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Compiled by John Fletcher and Nicholas Ray, September 2012 

Books (including untranslated volumes)

Laplanche, Jean (1961) Hölderlin and the Question of the Father, trans. Luke Carson, Victoria, Canada: ELS Editions, 2007.

-------(1970) Life and Death in Psychoanalysis, trans. Jeffrey Mehlman, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976.

-------(1980) Problématiques I: L’angoisse, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

-------(1980) Problématiques II: Castration – Symbolisations, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. [Extract, “Lecture 20 May, 1975” {Anxiety and Symbolization}, trans. Arthur Goldhammer, in Literary Debate : Texts and Contexts, eds. Dennis Hollier and Jeffrey Mehlman, New York: The New Press, 1999.]

-------(1980) Problématiques III: La sublimation, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. [Extract, “To Situate Sublimation”, trans. Richard Miller, October, no. 28, Spring, 1984].

-------(1981) The Unconscious and the Id: A Volume of Laplanche’s Problématiques (Problématiques IV), trans. Luke Thurston, London: Rebus Press, 1999.

 

-------(1987) Problématiques V: Le baquet – transcendence du transfert, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France

-------(1987) New Foundations for Psychoanalysis, trans. David Macey, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989.

-------(1992) Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation and the Drives, ed. John Fletcher and Martin Stanton, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts.

-------(1992) La révolution copernicienne inachevée, Paris: Aubier. [Reprinted as Le primat de l’autre, Paris: Flammarion, 1997]

-------(1993) Le fourvoiement biologisant de la sexualité chez Freud, Paris: Synthélabo.

-------(1999) Entre séduction et inspiration: l’homme, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France

-------(1999) Essays on Otherness, ed. John Fletcher, London: Routledge.

-------(1999) La sexualité humaine: biologisme et biologie, Paris: Le Plessis-Robinson, 1999.

-------(2006) Problématiques VI: L’après coup Presses Universitaires de France, Paris.

-------(2006) Problématiques VII: Le fourvoiement biologisant de la sexualité chez Freud suivi de Biologisme et biologie, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. [Extract translated as “Exigency and Going-Astray”, trans. Vincent Ladmiral and Nicholas Ray, in Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 11, 2006, pp. 164-189].

-------(2007) Freud and the Sexual: Essays 2000-2006, ed. John Fletcher; trans. John Fletcher, Jonathan House, Nicholas Ray. New York. International Psychoanalytic Books, 2011.

Laplanche, Jean, and Jean-Bertrand Pontalis (1967) The Language of Psychoanalysis, trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith, London: The Hogarth Press, 1973.

Laplanche, Jean, and Andre Bourguignon, Pierre Cotet and Francois Robert (1989) Traduire Freud, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. [Extract, “Translating Freud”, trans. Maev de la Guardia and Bertrand Vichyn, in Translating Freud, ed. Darius Gray Ornston, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992].

 

Anglophone Journal Special Issues 

Fletcher, John (2002/3) ed., “Jean Laplanche and the Theory of Seduction”, New Formations, no. 48, Winter.

Fletcher, John (2010) ed., “The Laplanche Dossier”, Sitegeist: a Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, vol 5, Winter, 2010. [Articles included are reprinted in Laplanche 2007].

 

Essays and Articles translated into English 

Laplanche, Jean (1968) “Interpreting (with) Freud”, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, trans. Vincent Ladmiral and Nicholas Ray, vol. 11, 2006, pp. 164-189.

-------(1979) “A Metapsychology put to the Test of Anxiety”, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 62, 1981.

-------(1986) “From the Restricted to the Generalized Theory of Seduction”, in Seduction, Suggestion, Psychoanalysis, eds. Jose Corveleyn and Philippe Van Haute, Leuven University Press and Duquesne University Press, 1998.

-------(1988) “The Wall and the Arcade”, trans. Martin Stanton, in Laplanche, Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation and the Drives, ed. John Fletcher and Martin Stanton, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1992.

-------(1990) “Psychoanalysis, Time and Translation”, trans. Terry Thomas, in Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation and the Drives, 1992.

-------(1991) “Is Psychoanalysis Curable?”, trans. Aaron J Segal, available at: http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Laplanche-Is-Psa.-Curable1.pdf

-------(1994) “Specificity of Terminological Problems in the Translation of Freud”, International Review of Psychoanalysis, vol. 18.

-------(1994) “Psychoanalysis as Anti-hermeneutics”, trans. Luke Thurston, Radical Philosophy, no. 79, Sept./Oct., 1996.

-------(1995) “The So-Called ‘Death-Drive’: a Sexual Drive”, trans. Luke Thurston, in The Death-Drive, ed. Rob Weatherill, London: Rebus Press, 1999, reprinted in The British Journal of Psychotherapy, vol. 20, no. 4, 2004.

-------(1997) “Aims of the Psychoanalytic Process”, Journal of European Psychoanalysis, no. 5, Spring/Fall. Available at: http://www.psychomedia.it/jep/number5/laplanche.htm

-------(1997) “The Theory of Seduction and the Problem of the Other”, trans. Luke Thurston International Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 78, no. 4.

-------(1998) “Narrativity and Hermeneutics: some propositions”, trans. John Fletcher, in “Jean Laplanche and the Theory of Seduction”, Laplanche Special Issue, ed. John Fletcher, New Formations, no. 48, Winter, 2002/3.

-------(1999) “Sublimation and/or Inspiration”, trans. John Fletcher, in “Jean Laplanche and the Theory of Seduction”, Laplanche Special Issue, ed. John Fletcher, New Formations, no. 48, Winter, 2002-3.

-------(2001) “Sexuality and Attachment in Metapsychology”, trans. Susan Fairfield, in Infantile Sexuality and Attachment, ed. Daniel Widlöcher, New York: Other Press, 2002. [Retranslated in Laplanche, 2007]

-------(2003) “Closing and Opening of the Dream: Must Chapter VII be Rewritten?”, trans. Mira Reinberg and Thomas Pepper, in Dreams of Interpretation: A Century down the Royal Road, eds. Catherin Liu et al. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007. [Retranslated as “Dream and Communication: Should Chapter VII be Rewritten?” in Laplanche, 2007].

-------(2003) “Gender, Sex, and the Sexual”, trans. Susan Fairfield, in Gender and Sexuality, vol. 8, no. 2, 2007, [Retranslated in Laplanche, 2007].

-------(2008) “Psychoanalysis: Myths and Theories”, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, vol. 77, no. 3.

Laplanche, Jean, and Serge Leclaire (1959/66) “The Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Study”, trans. Patrick Coleman, Yale French Studies, no. 48, “French Freud”, 1972 [Reprinted in Laplanche (1981)].

Laplanche, Jean, and Jean-Bertrand. Pontalis (1964) “Fantasy and the Origins of Sexuality”, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol. 49, 1968. [Reprinted in  Formations of Fantasy, ed. Victor Burgin et al, Methuen, 1986; also reprinted in Unconscious Phantasy, ed. Ricardo Steiner, London: Karnac Books, 2003].

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Interviews in English 

(1977) “The Anxiety of Judging”. Discussion with Robert Badinter and Michel Foucault, trans. John Johnston, in Foucault Live: Collected Interviews 1961–84, ed. Sylvère Lotringer, New York: Semiotext(e), 1989.

(1991) “Jean Laplanche Talks to Martin Stanton”, in Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation and the Drives, ed. John Fletcher and Martin Stanton, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1992.

(2000) “The Other Within”. Interviewers, John Fletcher and Peter Osborne. Radical Philosophy, no. 102, July/August, 2000. Available at: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/interview/jean-laplanche-the-other-within-rethinking-psychoanalysis

(2001) “An Interview with Jean Laplanche”. Interviewer, Cathy Caruth. Postmodern Culture, vol. 11, no. 2. Available at: http://pmc.iath.virginia.edu/text-only/issue.101/11.2caruth.txt

(2003) “Masochism and Sexuality”. Interviewer, Jacques André. Journal of European Psychoanalysis, Winter/Spring.

(2006) “Extracts from an Interview with Jean Laplanche”. Interviewer, Alberto Luchetti. Sitegeist: a Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, vol. 5, Winter, 2010. Also available at: http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/2012/05/13/extracts-from-an-interview-with-jean-laplanche-interviewed-by-alberto-luchetti/

 

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Writing in English about Laplanche’s work

Benjamin, Andrew (1992) “The Unconscious: Structuring as a Translation”, in Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation and the Drives, ed. John Fletcher and Martin Stanton, London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1992.

Bollas, Christopher (2000) “The Seduction of the Story”, chapter 7 of Hysteria, London: Routledge.

Butler, Judith (2005) Giving an Account of Oneself, Fordham University Press, New York, 2005.

Cowie, Elizabeth (1992) “The Seductive Theories of Jean Laplanche: a new view of the drive, passivity and femininity”, in Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation and the Drives, 1992.

de Lauretis, Theresa (2008) “The Queer Space of the Drive: Rereading Freud with Laplanche”, chapter 3 of Freud’s Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Elliott, Anthony (2005)“The Constitution of the Subject: Primary Repression after Kristeva and Laplanche”, European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 8, Number 1.

Fletcher, John (1992) “The Letter in the Unconscious: the Enigmatic Signifier in the work of Jean Laplanche”, in Jean Laplanche: Seduction, Translation and the Drives, 1992.

-------(1999) “Psychoanalysis and the Question of the Other”, editorial introduction to Essays on Otherness, London: Routledge, 1999.

-------(2000) “Gender, Sexuality and the Theory of Seduction”, Women: a Cultural Review, vol. 11, no. 1/2, 2000. [Revised and reprinted in The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis, ed. Louise Braddock and Michael Lacewing, London: Routledge, 2007].

-------(2002/3) “Recent Developments in the General Theory of Primal Seduction”, editorial introduction to “Jean Laplanche and the Theory of Seduction”, New Formations, no. 48.

-------(2007) “Seduction and the Vicissitudes of Translation: the Work of Jean Laplanche”, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, vol. LXXVI, 2007.

-------(2010) “‘His Majesty the Ego’: from Freud to Laplanche”, Sitegeist: a Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, No. 4, Spring.

Frosh, Stephen (2002) “The Other”, American Imago, vol. 59, no. 4.

Green, André (1997) “Theoretical Strategies: Dogmatic and Genetic Perspectives”, chapter 7 of The Chains of Eros: The Sexual in Psychoanalysis, trans. Luke Thurston, London: Karnac, 2008. [Laplanche’s reply to Green can be found in his as yet untranslated essay “Le prégénital freudien à la trappe. A propos du livre d'André Green”, Revue Française de Psychanalyse, vol.4, 1997].

Osborne, Peter (1995) “Death and Recognition”, in The Politics of Time, London: Verso.

-------(2000) Peter Osborne, “Dialogue with Psychoanalysis”, in Philosophy in Cultural Theory, London: Routledge, 2000.

Phillips, Adam (1999) “Exits and Entrances”,  Journal of the North California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, vol. V, no. 2, Fall, 1999.

Ray, Nicholas (2009) “Psychoanalysis, Tragic Drama and the General Theory of Seduction”, chapter 1 of Tragedy and Otherness, Bern: Peter Lang.

-------(2012) “Psychoanalysis and the Animal: A Reading of the Metapsychology of Jean Laplanche”, Journal for Critical Animal Studies, vol. 10, no. 1.

Scarfone, Dominique (2005) “Laplanche and Winnicott Meet and Survive”, in Sex and Sexuality: Winnicottian Perspectives, ed. Lesley Caldwell, London: Karnac, 2005.

-------(2010) “In the Hollow of Transference: The Analyst Between Activity and Passivity”, Sitegeist: a Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy, No. 4, Spring.

Stack, Allyson (2005) “Culture, Cognition and Jean Laplanche’s Enigmatic Signifier”, Theory, Culture and Society, vol. 22, no 3.

Van Haute, Philippe (1995) “Fatal Attraction: Jean Laplanche on Sexuality, Subjectivity and Singularity”, Radical Philosophy, no. 73, Sept. / Oct. 1995.

Van Haute, Philippe, and Tomas Geyskins (2004) Confusion of Tongues: The Primacy of Sexuality in Freud, Ferenczi and Laplanche, New York: Other Press.