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

Esteem

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

 

Date


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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.

Ethical dilemma: codes of practice, why they don't work and why we need them.

Presentation / Conference
Neill, C. (2017, March)
Ethical dilemma: codes of practice, why they don't work and why we need them. Presented at Can I Really Do This?, London
The very term ‘ethics’ falters unhelpfully in its usage. On a common sense level, we all know what we mean when we hear or use the term but in practice it signifies both a mod...

Aggressiveness in psychoanalysis.

Book Chapter
Neill, C., & Eyers, T. (in press)
Aggressiveness in psychoanalysis. In Reading the Écrits – A Guide to Lacan’s works Vol 1Taylor & Francis
No abstract available.

How evil people choose their victims: The Dark Triad and perceptions of personality traits and vulnerability

Presentation / Conference
Li Chung, K., Charles, K., Neill, C. & Willis, A. (2016, July)
How evil people choose their victims: The Dark Triad and perceptions of personality traits and vulnerability. Poster presented at 18th European Conference on Personality, Timișoara, Romania
The Dark Triad (DT) – Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy – is associated with grandiosity, insensitivity, and exploitation. Some people are found to be more sensiti...

The particular in poetry, or how psychology has colonised the expression of experience.

Presentation / Conference
Neill, C. (2016, June)
The particular in poetry, or how psychology has colonised the expression of experience. Paper presented at 33rd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts

Ethics and Psychology: Beyond Codes of Practice

Book
Neill, C. (2016)
Ethics and Psychology: Beyond Codes of Practice. Taylor & Francis
This highly original book explores the idea and potential of psychology in the context of ethical theory, and the idea of ethics in the context of psychology. In so doing, it ...

Lacan’s master-signifier revisited, or Mandela and repression.

Presentation / Conference
Neill, C. (2016, April)
Lacan’s master-signifier revisited, or Mandela and repression. Paper presented at LACK Conference 2106, Colorado College

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