoménologie du corps. Essai sur l’ontologie biranienne (Paris: P.U.F. 1965); Marx. Une philosophie de la réalité (Paris: Gallimard 1976); Marx. Une philosophie de l’économie (Paris: Gallimard 1976); Généalogie de la psychanalyse (Paris: P.U.F. 1985); Incarnation. Une philosophie de la chair (Paris: Seuil 2000). He was also the author of some novels, such as: L’amour les yeux (Paris: Gallimard 1976), winner of the Prix Renaudot; Le fils du roi (Paris: Gallimard 1981).

His contribution: “Emergence of the Unconscious in Western Thought.A Conversation with Michel Henry”, Journal of European Psychoanalysis, n. 12-13, 2001, pp. 21-32.

It is possible to read this contribution to JEP/EJP in: M. Henry, “L’émergence de l’inconscient dans la pensée occidentale: entretien avec Sergio Benvenuto, in AA.VV. Michel Henry, Lausanne , L’Age d’homme, 2009 (coll. Cahiers H),trad. de Roland Vaschalde, pp. 80-90.


Ayelet Hirshfeld is a clinical psychologist in private practice providing psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and consultation in Campbell, CA. Her research interests include a Freudian and Lacanian reading of the notions of love, sexuality, curiosity, creativity, psychosomatic conditions, and trauma. She has also consulted and formulated a brief Lacanian analysis model at Mission Mental Health, MMH (SF). She has completed her studies at the Tel Aviv University, TAU (Israel), California School of Professional Psychology, CSPP (SF), postdoc fellowship at Stanford University, as well as ongoing research at the PTSD Research Program at the SF VA. She has taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS (SF) and the Lacan School of Psychoanalysis, LSP (SF) where she served as former VP.


Jeremy Holmes, MD, FRCPsych, BPC, worked for 35 years as Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the NHS, first at University College London, and then providing a district psychotherapy service in North Devon, focussing especially on people with Borderline Personality Disorder. He was Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998–2002. He now has a part-time private practice; teaches on a Masters and Doctoral psychoanalytic psychotherapy training and research programme at Exeter University, where he is visiting Professor; and lectures nationally and internationally.

He has written more than 150 peer reviewed papers and chapters in the field of ‘attachment theory’ and ‘psychoanalytic psychotherapy’. His many books, translated into 9 languages, include The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (2005, co-editors Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck), Storr’s The Art of Psychotherapy (Taylor & Francis 2012) and Exploring In Security: Towards an Attachment-informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Routledge) which won the 2010 Canadian Psychological Association Goethe Award. With Arietta Slade he is currently preparing a 6-volume compendium of the most important papers in Attachment (Benchmarks in Psychology: Attachment Theory, SAGE). Literature and the Therapeutic Imagination, and John Bowlby and Attachment Theory 2nd Edition (both Routledge) are due 2013. He was recipient of the 2009 New York Attachment Consortium Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award.


Axel Honneth (1949) is a professor of philosophy at both the University of Frankfurt and Columbia University, New York. He is also director of the Institut für Sozialforschung (Institute for Social Research) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. See


Luce Irigaray is director of research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique ( C.N.R.S.), Paris. A doctor in philosophy – thesis: Speculum, The place of women in the history of philosophy ( Un. Vincennes, 1974 ) – Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics (with a thesis on The language of the demented persons (Un. Nanterre 1968) and in philology and literature [with a thesis on Paul Valéry (Un. of Louvain, 1955)].  She is also trained in psychoanalysis and in yoga.  Now acknowledged as an influential thinker of our epoch, her work mainly focuses on the elaboration of a culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine – particularly through the constitution of a cultural feminine subjectivity and the way of making possible an intersubjectivity respectful of difference(s) – something she develops in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic.

She is the author of more than thirty books translated in various languages.  Her most recent publications include In the Beginning, She Was (2013 ), To Be Born ( 2017 ) and Sharing the Fire ( 2019 ).  Since 2003, Luce Irigaray holds an annual one-week seminar for researchers doing their PhD on her work and she edited books gathering some of their first publications – cf. Luce Irigaray: Teaching (2008, co-edited with Mary Green ), Building a New World (2015, co-edited with Michael Marder), Towards a New Human Being (2019, co-edited with Mahon O’Brien and Christos Hadjioannou).


Adrian Johnston is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque and an Assistant Teaching Analyst at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute in Atlanta. He is the author of Time Driven: Metapsychology and the Splitting of the Drive (2005), Žižek’s Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (2008), and Badiou, Žižek, and Political Transformations: The Cadence of Change (2009), all published by Northwestern University Press. With Catherine Malabou, he has co-authored a book on affects entitled Self and Emotional Life: Merging Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neurobiology (forthcoming from Columbia University Press). He is currently working on a trilogy entitled Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, with the first volume, The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy, to be released by Northwestern University Press in late 2012 or early 2013.


Horst Kaechele, M.D., born in 1944, was raised in Stuttgart. He studied medicine in Marburg, Leeds (England) and Munich. He was trained in psychotherapy at the Ulm University and in psychoanalysis at the Ulm Institute of Psychoanalysis (IPA). He has been Associate professor at Ulm University since 1977, and he is currently head of the section for psychoanalytic methodology at Ulm University, head of the Center for Psychotherapy Research in Stuttgart, and holds a chair of psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at Ulm University. He is visiting professor at University College, London. His research has mainly been on the psychoanalytic process; on computer based text analysis and the development of the Ulm Textbank (with E Mergenthaler); on transference and on the theme of core conflictual relationship; on dose-effect relations in in-patient psychotherapy, and on perinatal psychosomatics.
Among his recent publications in English: with H. Kordy and M. Richard, “Therapy amount and outcome of inpatient psychodynamic treatment of eating disorders in Germany: Data from a multicenter study”, Psychotherapy Research, 2001, 11, pp. 239-257; with A Buchheim, G Schmücker, KH Brisch, “Development, Attachment and Relationship: New Psychoanalytic Concepts” in FA Henn, N. Sartorius, H. Helmchen, H. Lauter, eds., Contemporary Psychiatry (Berlin: Springer, 2001), pp. 358-370; with V Tschuschke, B Hertenstein, R Arnold, D Bunjes, R Denzinger, “Assocations between coping and survival time of adult leukemia patients receiving allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Results of a prospective study”, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2001, 50, pp. 277-285. Among his books in English: Psychoanalytic Practice. vol.1: Principles (Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo: Springer, 1987)(softcover reprint: New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1994); Psychoanalytic Practice, vol.2: Clinical Studies (Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Tokyo: Springer, 1991)(softcover reprint: New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1994) [].


Daniel Koren is a psychoanalyst in Paris. Doctor in Psychology and Clinical Psychopathology. He is a member of La Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne, where he has given seminars for many years. He has published numerous articles and chapters of books in collaboration both in France and abroad, on theory and the psychoanalytic clinic, the epistemology of psychoanalysis and the theory of the subject.


Julia Kristeva, born in Bulgaria, has worked and lived in France since 1966. She is a writer, psychoanalyst, professor emeritus at the University of Paris 7 – Diderot and full member and training analyst at the Psychoanalytic Society of Paris. Doctor Honoris Causa from many universities in the United States, Canada and Europe where she teaches regularly. Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor (2020), Commander of the Order of Merit (2011), first laureate in December 2004 of the Holberg Prize (created by the government of Norway to remedy the lack of human sciences awarded Nobel Prizes), she won the Hannah Arendt Prize in December 2006 and the Vaclav Havel Prize in 2008. She is the author of some thirty books, among which: Revolution in Poetic Language (New York: Columbia University Press, 1984), Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982), Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989), Proust and the Sense of Time (New York: Columbia University Press 1993), Female Genius: Life, Madness, Words: Hannah Arendt, Melanie Klein, Colette: A Trilogy. 3 vols. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001),

Hatred and Forgiveness (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010), This Incredible Need to Believe (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011), Impulses of Time, Marriage as a Fine Art with Philippe Sollers (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016), as well as novels including The Samurai (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), Murder in Byzantium (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006), Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila (New York: Columbia University Press, 2015), The Enchanted Clock (New York, Columbia University Press, 2017). Her last work Dostoïevski appeared in the collection “the authors of my life” at Buchet-Chastel in February 2020.

Her work is fully translated into English, and most of her books are available in other major languages

Ernesto Laclau (1935–2014) was an Argentine political philosopher often described as post-Marxist, whose ideas about “radical democracy” and populism influenced politicians from Latin America’s new left as well as activists around the world.His essays and books drew on the work of Antonio Gramsci to probe the assumptions of Marxism, and to illuminate the modern history of Latin America.He studied History in Buenos Aires, graduating from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in 1964, and received a PhD from the University of Essex in 1977.

Since 1986 he served as Professor of Political Theory at the University of Essex, where he founded and directed for many years the graduate program in “Ideology and Discourse Analysis” (drawing on the work of Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, and Barthes), as well as the “Centre for Theoretical Studies in the Humanities and the Social Sciences”.The theoretical and analytical orientation he founded with Chantal Mouffe is known as the “Essex School of Discourse Analysis”

His books include: Politics and Ideology in Marxist Theory (London: NLB, 1977), Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, with C. Mouffe (London: Verso, 1985); New Reflections on the Revolution of our Time (London: Verso, 1990); The Making of Political Identities, ed. (London: Verso, 1994); Emancipation(s) (London: Verso, 1996); Contingency, Hegemony, Universality, with Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek (London: Verso, 2000); On Populist Reason (London: Verso, 2005) and The Rhetorical Foundations of Society (London: Verso, 2014).


Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1940-2007), French philosopher, was born in Tours (France). He taight philosophy and aesthetics at the University of Strasbourg. He has worked as playwright, director and actor at the Théâtre National de Strasbourg, at the Centre Dramatique des Alpes, and at the Théâtre National de la Colline; in particular, he co-wrote and co-directed with Michel Deutsch the play Sit venia verbo. His books include: The Title of the Letter (A Reading of Lacan) (New York: SUNY Press, 1992) and The Literary Absolute (New York: SUNY Press, 1988), both with Jean-Luc Nancy; Portrait de l’artiste, en général (Paris: Bourgois, 1979); Typography (Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics) (Harvard: Harvard Univ. Press, 1989); The Subject of Philosophy (University of Minnesota Press, 1993); Heidegger, Art and Politics (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990); Musica ficta (Figures of Wagner) (Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. Press, 1994); L’Imitation des Modernes (Typographies II) (Paris: Galilée, 1986); La Poésie comme Expérience (Paris: Bourgois, 1986); La Fiction du Politique (Paris: Bourgois, 1987)[Address: Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg, Formation Doctorale de Philosophie, 22 rue René Descartes, F-67064 Strasbourg cedex - France]


Giampaolo Lai is a psychoanalyst, Ordinary Member of the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society (IPA). He has worked at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Lausanne, where he did a classical Freudian training. In his psychoanalytic research he has inserted the philosophy of language into the theory and practice of psychoanalysis (see Le parole del primo colloquio, 1976; Un sogno di Freud, 1977; Due errori di Freud, 1978, all three published by Boringhieri, Turin). He has privileged the ethical over the cognitive aspect, substituting the search for happiness to the research of truth (see La conversazione felice, Milan: Il Saggiatore, 1985). He has studied the loss of identity and the dissolution of the psychological Ego (cf. Disidentità, Milan: Feltrinelli, 1988). He has elaborated a conceptual and practical design, Conversationalism (Conversazionalismo), which revolves around three key words: material conversations, immaterial conversation, adventures of the grammatical subject (see Conversazionalismo, 1993; La conversazione immateriale, 1995; both published by Bollati-Boringhieri, Turin). He is a Professor at the School for Specialization in Psychotherapy at the State University of Milan. President of the research group Accademia delle tecniche conversazionali, and editor of the journal Tecniche conversazionali. [Via Camperio 9 – 20123 Milano, Italy;]


Jean Laplanche (1924-2012) was a psychoanalyst and philosopher, and former professor of psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VII. He was the editor of the French translation of Freud’s Opera Omnia. His books include: with Jean-Baptiste Pontalis, The Language of Psychoanalysis (London: The Hogarth Press, 1973); Life and Death in Psychoanalysis (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1976); with Eric Toubiana, eds., L’héritage et sa psychopathologie (Paris: PUF 1988); New Foundations for Psychoanalysis (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989); Seduction, Translation, Drives (London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1992); with John Fletcher, Essays on Otherness (London: Routledge, 1998); The Unconscious and the Id: A Volume from Laplanche’s Problématiques (London: Karnac, 1999); Problématiques (Paris: PUF 2000); Le primat de l’Autre en psychanalyse (Paris: Flammarion, 2001).


Monique Lauret is psychiatrist, psychoanalyst.  Member of the Société de Psychanalyse Freudienne (SPF) and of the European Foundation of Psychoanalysis.

Residing in Toulouse, she teaches and conducts training in psychoanalysis, in France, in Europe and in China. Her research interests include ethics-related questions, societal questions and the transmission of psychoanalysis.  Author of  L’énigme de la pulsion de mort (Paris: Puf, 2014), currently being translated in Chinese by The Commercial Press, Beijing ; Lectures du rêve (Paris: Puf, 2011), Chinese translation: 读梦 , The Commercial Press, Beijing, 2015, and Trauma, Temps, Histoire (sous la dir.) (Paris: Ed. Champ social, 2016).


Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst working in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK.  He is the author of several books including:

Why do women write more letters than they post? (Gardners Books, 1996); Freud’s Footnotes (Faber & Faber, 2000); Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us From Seeing (Faber, 2002); Why do people get ill?, with David Corfield (Penguin, 2008); The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression (Penguin, 2008); What is Madness? (Penguin, 2011); Strictly Bipolar (Penguin, 2013); Hands. What We Do with Them – and Why (Penguin, 2016); and his most recent book, Why Can’t We Sleep? (Penguin, 2019).  He writes frequently about contemporary art.


Jean-Claude Lebrun is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Namur and Brussels, an associate in higher education at the Catholic University of Louvain.  He was president of the Freudian Association of Belgium and of the Association Lacanienne Internationale (ALI).  Author of several books, including Un monde sans limite  (Paris: Erès, 1997), translated into Spanish and Portuguese; Man without gravity: Conversations with Charles Melman (Paris: Denoël, 2003 and Folio: Paris, 2006), translated into Spanish and Portuguese; and Ordinary Perversion (Paris: Denoël, 2007).  He has written numerous articles in scientific journals, several of which have been translated into Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish and English. [Rue Saintraint,   15 - B-5000 Namur - Belgium]


Federico Leoni (Novara 1974) is scientific coordinator of the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation. He studied and taught for ten years at the Department of Philosophy of Milan’s Università Statale. He is a member of Alipsi (Italian Lacanian Psychoanalytical Association) and Sgai (Italial Group Analysis Association), co-editor of the international journal “Chiasmi” (dedicated to Maurice Merleau-Ponty), co-editor of “Antropoanalisi”, and he writes for several Italian and International journals and magazines. His publications include: Habeas Corpus. Sei genealogie del corpo occidentale (“Habeas Corpus. Six Genealogies of the Western Body”, Milan 2008); Franco Basaglia. Un laboratorio italiano (“Franco Basaglia. An Italian Laboratory”, Milan 2011); Descartes. Una teologia della tecnologia (“Descartes. A theology of Technology”, Milan 2013); L’idiota e la lettera. Quattro saggi sul Flaubert di Sartre (“The Idiot and the Letter. Four Essays on Sartre’s Flaubert”, Naples 2013). []


Serge Lesourd is a psychoanalyst member of Espace Analytique, and he is professor of Psychopathology at the University of Nice, France.

Michael Lewis is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. He is the author of Derrida and Lacan: Another Writing (Edinburgh University Press 2008), Heidegger Beyond Deconstruction: On Nature (Continuum Books 2007), Heidegger and the Place of Ethics (Continuum Books 2005), and Phenomenology: An Introduction (Continuum Books 2010) (with Tanja Staehler).


Emma Lieber is a writer and psychoanalyst in formation in New York, where she sees patients.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Point Magazine, New England Review, The Massachusetts Review, Cabinet, LA Review of Books, and various academic and psychoanalytic publications.  She is currently at work on a book manuscript, The Writing Cure, as well as an edited volume, The Queerness of Childhood: Essays From the Other Side of the Looking Glass (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, with Anna Fishzon).  She teaches psychoanalysis and literature at The New School and Cooper Union and is on the editorial board of The Candidate Journal.


Paul M. Livingston is Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico (USA).  He is the author of three previous sole-authored books: Philosophical History and the Problem of Consciousness (Cambridge U. Press, 2004), Philosophy and the Vision of Language (Routledge, 2008), and The Politics of Logic: Badiou, Wittgenstein, and the Consequences of Formalism (Routledge, 2012).  More recently, he has co-authored (with Andrew Cutrofello) The Problems of Contemporary Philosophy: A Critical Guide for the Unaffilliated (Polity, 2015).  His newest book, The Logic of Being: Realism, Truth, and Time, which examines the relationship between truth and time from a perspective drawing on Heidegger’s idea of ontological difference as well as the work of analytic philosophers including Frege, Davidson, Dummett, and Wittgenstein, will be published in summer 2017 by Northwestern University Press.


Julieta Lucero Neirotti Psychoanalyst.  UNC University, PhD in Health Sciences (expected 2020).

Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from UNC (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba Argentina).  Founder Member of Fundación Salto.  Editor of the academic Journal Saltos.  Co-founder of Leap (Lacanian Encounter Association of Psychoanalysis) in the US.  Faculty at the School of Medicine at  UNC.  Researcher at Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET).


Jean-François Lyotard (Versailles, France, 1924 – Paris 1998) was a French philosopher who worked mainly on aesthetics, politics and history. He taught philosophy at the University of California at Irvine. Among his books: Dérives à partir de Marx et Freud (Paris: Union Générale des Editions, 1975); The Post-Modern Condition. A Report on Knowledge, translated by Geoff Bennington & Brian Massumi (Manchester: Manchester Univ. Press, 1984).


Inara Luisa Marin, born in Brazil, is a researcher in philosophy at the Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). She is now working on the topic “Angst and Autonomy. Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis”.She received her Master’S Degree in Philosophy at São Paulo University (1999) and her PhD at Paris 7 University (2009). []



Aldo Marroni is professor of Sociology of Art in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University “Gabriele d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. His published works include: Klossowski (Pescara: Tracce, 1990); Klossowski e la comunicazione artistica (Palermo: Aesthetica preprint, 1993); Pierre Klossowski. Sessualità, vizio e complotto nella filosofia (Milan: Costa & Nolan, 1999); Filosofie dell’Intensità. Quattro maestri occulti del pensiero italiano contemporaneo (Milan: Mimesis, 1997); Inestetiche. Desoggettivazione e conflitto nel sentire contemporaneo (Pescara: Tracce, 2000); Maître à sentir. Melchiorre Delfico e il problema del bello (Chieti: Noubs, 2001). He has translated into Italian several works by Pierre Klossowski (Le ultime fatiche di Gulliver. Seguito da Sade e Fourier, Pescara 1997; Il Mago del Nord, Milan 2001; Simulacra. Il processo imitativo nell’arte, Milan 2002; Simulacri letterari, Milan 2005) and, as editor, he has published works by J. Rigaut, A. Sarno, M. Delfico. Furthermore, he has written the article “Pierre Klossowski” for the Philosophical Encyclopaedia Bompiani (Milan, 2006). []


Victor Mazin, practicing psychoanalyst. He is the founder of Freud’s Dreams Museum in St.Petersburg. He is the head of the department of theoretical psychoanalysis at the East-European Institute of Psychoanalysis (St. Petersburg), professor at Smolny Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (St. Petersburg) and Institute of Depth Psychology (Kiev). He is editor-in-chief of the Kabinet journal and member of the editorial boards of the journals: Psychoanalysis (Kiev), European Journal of Psychoanalysis (Rome), Transmission (Sheffield), Journal for Lacanian Studies (London). Author of numerous articles and books on psychoanalysis, deconstruction and visual arts. []



Achille Mbembe, born in Cameroon, obtained his Ph.D in History at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and a D.E.A. in Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris).  He was Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University, New York (1988-1991), a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. (1991-1992), Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania (1992-1996),  Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Dakar, Senegal (1996-2000).  He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2001), at  Yale University (2003), at the University of California at Irvine (2004-2005), at Duke University (2006-2011) and at Harvard University (2012).

He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Paris VIII (France) and Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).  He has also held the Albert the Great Chair at the University of Koln (2019) and was an Honorary Professor at the Jakob Fugger-Zentrum, University of Augsburg (Germany).  He has been awarded numerous awards including the 2015 Geswichter Scholl-Preis, the 2018 Gerda Henkel Award and the 2018 Ernst Bloch Award.

A co-founder of Les Ateliers de la pensée de Dakar and a  major figure in the emergence of a new wave of French critical theory, he has written extensively on contemporary politics and philosophy, including On the Postcolony (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001), Critique of Black Reason (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016), Necropolitics (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019) and Out of the Dark Night. Essays on Decolonization (New York: Columbia University Press, 2020).  Originally written in French, his books and numerous articles are translated in thirteen languages (English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Slovenian, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Arabic, Chinese).  He has an A1 rating from the South African National Research Foundation and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


André Michels is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in Luxembourg and Paris, and an analyst and supervisor at Après-Coup. He is also a member of « Espace Analytique » in Paris. He is co-editor of the Jahrbuch fur Klinische Psychanalyse, editor of Actualité de l’Hysterie, and author of numerous articles on Lacanian psychoanalysis published internationally in book chapters and journals. He has presented his work to a wide variety of audiences in the US, Europe and South America. His most recent essays : Les limites du corps, le corps comme limite, (Toulouse : Éditions Érès, 2006); Actualité de l’hystérie (Toulouse : Éditions Érès, 2012).


Paola Mieli is a psychoanalyst in New York City. She is the founder and president of the Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. She is a member of Le Cercle Freudien (Paris), of Insistance (Paris), and of The European Federation of Psychoanalysis (Strasbourg). A Correspondent Editor of the Psychoanalytic Journal Che Vuoi (Paris) and a Contributing Editor of the journal Insistance. Art, psychanalyse et politique (Paris). She teaches in the Department of Photography and Related Media of The School of Visual Arts in New York City. The author of numerous articles on psychoanalysis and on culture published in Europe and America, her books include: Sobre as manipulacaoes irreversivels do corpo (Rio de Janeiro: Contra Capa Publisher, 2002) and co-editor of Being Human: The Technological Extensions of the Body (New York: Marsilio Publishers,1999). []



Raoul Moati obtained his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is currently a researcher in the Theory Department of the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, The Netherlands). He is the author of Žižek, Marxisme et psychanalyse (PUF 2012) (with Ronan de Calan), Derrida/Searle, déconstruction et langage ordinaire (PUF 2009), and the editor of Autour de Slavoj Žižek. Psychanalyse, Marxisme, Idéalisme Allemand (PUF, ‘Actuel Marx’, 2010).


Shaj Mohan is a philosopher based in the subcontinent. His works are concerned with metaphysics, philosophy of technology, reason, politics and truthness. His political writings have appeared in Le MondeLibérationLa CroixMediapart and The Wire. He is the author of Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics (2019) with Divya Dwivedi.


Anthony Molino is a practicing psychoanalyst and award-winning translator of Italian literature. Based in Italy, he was awarded a doctorate in anthropology from Temple University in 1998, and is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP), the United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy, and the Italian Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He is best known for the books Freely Associated: Encounters in Psychoanalysis (London: FAB, 1997) and The Couch and the Tree: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism (FSG, 1998). He has also compiled the two-volume Squiggles & Spaces: Revisiting the Work of D.W. Winnicott (London: Whurr, 2001) and, with Christine Ware, edited Where Id Was: Challenging Normalization in Psychoanalysis (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2001). His most recent work is Culture, Subject, Psyche: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 2004). As a translator, he has published works by poets Antonio Porta, Valerio Magrelli and Lucio Mariani, as well as by playwrights Eduardo De Filippo and Manlio Santanelli. He co-edited with Sergio Benvenuto In Freud’s Tracks. Conversations from the Journal of European Psychoanalysis (New YorK: Aronson, 2008), nominated for Gradiva Award []


Raul Moncayo is supervising analyst of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in Berkeley, California and training Director of Mission Mental Health, San Francisco. He is the author of Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis (London: Karnac, 2008), of the forthcoming The Emptiness of Oedipus. Identification and Non-Identification in (Lacanian) Psychoanalysis (London: Routledge, 2011) and finishing Letters pointing to the Real (Karnac, 2012). []


Geneviève Morel, psychoanalyst in Paris and Lille, former student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Associate University (mathematics), doctor of clinical psychology and psychopathology (University Paris 7). Among her publications: Ambiguïtés sexuelles. Sexuations et psychose, (Paris: Anthropos Economica, 2000), translated in English as Sexual Ambiguity (London: Karnak Books, 2011); Clinique du suicide (Paris: Eres, 2002); L’œuvre de Freud. L’invention de la psychanalyse (Levallois-Perret: Bréal, 2006) ; La loi de la mère. Essai sur le sinthome sexuel (Paris: Anthropos Economica, 2008); Pantallas y suenos. Ensayos psicoanaliticos sobre la imagen en movimiento (Barcelona: ​​Ediciones S & P, 2011).

She is president of “Savoirs et clinique. Association pour la formation permanente en psychanalyse” and of “Collège des Psychanalystes d’A.l.e.p.h (Association pour l’étude de la psychanalyse et de son histoire)”.


Bruno Moroncini teaches Philosophical Anthropology at the University of Salerno, Italy. He has dealt with the relations between psychoanalysis and philosophy, with particular attention to Lacanian theory. His most recent publications include: Il sorriso di Antigone. Frammenti sulla storia del tragico moderno (Naples: Filema 2004); Il discorso e la cenere. Il compito della filosofia dopo Auschwitz (Macerata: Quodlibet 2006); with Rosanna Petrillo, La lingua del perdono (Naples: Filema 2007); L’etica del desiderio. Un commentario del seminario sull’etica di Jacques Lacan (Naples: Cronopio 2007); L’autobiografia della vita malata. Leopardi, Nietzsche, Dostojevskij, Benjamin, Blanchot (Bergamo, Italy: Moretti&Vitali 2008). []


Andrea Mura is research associate in political philosophy at the Open University’s Faculty of Social Sciences where he currently contributes to the ERC funded project ‘Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism’ ( He has published articles in international academic journals, including Journal of Political Ideologies, Language and Psychoanalysis, and European Urban and Regional Studies, and has contributed to several edited volumes, including Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics (London: Routledge 2010). He is currently producing a major study, The Symbolic Scenarios of Islam – Universalism versus Nationhood.


Jean-Luc Nancy teaches philosophy at the University of Strasburg and previously taught at the University of California San Diego. Among his works: with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Le titre de la lettre. Une lecture de Lacan (Paris: Galilée, 1972) and L’Absolu littéraire (Paris: Le Seuil, 1978); La communauté désoeuvrée (Paris: 1986, 2001); L’expérience de la liberté (Paris: Galilée, 1988); Etre singulier pluriel (Paris: 1996); Hegel, L’inquiétude du négatif (Paris: 1997); Le regard du portrait (Paris: Galilée, 2000); L’”il y a” du rapport sexuel (Paris: Galilée, 2001). With Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Dernières publications : . Banalité de Heidegger (Galilée 2015). Sexistence (Galilée 2017). Exclu le juif en nous (Galilée, 2018). La Peau fragile du monde (Gaalilée 2020). Un trop humain virus (Bayard 2020). Mascarons de Macron (Galilée 2021)



Diego Napolitani (Naples 1927 – Milan 2013), M.D., was a member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (IPA) from 1963 until he left it in 1999. He founded and directed the first “therapeutic communities” in Italy for psychotic patients, inspired by therapeutic communities directed by Maxwell Jones at Melrose Hospital in Scotland, and Thomas Main at Cassel Hospital in London. This experience led him to an ever greater interest in group analysis, and in historicist-relational psychoanalysis. He was a member of the Group Analytic Society founded by S.H. Foulkes in London, and in 1980 he founded the Italian Society of Group Analysis, based on his theoretical principle. By “group analysis” he means the substitution of the “monadic” representation of the mind (psyche) with its structurally relational representation (relation between inner groupings, the idem, and reorganizative or creative disposition, the autos). He has published two books in Italian: Di palo in frasca (Milan: Corpo 10, 1986) and Individualità e gruppalità (Turin: Boringhieri, 1987). Most of his work has been published in “Rivista Italiana di GruppoAnalisi”, edited by SGAI and two other group-analytic associations.


Dany Nobus, born in Belgium, studied Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Ghent University, and later worked as a teaching and research assistant in the University’s Department of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Consulting. Following the completion of his PhD in 1996, he joined the then Department of Human Sciences at Brunel University London as a Lecturer in Psychology. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 2001, and to a personal Chair in Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London in 2006. He has published six books and authored over 100 articles, book chapters and reports in various academic and professional journals. Over the years he has presented his work at prestigious academic institutions around the world, including Harvard, Columbia and UCLA, and he has conducted clinical workshops for health care professionals on both sides of the Atlantic.  He has also held Visiting Professorships in Sociology (University of Massachusetts, Boston MA) and in Psychiatry (Creighton University, Omaha NE).  Dany Nobus was recently appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Freud Museum London, a post which allows him to combine his interests in strategic leadership, historical research and clinical practice.  In September 2015, he delivered the prestigious Freud Memorial Lecture at the Museum, and in April 2017 he was presented with the Sarton Medal of the University of Ghent, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the history of psychoanalysis. His new book, entitled The Law of Desire: On Lacan’s “Kant with Sade” will be published in July 2017.


André Nusselder is a Dutch philosophical writer. His book on fantasy in human-computer interfaces, Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology, will appear on November 2009 in Slavoj Žižek’s Short Circuits series at MIT Press. A second book on the concept of fantasy in Lacanian psychoanalysis, The ‘Stuff’ of Desire: Fantasy as Mediation, is in preparation. For more info, contact, and texts:


Hannes Nykänen is adjunct professor (docent) at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He teaches philosophy also at Helsinki University. He has published: The “I”, the “You” and the Soul: an Ethics of Conscience (Åbo: Åbo Akademi University Press, 2002); Samvetet och det dolda; en bok om kärlek och kollektivitet (Conscience and the Hidden; a book on Love and Collectivity) (Stockholm: Dualis, 2009); “Heidegger”s Conscience”, sats – Nordic Journal of Philosophy, 6 (2005); “Conscience and Collective Pressure”, Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology, forthcoming. He has co-edited: “Ethics and the Philosophy of Culture” in Wittgensteinian Approaches, Y. Gustafsson, C. Kronqvist & H. Nykänen, eds. (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013); Theoretical and Applied Ethics, H. Nykänen, O. P. Riis & J. Zeller, eds. (Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University Press, 2013); “Collectivity, evil and the dynamics of moral value”, with J. Backström, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, forthcoming. []



Susan Oyama was trained at Harvard University’s Department of Social Relations. She is Professor of Psychology, Emerita, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as in the Subprogram in Developmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, New York City. She is the author of The Ontogeny of Information: Developmental Systems and Evolution (Science and Cultural Theory) (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000), Evolution’s Eye: A Systems View of the Biology-Culture Divide (Science and Cultural Theory)(Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000)), Grandmas Gone Wild! (Gift Book)(Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, 2006).


Matthew Oyer is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in New York.  He completed his doctoral training at the City University of New York and his predoctoral internship at New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Matthew is particularly interested in the theoretical work of Freud, Lacan, and Bataille, and his recent research has focused on hysteria and the psychoanalytic act and the psychoanalytic cure in the treatment of the psychoses.  He is a participant at Après Coup Psychoanalytic Association and Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis.


Pietro Pascarelli (],  psychiatrist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, lives in Reggio Emilia (Italy).  His interests and publishing activities are expanded to literature (and to poetry, as a special form of knowledge) and to interdisciplinary psychoanalytic, anthropological, literary, and philosophical essays.

Member of the editorial board of the European Journal of psychoanalysis, he has also collaborated / published on Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane, Le parole e le cose, Doppiozero, il Manifesto. He has translated into Italian for Edizioni Grenelle collections of poems by Hart Crane, and fiction texts and novels by Henry James, H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Hardy, Edith Wharton and others. He is one of the founders of the Sproni series of essays by Edizioni Grenelle.


Mario Perniola, philosopher, teaches Aesthetics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He received his formal philosophical education under Luigi Pareyson, in the famous Turin school where Umberto Eco and Gianni Vattimo also graduated. His work however also focuses on the avant-garde. His early interest was in metaliterature, that drew Eugenio Montale’s attention. From 1966 to 1969 he was closely connected to the “Situationist International” founded by Guy Debord with whom he remained on friendly terms for several years. He is the author of many books, among which (translated in English): Enigmas (London-New York: Verso, 1995), and Ritual Thinking. Sexuality, Death, World, (Atlantic Highlands, USA: Humanities Press, 2000), The Art and Its Shadow (London-NewYork: Continuum, 2004). His book The Sex-appeal of the Inorganic (London-New York: Continuum, 2004) has raised much debate and discussion because of its paradoxical core thesis: the description of a sexuality independent from pleasure and orgasm, a sexuality which considers the human body as a feeling thing. His philosophy brings together ideas coming from various fields such as science fiction, rock music, cyberpunk and drug culture. He has edited the journals «Agaragar» (1971-3), «Clinamen» (1988-92), «Estetica News» (1988-95) and «Ágalma. Rivista di studi culturali e di estetica» (since 2000). See also: and his personal website


Ettore Perrella is a psychoanalyst in Padua, Italy. He is President of Accademia per la Formazione. His books include: Il tempo etico (Pordenone: Biblioteca dell’immagine, 1992); La formazione degli analisti e il compito della psicanalisi (Pordenone: Biblioteca dell’immagine, 1991); Il mito di Crono. Principi di clinica psicanalitica (Pordenone: Biblioteca dell’immagine, 1993). A complete list of his works is in


Claude-Noële Pickmann is a psychoanalyst in Paris.  She is a member of Espace analytique, and of Fondation européenne pour la psychanalyse.  Among her contributions: « L’hystérique et le ravage », in A. Michels, ed., Actualité de l’hystérie (Paris: Eres, 2001); « Féminité et homosexualité féminine : la reprise de l’amour », La clinique lacanienne, 4, Eres, 2000 ; « La vérité tournée savoir…ou tournée vinaigre, variations bien tempérées sur le ressentiment féminin », in La célibataire, 5, « Etes-vous ressentimental ? », EDK, été-automne 2001 « Le père-qui-jouit : trauma et fantasme », Filigrane, 11/2, Montréal (Canada) 2003 ; « La petite fille existe-t-elle ? », La lettre du Graphe, 51, « Les filles », Eres, 2003; « La femme donne à la jouissance d’oser le masque de la répétition », The Letter 24, 2002 ; “Examining a clinic of the not-all”, The Letter, 2004 ; “Désir d’enfant, féminité et infertilité”, La psychanalyse encore!, Eres 2006. « D’une féminité pas-toute », La clinique lacanienne, 11, Eres, 2007, «Quel homme», Figures de la psychanalyse, 23, Eres, 2012, She’s raving mad :The hysteric , the woman and the psychoanalyst », Lacan on madness (London : Routledge 2015) [>]


Claus-Dieter Rath is a psychoanalyst in Berlin, member of the Freud-Lacan-Gesellschaft / Psychoanalytische Assoziation Berlin e.V. He is a contributing editor of many journals and Correspondent from Germany of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. He has published several essays: Einige Bemerkungen zu Lacans Gründungserklärung ‘Acte de fondation’ (1964); Vorwort als Nachruf, Berliner Brief No 7 – Mai 2005 (vergriffen).


Enrico Redaelli is a professor of Transformation of Social Ties at the IRPA (Istituto di Ricerca di Psicoanalisi Applicata) in Milan. He deals with contemporary philosophy and its relationship with anthropology and psychoanalysis.


Magdalena Romanowicz is an adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist currently on staff at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH.She graduated from her adult psychiatry residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University, CA.Her clinical and research interests include applications of different mathematical models in psychoanalysis. []


Rocco Ronchi, full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of L’Aquila, he also teaches Philosophy of Communication at Bocconi University in Milan.  As a long-time scholar of Bergson, he has dealt extensively with the question of “communication,” understood philosophically as “taking part” in the truth and foundation of the philosophical practice.  Among his latest works: Teoria critica della comunicazione (Milano: Bruno Mondadori, 2003); Filosofia della comunicazione (Torino: Bollati Boringhieri, 2008); Editor of Filosofia teoretica (Torino: Utet, 2009); Bergson. Una sintesi (Milano: Christian Marinotti Edizioni, 2011); Come fare. Filosofia e resistenza (Milano: Feltrinelli, 2012).  His numerous contributions to redefining Sartre’s thought include the translation and editing of La trascendenza dell’Ego (Milano: Christian Marinotti, 2011).  He collaborates with the cultural pages of the newspaper Il Manifesto, and manages the series “Filosofia al presente”  for Textus Editions in L’Aquila.


Elisabeth Roudinesco historian (HDR) and writer, was born in 1944. She was a member of the Ecole Freudienne de Paris (1969-1981). She is associated researcher at UFR GHES-Paris VII-Diderot, and contributor to Le Monde des Livres. She teaches at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is Vice-president of the International Society of the History of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. Her published works include: L’Inconscient et ses Lettres (Paris: Mame, 1975); Jacques Lacan & Co. A History of Psychoanalysis in France (London: Free Association, 1990; Chicago: Chicago Univ. Press, 1990); Théroigne de Méricourt. Une femme mélancolique sous la Révolution (Paris: Ed. du Seuil, 1989; Engl.transl., London: Verso 1991); Jacques Lacan. Esquisse d’ une vie, histoire d’ un système de pensée (Paris: Fayard, 1993; Engl. transl., New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1996); Généalogies (Paris: Fayard, 1994); with Michel Plon, Dictionnaire de la Psychanalyse (Paris: Fayard, 1999); For What Tomorrow… : A Dialogue with Jacques Derrida (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2004);”Psychoanalysis” in The Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought, Lawrence D. Kriztman dir. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006); Philosophy in Turbulent Times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008); « Lacan, The Plague », Psychoanalysis and History, ed. John Forrester (Teddington: Artesian Books, 2008); “Freudianism in France”, In Freud’s Tracks. Conversations from the Journal of European Psychoanalysis, S. Benvenuto & A. Molino eds. (New York: Aronson, 2008), pp. 47-60; “Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality”, In Freud’s Tracks, cit., pp. 227-244; “Humanity and its gods: atheism”, Psychoanalysis and History, J. Borossa & I. Ward eds., Vol. 11 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009); Our Dark Side: A History of Perversion, transl. D. Macey (Cambridge & Malden MA: Polity Press, 2009).  Her latest book, Dictionnaire amoureux de la psychanalyse, was published by Plon-Seuil in 2017.

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Duane Rousselle, PhD, is a Professor of Sociology and Psychoanalysis at the School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen. His recent books include Real Love: Essays in Psychoanalysis, Religion, Society (Atropos, 2021), Gender, Sexuality, and Subjectivity: A Lacanian Perspective on Identity, Language, and Queer Theory (Routledge, 2020), Jacques Lacan & American Sociology: Be Wary of the Image (Palgrave, 2019), Lacanian Realism: Political and Clinical Psychoanalysis (Bloomsbury, 2018), and Post-Anarchism: A Reader (Pluto Press, 2012).


Barbara Ruettner, M.D., is a Swiss psychoanalyst and member of SGPsa / IPA.  She is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Medical School Hamburg (MSH) and working in private psychoanalytic-psychotherapeutic practice.  Publications in the field of immunology, neurology and psychosomatics.  Recent publications: Ruettner B, Siegel A, Goetzmann L (2015) “The jump into the imaginary – for the treatment-related use of psychosomatic body symptoms”, Psyche – Z Psychoanal 69: 714-736; Goetzmann L, Benden C, Ruettner B, Wutzler U, Boehler A, Wittmann L (2019) “The experience of transplantation as reflected in dream life: A case study illustrating the mental processing of a lung transplant”, Int J Psychoanal, 100: 517-539.


Frida Saal (1936 -1998) has been practicing psychoanalysis in Mexico City since 1975, after having been trained in Argentina.She taught in the Post-Graduate Department of Psychology of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM), as well as in the Centro de Investigaciónes y Estudios Psicoanaliticos.She is the co-author, with Marta Lamas, of the book La Bella (In)Diferencia (Mexico: Siglo XXI Editores, 1991); Palabra de Analista (Mexico: Siglo XXI Editores, 1998). She was co-author of several other books, among them A medio siglo de ‘El malestar en la cultura’ de Sigmund Freud (Mexico: Siglo XXI Editores, 1981); Psicología: Ideología y Ciencia (Mexico: Siglo XXI Editores, 1981); El lenguaje y el inconsciente freudiano (Mexico: Siglo XXI Editores, 1982).


Cosimo Schinaia is a psychiatrist who had worked as Director of Mental Health Centre of Central Genoa for many years. He is training and supervising psychoanalyst of SPI (Italian Psychoanalytical Society) and full member of IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association) and works in private practice in Genoa. He had published many scientific papers for Italian and international journals and books. He also published the books: Dal Manicomio alla Città (From the psychiatric hospital to the city) (Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1997); Il Cantiere delle Idee (The place in which ideas are built) (Genoa: La Clessidra, 1998); Pedofilia Pedofilie. La Psicoanalisi e il Mondo del Pedofilo (Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2001), translated in English On Paedophilia (London: Karnac, 2010), Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and French; Il Dentro e il Fuori. Psicoanalisi e Architettura (Genoa: Il Melangolo, 2014), translated in English Psychoanalysis and Architecture. The Inside and the Outside (London: Karnac, 2016); Interno Esterno. Sguardi psicoanalitici su architettura e urbanistica (Rome: Alpes, 2016) will be translated in French and Spanish. [Via Bernardo Castello, 8/18,16121  Genoa, Italy]


Howard S. Schwartz is Professor of Organizational behavior at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He studied philosophy at Antioch College, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California, San Diego. His PhD is in organizational behavior from Cornell. Schwartz’s work has been in the psychodynamics of organizations and he was one of the founders of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. His publications include Narcissistic Process and Corporate Decay: The Theory of the Organization Ideal (New York: New York University Press, 1990) and The Revolt of the Primitive: An Inquiry into the Roots of Political Correctness (paperback edition, Piscataway, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2003). []


Alvise Sforza Tarabochia (Trieste, 1981) is lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK). His research interests include philosophy of psychiatry and psychoanalysis; biopolitics and Italian theory; Italian documentary and subjective landscape photography. He has recently published the monograph, Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community. Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics (Peter Lang 2013), and has published research papers in Angelaki and Italian Studies. []


Giovanni Sias is a Freudian psychoanalyst with a Lacanian training. He is based in Milan, Paris and Florence, working in the fields of clinical practice and the training of psychoanalysts. He is a member of the Aire Mediterranéenne de Psychanalyse. His main areas of interest are the fundamental structures of psychoanalysis and the steady reworking through of the main principles of psychoanalytical knowledge: Oedipus, Moses and sapiential thought, the elaboration and communication of psychoanalysis (theatre, literature and arts) and its connection with modern scientific thought.

His main publications are: Inventario di psicoanalisi (Turin: Bollati-Boringhieri, 1997); “Nel nome del padre”, in Bibbia e Oriente. Rivista internazionale per la conoscenza della Bibbia, Brescia, 2001; Cinq propos sur la psychanalyse (Toulouse : édition Erès, 2001); Seules les femmes et la poésie nous sauveront, in AA.VV. La folie fait a sujèt, Sud/Nord (Toulouse : Erès, 2002); « Lettre ouverte aux psychanalystes français », in AA.VV. «Che vuoi?» (Paris : L’Harmattan, 2004); « La fiction et la valeur de l’interprétant », in AA.VV. Les Carnets de Psychanalyse (Paris : Errata 2006); Fuga a cinque voci. L’anima della psicanalisi e la formazione degli psicoanalisti (Turin: Antigone, 2008); « Ecrire n’est pas savoir », in AA.VV. L’Ecriture du Divan (Paris : Éditions des crépuscules, 2009); Appunti per una nuova epistemologia. La psicanalisi, la scienza, la verità (Lucca : Zona Franca, 2011); Aux source de l’âme. Le retour de l’ancienne sagesse dans l’expérience de la psychanalyse (Paris : Éditions des crépuscules, 2011).


Adrian M. Siegel, M.D., is a Swiss neurologist and a member of the Swiss Society of Neurology and the American Academy of Neurology.  He is a professor of neurology at the University of Zurich.  His major fields of scientific interest are epileptology, cognitive neurosciences and brain surgery.  He has published more than one-hundred papers and chapters in the topics mentioned above.  Currently, he is mainly active in clinical neurology.


Carlo Sini (Bologna 1933) lectured in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan. He is a member of the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome and the Institut International de Philosophie in Paris. He has published nearly sixty books and a selection of his Works is due to be published by Jaca Book (Milan). His texts have been translated into English, French, German, Catalan, Dutch, Arabic, Turkish and Persian. His most recent works include Il gioco del silenzio (“The Game of Silence”, Milan: Mondadori, 2006; Milan: Mimesis 2013); L’uomo, la macchina, l’automa. Lavoro e conoscenza tra futuro prossimo e passato remoto (“Man, Machine, Automaton. Work and Knowledge between the near Future and the Remote Past”, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2009); Del viver bene. Filosofia ed economia (“On Good Living. Philosophy and Economics”, Milan: Jaca Book, 2011); Ethics of Writing (New York: Suny Press, 2010); Il sapere dei segni. Filosofia e semiotica (“The Knowledge of Signs. Philosophy and Semiotics”, Milan: Jaca Book, 2012); Dante. Il suono dell’invisibile (“Dante. The Sound of the Invisible”, Milan: Et Al., 2013); Incontri. Vie dell’errore, vie della verità (“Encounters. Paths of Error, Paths of Truth”, Milan: Mimesis, 2013); Enzo Paci (Milan: Feltrinelli, 2015); Scrivere il silenzio. Wittgenstein e il problema del linguaggio (“Wittgenstein and the Problem of Language“, Milan: EGEA, 1994; Bologna: Castelvecchi, 2013).


Daniel J. Smith is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. His research focuses on contemporary continental philosophy and German idealism; his writing on figures from Deleuze and Foucault to Kant and Schelling has appeared in Continental Philosophy Review, Journal for the British Society for Phenomenology, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Foucault Studies and Critical Philosophy of Race. He is currently working on a book project on the concept of “evil” in Kant and German Idealism.
Davide Sparti, PhD at the European University Institute, fellow of the Humboldt Stiftung and of the Collegium Budapest, has written ten books (and over eighty articles on journals such as the “Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie”, “European Journal of Social Theory”, “European Journal of Philosophy”, “Philosophy and Literature”, “Philosophy and Social Criticism”), dealing with epistemology, the relation between identity and recognition, Wittgenstein’s philosophy, and the aesthetics of improvisation. After having taught at the Universities of Milano and Bologna, he is currently professor at the University of Siena (Italy).


Marc Strauss is psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Paris. Founding member of the International School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of Lacanian Field, member of The European Federation of Psychoanalysis (Strasbourg), teacher in Clinical College of Psychoanalysis. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on psychoanalysis. []


Andrea Tagliapietra (Venice, 1962) is full professor in History of Philosophy at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan, where he teaches History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophical Hermeneutics and History of Ideas. He is co-director, with Sebastiano Ghisu, of the international philosophical review Giornale critico di storia delle idee (Critical Journal of History of Ideas) ( In 2004 his La virtù crudele. Filosofia e storia della sincerità (The Cruel Virtue: Philosophy and History of sincerity) (Turin: Einaudi) won the ‘Premio Viareggio-Répaci’ prize for non-fiction. His main research fields include the function of metaphors and narration within philosophical text and the importance of dramaturgical structures for the elaboration of conceptual thought; style and canon in philosophy; analysis of several border-figures of lifeworld in their development within the field of history of ideas. Among is latest publications are: La forza del pudore. Per una filosofia dell’inconfessabile (The power of shame: For a philosophy of unconfessable) (Milan: Rizzoli 2006); Filosofia della bugia. Figure della menzogna nella storia del pensiero occidentale (Philosophy of lying: Figures of lie in the history of Western thought) (Milan: Bruno Mondadori 2008); La metafora dello specchio. Lineamenti per una storia simbolica (The metaphor of the mirror: Outlines for a symbolic history) (Turin: Bollati Boringhieri 2008); Il dono del filosofo. Sul gesto originario della filosofia (The gift of philosopher: The original gesture of philosophy) (Turin: Einaudi 2009); Icone della fine. Immagini apocalittiche, filmografie, miti (Icons of the End. Apocalyptical Images, Filmographies, Myths) (Bologna: il Mulino 2010); Sincerità (Sincerity) (Milan: Raffaello Cortina 2012). []


Janet Thormann (New York, NY, 1940 – San Francisco, CA, 2014) anglicist, literary critic, member of EJP’s Editorial Board. She taught in the English Department at the College of Marin in California [see].


Svetlana Uvarova, psychoanalyst, Master Degree in Psychology, founder and rector of the International Institute of Depth Psychology (Kiev, Ukraine), President of the Ukrainian Association of Psychoanalysis, Board member, certified training analyst and supervisor of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, member of the World Council for Psychotherapy; editor-in-chief of the journal Psychoanalysis. Chronicles (Kiev, Ukraine), member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and editor-in-chief of its Russian language version, author of several papers on psychoanalysis. []


Chris Vanderwees is a psychoanalyst and registered psychotherapist in private practice at St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Canada.  He is also an affiliate and research guest of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, a member of Lacan Toronto (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups), a member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis (San Francisco), and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.  He was previously awarded SSHRC Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for his research on language, trauma, and psychoanalysis.

Philippe Van Haute is professor of philosophical anthropology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). He is also a practicing psychoanalyst. He is a member of the Belgian School for Psychoanalysis of which he was president between 2006 and 2009. He is a co-founder (with Monique David-Ménard, Vladimir Safatle and Charles Shepherdsson) of the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosphy/Société internationale de psychanalyse et de philosphie. He published the following books in English: Against Adaptation. Jacques Lacan’s subversion of the subject (New York: Other Press 2002); (with Tomas Geyskens) Confusion of Tongues. The Primacy of Sexuality in Freud, Ferenczi and Laplanche (New York: Other Press 2004); (with Tomas Geyskens) From Death Instinct to Attachment Theory. The Primacy of the Child in Freud, Klein and Hermann (New York: Other Press, 2007) and with Tomas Geyskens A Non-Oedipal Psychoanalysis? AClincal Anthropology of Hysteria in the Works of Freud and Lacan (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012).


Francisco J. Varela (1946-2001) held a doctoral degree in biological sciences from Harvard University (1970). His interests centered on the biological mechanisms of cognitive phenomena and human consciousness, both at the level of experimental research and conceptual foundations. He was Director of Research at CNRS (National Council for Scientific Research) and a member of CREA (Cognitive and Epistemological Sciences) at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris (LENA – Neurosciences Cognitives et Imagerie Cérébrale). Among his books: Principles of Biological Autonomy (New York: Elsevier/North-Holland, 1979); with H. Maturana Autopoiesis and Cognition: The realization of the living (Boston: D. Reidel, 1980); The Tree of Knowledge: A new look at the biological roots of human understanding (Boston: Shambhala/New Science Library, 1987); with E. Thompson and E. Rosch The Embodied Mind: Cognitive science and human experience (Cambridge, USA: MIT Press, 1991). As editor, he published: Comparative Neurobiology of Vision in Vertebrates, Proceedings of the International Symposium, November 1982; with J.P. Dupuy Understanding Origin: Scientific Ideas on the Origin of Life, Mind, and Society (Stanford University International Symposium, 1992); with W. Stein Thinking About Biology: An introduction to Theoretical Biology (Series on Complexity, Addison-Wesley, NJ); with J. Shear “The View from Within: First-Person Methodologies in the Study of Consciousness”, Special Issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6 (2-3), 1999.


Ricky Varghese received his PhD in Sociology of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto in 2014. He serves as an associate editor for Drain: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture and has edited a special issue of the journal on the theme of the “Ruin” (2014) and another on “AIDS and Memory” (2016). He has also edited a special issue of the journal Porn Studies on the theme “Porn on the Couch: Sex, Psychoanalysis, and Screen Cultures/Memories” (2019), and more recently co-edited (along with David K. Seitz and Fan Wu) an issue of the Gay and Lesbian Quarterly on the theme “Queer Political Theologies” (2021). He is also the editor of a collection of essays, Raw: PrEP, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Barebacking, which was published by the University of Regina Press in November 2019. Presently, he holds the Tanis Doe Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Disability, and Social Justice (2020-2022) at the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. During his tenure at Ryerson, he will be working on two projects – beginning work on a monograph exploring the relationship between masculinity, suicidality, and the death drive and editing another essay collection titled Sex and the Pandemic, the latter of which is expected to be published by the University of Regina Press in early 2023. Alongside his scholarly work, he has also developed a rigorous art writing practice and his writings have appeared in such publications as Canadian Art, esse arts+opinions, C Magazine, and Modern Horizons. Further to his research endeavors and art writing, he is also trained professionally as a social worker, having acquired both his BSW and MSW, and has run a private practice as a psychotherapist in downtown Toronto since 2014. Having started it in September 2017, he is now in the final stages of his psychoanalytic training at the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis.



Gianni Vattimo, born in 1936, studied philosophy with Luigi Pareyson, Hans Georg Gadamer and Karl Löwith. He teaches theoretical philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy, and has taught as visiting professor in many universities in the US. He was a member of the European Parliament for Italy. Among his books published in English: The End of Modernity: Nihilism and Hermeneutics in Postmodern Culture (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1991); The Transparent Society (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1992); with A. Bonito Oliva, eds., James Lee Byars: The Perfect Thought (Distributed Art Publishers, 1992); The Adventures of Difference: Philosophy After Nietzsche and Heidegger (Parallax Re-Visions of Culture and Society) (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1993); Beyond Interpretation: The Meaning of Hermeneutics for Philosophy (Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. Press, 1997); Consequences of Hermeneutics, Philosophy & Literary Theory Series (Prometheus Books, 1999); Belief (Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. Press, 2000); Nietzsche: An introduction (Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. Press, 2002); After Christianity (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2002).


Adrian Vodovosoff practices as a psychoanalyst in Paris, France. His PhD thesis is “The Logic of crossing in Psychoanalysis. Lacan’s Optical Model: A Way of Thinking About the Course of Treatment and the End of Analysis” and was defended at the Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7. He is member of the association “Espace Analytique” in Paris, where he teaches psychoanalysis. []


Kevin Volkan is Professor of Psychology at California State University Channel Islands, where he researches and teaches courses on psychopathology and Nazi Germany. He also currently serves on the graduate medical education faculty for the Community Memorial Hospital System, where he teaches and conducts research with medical residents. Professor Volkan is a licensed psychologist who formerly practiced in a state hospital and as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. He is the author of Dancing With The Maenads: The Psychology of Compulsive Drug Use (New York: Peter Lang Publications; available from and numerous articles on psychoanalysis and object relations.


Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D., is CUNY Distinguished Professor in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is a member of the faculty of the Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at New YorkUniversity. He was a co-founder of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. His books include: Psychoanalysis and Behavior Therapy (New York: Basic Books, 1977); The Poverty of Affluence (New York: the Free Press, 1983); with Ellen F. Wachtel, Family Dynamics in Individual Psychotherapy (New York: Guilford, 1986); Action and Insight (New York: Guilford, 1987); Therapeutic Communication (New York: Guilford, 1993); Psychoanalysis, Behavior Therapy, and the Relational World (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association); and Race in the Mind of America: Breaking the Vicious Circles Between Blacks and Whites (New York: Routledge, 1999). His next book, forthcoming from Guilford Press, is Relational Psychotherapy. []


Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in New York City; she teaches at The New School, is a founding member of Das Unbehagen, and a graduate of The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.  Her first book is The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (London: Karnac, 2011).  She is also co-author of Stay Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine (New York: Pantheon Books, 2013).  She has written for “Apology”, “Cabinet”, “The Guardian”, “The New York Times”, “Playboy”, and many psychoanalytic publications.


Dr. Herman Westerink (1968) is assistant professor for Psychology of Religion at the University of Vienna, Austria. His most recent book publications include A Dark Trace: Sigmund Freud on the Sense of Guilt (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2009) and The Heart of Man’s Destiny: Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Early Reformation Thought (London: Routledge, 2012). []


Slavoj Žižek, a Marxist philosopher, is co-Director of the International Center for Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London. Among his latest publications are The Parallax View (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006) and How to Read Lacan (How to Read) (New York: W.W. Norton, 2007).


Alenka Zupančič is a full-time researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a visiting professor at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. She has written extensively on psychoanalysis and philosophy. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Ethics of the Real: Kant and Lacan (Verso 2000), The Shortest Shadow: Nietzsche’s Philosophy of the Two (MIT Press 2003), The Odd One In: On Comedy (MIT Press 2008), and Why Psychoanalysis: Three Interventions (Aarhus University Press 2008).



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