ECF- Open Teachings 2021-2022. "Psychoanalytic Knowledge Out in the Open".
The teachings of the École de la Cause freudienne are aimed at anyone interested in psychoanalysis, whatever their age, their status, their level of study or their taste for knowledge. Every evening, every week, all year round: a teaching by practitioners, members of the School, who put a psychoanalytic concept to work with the aim of making the vitality of Lacanian psychoanalysis known, both in clinical practice and in the way psychoanalysts are involved in current debates. The full programme of these courses can be found on the ECF website ( Each one, from all over France or from all the countries of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, can subscribe to follow a teaching by videoconference or free access by travelling to the ECF's facilities throughout the year. Radio Lacan is pleased to broadcast a course on each topic, with the agreement of each teacher.
Episode 1
“Return to phobia” course
By Jean-Louis Gault
Established by: Patrick Almeida
Lacan returns several times to the case of little Hans as his doctrine of the phallus develops. He situates phobia with regard to perversion and makes it as a turntable of neurosis. March 14, 2022 course.
116:55 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 14.03.2022
Episode 2
Course "The Ethics of Psychoanalysis in Times of Globalised Chatter".
By Philippe Benichou
Established by: Patrick Almeida
The social bond proper to psychoanalysis promotes an ethic like no other. This teaching is about exploring specificity and value in a news story where the discord of ideals borders on the deadly confrontation of the mirror stage. What happens to our ethics today of having "a chance to respond" to the bewilderment of contemporary jouissances and where does the dictatorship of the narcissism of the small difference assert itself as the new ideal? Lecture of 16 March 2022: "The Virtue of the Gaya Ciencia".
96:26 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 16.03.2022
Episode 3
Course "Lacanian Politics. Problems and Connections".
By Agnes Aflalo; Laurent Dupont; Agnès Bailly; Dominique Corpelet; Laurent Dumoulin
Established by: Patrick Almeida
We propose to question a series of phenomena that are symptomatic of and contribute to the malaise in the contemporary world. During this meeting on the 10th of February 2022, we will talk with the philosopher Jean-Claude Milner about freedom of expression vs. the Woke Spirit and Cancel Culture.
127:27 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 10.02.2022
Episode 4
Course "Interpreting / Interpretations".
By Esthela Solano Suárez; Hervé Castanet; Macha Makeïeff
Established by: Patrick Almeida
During the meeting on the 2nd of June 2022, as part of the ECF's open teaching and the "Interpretation/ interpretations" cycle, led by Hervé Castanet, an exceptional meeting took place with Macha Makeïeff. She speaks with Esthela Solano-Suárez and Hervé Castanet about her latest production of Molière's Tartuffe.
Course on 2 June 2022: "Interpretation / interpretations in theatre
105:29 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 02.06.2022
Episode 5
ECF - Course "Pastout Studies"
By Esthela Solano Suárez
Established by: Patrick Almeida
During her course, Esthela Solano-Suárez deals with Lacan's elucidation of the enigma of feminine jouissance - not-all jouissance, a stumbling block in Freudian elaboration. Lacan's change of perspective during his last teaching allowed him to extract feminine jouissance from Freudian phallocentrism and to place it within the topology of the hole - as Jacques-Alain Miller emphasises. In this last session of her course, Esthela Solano-Suárez carefully unfolds how the logical approach identifies "the real at stake in the supplementary jouissance of the feminine jouissance", taking into account "both the complexity of Lacan's operation and the different facets, clinical and political, that emerge today from the malaise in civilisation".
100:56 minutes | Audio in French | Recorded 10.06.2023
Pierre Naveau