Calum Neill
Calum Neill

Dr Calum Neill

Professor

Biography

Calum Neill is a leading figure in the world of Lacanian theory, with particular expertise in ethics, discourse and subjectivity. He is the author of three groundbreaking books, co-editor of the Reading Lacan's Ecrits three volume collection and the editor of The Palgrave Lacan Series. He is also the founder and director of Lacan In Scotland, a research group which hosts monthly public seminars.

Calum is the University's Professorial Leader for Research Degrees, convening the University's Research Degrees Committee and co-ordinating research degrees provision across the institution.

He supervises PhDs in psychoanalytic and related theory.

News

Events

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Conference Organising Activity

  • Lacan's Ecrits Conference 2018
  • Discourse, Poetry and Possibility

 

Editorial Activity

  • The Palgrave Lacan Series
  • Teoría y Crítica de la Psicología (2015)
  • The Journal of European Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytische Perspectieven
  • Frontiers in Psychoanalysis and Neuropsychoanalysis
  • Žižek and Political Subjectivity, a special issue of Subjectivity, Vol 3.1
  • Millennium: Journal of International Studies
  • Intersubjectivity and the (Im)possibility of Connection, a special issue of Subjectivity no.24
  • Žižek and Lacan, a special issue of the International Journal of Žižek Studies, Vol.2 No.2
  • The International Journal of Žižek Studies
  • The Annual Review of Critical Psychology

 

External Examining/Validations

  • PhD examination
  • PhD examination
  • External PhD Examiner
  • External Examiner at Brunel University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE

 

Invited Speaker

  • Psychoanalysis in the 21st century
  • The Only Good Father
  • EthicalEthical Dilemma: Codes of Practice, why they don't work and why we need them

 

Media Activity

  • New Books in Psychoanalysis Podcast Interview

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Social Superego and Liberation
  • Autism in the Contemporary Lacanian Clinic
  • Which Discourse Theory? Lacan, Emergency Capitalism & Paranoia
  • Lacanian Remains: Excavating Function and Field
  • Life Drive and the Feminine
  • Freud's Alibi and Lacan's New Triumph Religion
  • Racialization and the Sexuated Subject
  • Francis Bacon: Attacking the Self-Portrait
  • Fatigue as Resistance to the Ideologies of Late Capitalism
  • Brazil: Psychoanalysis in the Shadow of Dictatorship
  • Desire in the Era of Neoliberalism
  • A Lacanian Approach to Dreams and the Unconscious
  • Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context – A Book Launch
  • Anticipation and Medicine – Is Screening Necessarily a Good Thing?
  • The Dialectic of Populist Desire: No Deal/Halloween Special
  • SEX, AI and the Enigma of Reproduction
  • Crisis? What Crisis? Fantasies of Masculinity in Contemporary Cinema

 

Reviewing

  • Language and Psychoanalysis
  • Frontiers in Psychoanalysis
  • Rowman & Littlefield
  • Theory and Event
  • Millennium: Journal of International Studies
  • Social and Personality Psychology Compass
  • The Journal of Peace Psychology
  • Subjectivity
  • The Journal of Asian and African Studies
  • Routledge
  • Theory and Psychology
  • Comparative Literature Studies
  • Angelaki: the Journal of Theoretical Humanities
  • Organization
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Psychology and Society
  • Sage
  • Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society

 

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Introduction: La trahison de l'écriture

Book Chapter
Neill, C. (2024)
Introduction: La trahison de l'écriture. In C. Neill, D. Hook, & S. Vanheule (Eds.), Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003368649-1
What kind of book is Lacan's Écrits? This is a more pressing question than it may appear. Knowing what type of book the Écrits is would provide us with a strategy for how one ...

Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture to this Collection' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'

Book
Neill, C., Hook, D., & Vanheule, S. (Eds.)
(2024). Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture to this Collection' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003368649
Reading Lacan's Écrits is the first extensive set of commentaries on the complete edition of Lacan's Écrits to be published in English, providing an indispensable companion pi...

The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience

Book Chapter
Neill, C. (2024)
The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience. In C. Neill, D. Hook, & S. Vanheule (Eds.), Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003368649-6
The short essay ‘The mirror stage as formative of the I function as revealed in psychoanalytic experience’ is without doubt Lacan's best-known piece of writing. Over its dense...

Overture to this Collection

Book Chapter
Hook, D., Neill, C., & Vanheule, S. (2024)
Overture to this Collection. In C. Neill, D. Hook, & S. Vanheule (Eds.), Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003368649-2
By citing Buffon's famous aphorism “The style is the man himself” as the opening lines of his Écrits, Lacan invites us to consider a number of salient themes concerning the fo...

Aggressiveness in Psychoanalysis

Book Chapter
Neill, C., & Eyers, T. (2024)
Aggressiveness in Psychoanalysis. In C. Neill, D. Hook, & S. Vanheule (Eds.), Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003368649-7
This chapter provides a close reading of Lacan's essay ‘Aggressiveness in Psychoanalysis’. In this écrit, Lacan situates aggression as a fundamental force in the emergence of ...

Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture' to 'Variations on the Standard Treatment'

Book
Neill, C., Vanheule, S., & Hook, D. (Eds.)
(2023). Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture' to 'Variations on the Standard Treatment'. London: Routledge

Reading Lacan's Écrits: From ‘Logical Time’ to ‘Response to Jean Hyppolite’

Book
Hook, D., Neill, C., & Vanheule, S. (Eds.)
(2022). Reading Lacan's Écrits: From ‘Logical Time’ to ‘Response to Jean Hyppolite’. London and New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003264231

Lacanian Perspectives on Blade Runner 2049

Book
Neill, C. (Ed.)
(2021). Lacanian Perspectives on Blade Runner 2049. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56754-5

Towards an Understanding of the Olfactory Drive

Book Chapter
Neill, C., & Di Gianfrancesco, C. (2021)
Towards an Understanding of the Olfactory Drive. In B. R. McLaughlin, & E. Daffron (Eds.), The Body in Theory: Essays After Lacan and Foucault (25-33). Jefferson, NC: McFarland

From Voight-Kampff to Baseline Test: By Way of an Introduction

Book Chapter
Neill, C. (2021)
From Voight-Kampff to Baseline Test: By Way of an Introduction. In C. Neill (Ed.), Lacanian Perspectives on Blade Runner 2049 (1-11). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56754-5_1
Focusing the differences between the famous Voight-Kampff test of the original Blade Runner film and the apparently more straightforward Baseline test of Blade Runner 2049, th...

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Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Director of Studies for PhD candidate at Universidad Nacional de Rosario