Calum Neill

Calum Neill

Dr Calum Neill

Associate 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

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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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • External PhD Examiner
  • External Examiner at Brunel University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE

 

Invited Speaker

  • 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

  • Autism in the Contemporary Lacanian Clinic
  • Social Superego and Liberation
  • Life Drive and the Feminine
  • Freud's Alibi and Lacan's New Triumph Religion
  • Racialization and the Sexuated Subject
  • Which Discourse Theory? Lacan, Emergency Capitalism & Paranoia
  • Lacanian Remains: Excavating Function and Field
  • 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
  • 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
  • Crisis? What Crisis? Fantasies of Masculinity in Contemporary Cinema

 

Reviewing

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

 

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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

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

Book
Neill, C., Vanheule, S., & Hook, D. (Eds.)
(2021). Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Overture' to 'Presentation on Psychical Causality'. London and New York: Routledge

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...

Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'The Freudian Thing' to 'Remarks on Daniel Lagache'

Book
Hook, D., Neill, C., & Vanheule, S. (Eds.)
(2019). Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'The Freudian Thing' to 'Remarks on Daniel Lagache'. London and New York: Routledge
The Écrits was Jacques Lacan’s single most important text, a landmark in psychoanalysis which epitomized his aim of returning to Freud via structural linguistics, philosophy a...

Masculinity in crisis: Myth, fantasy and the promise of the raw

Journal Article
Neill, C. (2020)
Masculinity in crisis: Myth, fantasy and the promise of the raw. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 25, 4-17. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41282-019-00135-7
In unravelling the question of sexual difference and the (non-)relation between the sexes, Jacques Lacan alludes to, draws on and restages Freud’s myth of the primal horde. Co...

Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Signification of the Phallus' to 'Metaphor of the Subject'

Book
S. Vanheule, D. Hook, & C. Neill (Eds.), (2018)
Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Signification of the Phallus' to 'Metaphor of the Subject'
The Écrits was Jacques Lacan’s single most important text, a landmark in psychoanalysis which epitomized his aim of returning to Freud via structural linguistics, philosophy a...

Do electric sheep dream of androids? On the place of fantasy in the consideration of the nonhuman

Book
Neill, C. (2018)
Do electric sheep dream of androids? On the place of fantasy in the consideration of the nonhuman. In G. Basu Thakur, & J. M. Dickstein (Eds.), Lacan and the Nonhuman, 213-225. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63817-1_11
From Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. through to Rosi Braidotti’s non-human actors, in fiction and theory alike, the notion of the non-human often runs very close to the human against whi...

Not to Naught be Brought: Paul Celan and the Necessary Failure of the Ever Coming Word

Journal Article
Neill, C. (2017)
Not to Naught be Brought: Paul Celan and the Necessary Failure of the Ever Coming Word. Annual review of critical psychology : action research, 13,
No abstract available.

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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