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

Esteem

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)
  • Psychoanalytische Perspectieven
  • The Journal of European Psychoanalysis
  • Frontiers in Psychoanalysis and Neuropsychoanalysis
  • Millennium: Journal of International Studies
  • Žižek and Political Subjectivity, a special issue of Subjectivity, Vol 3.1
  • Žižek and Lacan, a special issue of the International Journal of Žižek Studies, Vol.2 No.2
  • Intersubjectivity and the (Im)possibility of Connection, a special issue of Subjectivity no.24
  • 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
  • Freud's Alibi and Lacan's New Triumph Religion
  • Which Discourse Theory? Lacan, Emergency Capitalism & Paranoia
  • Lacanian Remains: Excavating Function and Field
  • Life Drive and the Feminine
  • Racialization and the Sexuated Subject
  • Francis Bacon: Attacking the Self-Portrait
  • SEX, AI and the Enigma of Reproduction
  • Fatigue as Resistance to the Ideologies of Late Capitalism
  • Brazil: Psychoanalysis in the Shadow of Dictatorship
  • 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
  • Desire in the Era of Neoliberalism
  • Crisis? What Crisis? Fantasies of Masculinity in Contemporary Cinema

 

Reviewing

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

 

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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...

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...

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 ...

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