Bruce Fink, Ph.D.Full Professor
College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
914 Rockwell Hall
Education:Ph.D., Psychoanalysis, University of Paris, VIII, 1987
M.A., Philosophy, University of Paris, VIII, 1985
B.A., College Scholar Program, Cornell University, 1976
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 with and is now a member of the psychoanalytic institute Lacan created shortly before his death, the Ecole de la Cause freudienne in Paris, and obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis). He is also an affiliated member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.
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), and Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique: A Lacanian Approach for Practitioners (New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2007). A two-volume collection of his papers will be published by Routledge in the near future.
Dr. Fink has translated Lacan's The Seminar, Book XX (1972-1973): Encore, On Feminine Sexuality (New York: Norton, 1998), and Lacan's Ecrits: The First Complete Edition in English (New York: Norton, 2006), for which he received the 2007 nonfiction translation prize from the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation. He is currently completing the translation of three other works by Lacan: On the Names-of-the-Father, The Triumph of Religion, and The Seminar, Book VIII: Transference (Cambridge: Polity Press).
He is also the coeditor of three collections on Lacan's work published by SUNY Press: Reading Seminar XI: Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis (1995), Reading Seminars I and II: Lacan's Return to Freud (1996), and Reading Seminar XX: Lacan's Major work on Love, Knowledge, and Feminine Sexuality (2002). More recently, he has authored mysteries involving a character based on Jacques Lacan: The Psychoanalytic Adventures of Inspector Canal (London: Karnac, 2010). A second volume is expected to be available soon.
Dr. Fink can be contacted regarding psychoanalysis and supervision (in person or by phone) at 412-859-3997 (350 Cobblestone Circle, McKees Rocks, PA 15136). He can be reached by email at email@example.com.