S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique

S Journal addresses key issues in Lacanian psychoanalysis and its related fields of philosophy, film, literary criticism, and political ideology critique.

Forthcoming: S10 - Lost Cause (2017)

Submissions are invited on topics of repetition and psychoanalytic approaches to the contemporary moment. Deadline May 31, 2017.

Call for submissions for S11: Marguerite Duras (2018)

For the most part, Lacanian discussions of Marguerite Duras’ work have focused on The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein. While this should not surprise – the novel was presented by Michèle Montrelay during Lacan’s Seminar in 1965 and Lacan himself devoted a short essay to it – it also raises the question whether other novels, theatre texts or films by Duras can be approached from a Lacanian point of view, to an equally illuminating effect.

The editors of S invite you to present readings of texts and films by Duras, other than Lol V. Stein. This may also be an occasion to address more general topics such as love, sexual difference, voice, gaze, repetition and politics, via a confrontation of Duras with Lacan."

If interested, please contact the editors before June 30, 2017, to discuss your proposed submision: Dominiek Hoens (dominiek.hoens[@]telenet.be) or Sigi Jottkandt (sjottkandt[@]gmail.com). The volume will be published online in December 2018.


Vol 9 (2016): Mallarmé Today

Edited by Robert Boncardo and Christian R. Gelder

Table of Contents


Introduction: Advice to Young Psychoanalysts: Read Mallarmé
Robert Boncardo, Christian R. Gelder


Is it Exact that All Thought Emits a Throw of Dice?
Alain Badiou
The Tell-Tale Constellations
Jean-Claude Milner
In Umbra Voluptatis Lusi: Play, jouissance, and illusio in Mallarmé and Bourdieu
Patrick Thériault
Art and Anarchy in the Time of Symbolism: Mallarmé and His Literary Group
Thierry Roger
Towards the Origins of 'Comrade Mallarmé': The Invention of a Politics of Reading
Jean-François Hamel
Believe That It Was To Be Very Beautiful (Mallarmé and Baudelaire)
Vincent Kaufmann
Mallarmé, Polecat-Ferret (Dominique Fourcade For and Against Mallarmé)
Claude Perez
Folding and Unfolding the Infinite: Space-time relations in Mallarmé's Un coup de dés
Larissa Drigo
Of a Latent Prose: Two Philosophical Readings
Guillaume Artous-Bouvet

General Articles

Relationality, Materiality and the Real in Lacan's Borromean Knot
Will Greenshields


Reading Beckett, Lacan and the Voice: Ventriloquism of the Literary Object
Arka Chattopadhyay

Complete issue

S9: Mallarmé Today
Robert Boncardo, Christian R. Gelder