Call for Papers

Lacan: Clinic & Culture Conference


Oral presentations and symposia are invited from scholars, clinicians, and graduate students. We invite papers on the following topics in relation to Lacanian psychoanalysis (this list is inspirational, not exhaustive):

- Contemporary clinical work (technique, trauma, the body, differential diagnosis, etc.)
- Working psychoanalytically within systems and institutions
- Race
- Sexuality and gender
- Systemic oppression
- Philosophy and phenomenology
- Psychology and other psychoanalytic orientations
- Science
- Religion

Oral presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes (no longer than 2000 words). Paper submissions (Word format) should be approximately 300 words. Submissions should make your basic points and overall argument clear. The first page of your submission should include your name, the submission title (and 3-5 keywords), institutional affiliation, a short bio, phone and email. The second page of the submission should include your title and the 300-word proposal.

Symposium submissions (Word format) should contain all individual paper submissions in addition to an overall description of aims and thematic concerns of the symposium (including 3-5 keywords). Submissions should also mention the symposium chair (name, institutional affiliation, phone and email). Symposia should be made up of 3 papers (no longer than 15 minutes each) and a chair to respond (no longer than 15 minutes).

Posters are invited from graduate* and undergraduate students. We invite posters on all topics related to Lacanian psychoanalysis. Abstracts for poster submissions (Word format) should be approximately 300 words. Submissions may take up a theme, an emerging research area, or an interdisciplinary project related to Lacanian psychoanalysis. At the end of the conference, the best poster will be awarded a prize.

Please send all proposals to with "Lacan Conference 2022 Submission" in the subject line. The deadline for all submissions is May 1st, 2022. Acceptances will be announced June 1st, 2022.

We encourage all presentations to make Lacanian concepts as clear and precise as possible and to use language accessible to those outside the Lacanian field. Demonstrating the relevance and applications of Lacanian psychoanalysis is the central focus of the conference.

Seminar and Workshops will be announced soon.

*Graduate students may submit an oral presentation and a poster, so long as they are on separate topics.