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Jacques Nassif

A student of Lebanese origin, Nassif studied with AlthusserDerrida, Ricoeur and Lacan. in the 1960s and joined the editorial board of the Cahiers pour l’Analyse in its eighth issue, after his own analysis ‘A Child is Being Beaten’ appeared in volume seven. He then contributed a piece to volume nine that addressed Freud’s own ‘epistemological breaks’ from the theories and practices of Charcot in order to found the science of psychoanalysis. Nassif became a psychoanalyst himself in 1970 and, over the last decade especially, has been an active contributor to the literature in the field. He has been a key figure in its international development, giving seminars in Montréal and contributing to the training of analysts in Lebanon. He has also translated works by Philip Larkin and the Spanish writer Juan José Millás into French. Today, Nassif’s practice as an analyst is based in Barcelona and Paris.

In the Cahiers pour l’Analyse

Jacques Nassif, ‘Le fantasme dans “On bat un enfant”’, CpA 7.4 [HTML] [PDF] [SYN]
Jacques Nassif, ‘Freud et la science’, CpA 9.10 [HTML] [PDF] [SYN]

Select bibliography

  • Contribution to Lacan’s Seminar XVI, From an Other to the Other (1968–9), Exposition of Gilles Deleuze, Logic of Sense, 15th session, 19 March 1969.
  • Freud, L’inconscient: Sur les commencements de la psychanalyse. Paris: Galilée, 1977. Republished in the collection ’Champs’, Flammarion, 1992.
  • Martin l’archange. Paris: Gallimard, 1985.
  • Pourquoi faire une analyse?. Ramonville Saint-Agne: Erès, 1993.
  • Comment devient-on psychanalyste?. Ramonville Saint-Agne: Erès, 1999.
  • Le bon mariage: l’appareil de la psychanalyse. Paris: Aubier 1992.
  • L’Écrit, la voix: Fonctions et champ de la voix en psychanalyse. Paris: Aubier, 2004.
  • Un troisième temps pour la psychanalyse. Paris: Aubier, 2007.