Lacan's Écrits Conference

Call for Papers

All papers should take as their core focus a single écrit. This may be supplemented by readings of other écrits,  seminars or the work of other writers, but the core focus should be clear in the abstract and presentation. Submissions focusing on écrits not collected in the Écrits (i.e. works from Autres Écrits, uncollected or untranslated works) are especially welcome.

Papers should follow one of two modes; close readings or applications. The latter may include applications of Lacan’s ideas to other fields, contemporary issues or clinical material. Papers may, of course, combine close reading with applications.

All presenters will be allocated 15 minutes in which to present. This translates as approximately 2000 words. Presenters are encouraged to talk to, rather than read to, their audience.

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts should be around 400 and no more than 500 words long. The abstract should make explicit the points you will discuss, as well as providing an overview of your overall line of argument.

The first page of your submission should include your full name, the paper title, your institutional affiliation, your email address and a short biography which may be used to introduce you at the conference. The second page of the submission should include only the paper title and the abstract. The paper title on both pages must be identical. docxDownload and use the Template of the Individual Paper Submission form in ".docx" format.

Panel submissions are welcome. A panel submission should contain, as a first page, the panel title, the name of the panel chair, the names of all panelists, all individual papers titles and an overview of the panel theme/aims. This should be followed by the individual submissions in the format above for individual papers. docxDownload and use the Template of the Panel Submission form in ".docx" format.

All submissions will be blind peer reviewed. The deadline for submission of abstracts will be confirmed later, and we will in the meantime hold any abstracts which have already been submitted.

Please send your proposals to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – mentioning either ‘Paper Proposal 2021 Lacan Ecrits Conference’ or ‘Panel Proposal 2021 Lacan Ecrits Conference’ in the subject box.