Calum Neill

Calum Neill

Dr Calum Neill

Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory

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 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
  • 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

  • External PhD Examiner
  • External Examiner at Brunel University

 

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

  • Francis Bacon: Attacking the Self-Portrait
  • Anticipation and Medicine – Is Screening Necessarily a Good Thing?
  • Brazil: Psychoanalysis in the Shadow of Dictatorship
  • Desire in the Era of Neoliberalism
  • SEX, AI and the Enigma of Reproduction
  • A Lacanian Approach to Dreams and the Unconscious
  • Fatigue as Resistance to the Ideologies of Late Capitalism
  • The Dialectic of Populist Desire: No Deal/Halloween Special
  • Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context – A Book Launch
  • Crisis? What Crisis? Fantasies of Masculinity in Contemporary Cinema

 

Reviewing

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

 

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Beyond identification: the (Im)possibility of Loving Thy Neighbour.

Book
Neill, C. (2011)
Beyond identification: the (Im)possibility of Loving Thy Neighbour. In A. Gulerce (Ed.), Re(con)figuring Psychoanalysis: Critical Juxtapositions of the Philosophical, the Sociohistorical and the Political, 129-145. Palgrave Macmillan

Choang-tsu’s butterfly: objects and the subjective function of fantasy.

Journal Article
Neill, C. (2006)
Choang-tsu’s butterfly: objects and the subjective function of fantasy. 880-01 Gramma : journal of theory and criticism = Gramma : periodiko theōrias kai kritikēs. 14, 61 - 70. ISSN 1106-1170
In the sixth chapter of the Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, Lacan refers to the taoist Choang-tsu's well known parable of the dream butterfly. Choang-tsu poses th...

The Excluded in Identification.

Book
Neill, C. (2011)
The Excluded in Identification. In L. Auested (Ed.), Psychoanalisis and Politics :exclusion and the politics of representationKarnac

The Locus of Judgement in Lacan's Ethics

Journal Article
Neill, C. (2005)
The Locus of Judgement in Lacan's Ethics. Journal for Lacanian studies. 3, 85-100. ISSN 1477-3635
This article seeks to redress an often elided aspect of Lacan’s treatment of ethics; the importance of judgement to the possibility of ethical action. Where writers like Žižek...

The act and the author.

Book
Neill, C. (2013)
The act and the author. In Parker, I. & Pavón-Cuéllar, D. (Eds.). Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy, 270-278. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-52163-5

Lacanian ethics and the assumption of subjectivity.

Book
Neill, C. (2010)
Lacanian ethics and the assumption of subjectivity. Palgrave Macmillan
However we conceive of ethics, whether by appeal to an exterior or traditional notion of right and wrong, or by appeal to some form of individual virtue or responsibility, it ...

Intersubjectivity and the (im)possibility of connection.

Book
(2008)
D. Hook, & C. Neill (Eds.), Intersubjectivity and the (im)possibility of connection. Palgrave MacMillan

Žižek and Lacan.

Book
(2007)
C. Neill (Ed.), Žižek and Lacan. IJŽS

An idiotic act: on the non-example Of Antigone.

Journal Article
Neill, C. (2005)
An idiotic act: on the non-example Of Antigone. Janus head. 34, 1-28. ISSN 1524-2269

One amongst many: the ethical significance of Antigone and the films of Lars von Trier.

Book Chapter
Neill, C. (2010)
One amongst many: the ethical significance of Antigone and the films of Lars von Trier. In S. E. Wilmer, & A. Zukauskaite (Eds.), Interrogating Antigone in postmodern philosophy and criticism, 135-146. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199559213.003.0008
Like Sophocles' Antigone, the work of Lars von Trier is often called upon to illustrate a point regarding ethics. Among those who so use these works are many Lacanians, such a...

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Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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