Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis, Ljubljana


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Društvo za teoretsko psihoanalizo, Ljubljana
Igriška ulica 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 755 050

Established in 1983 the Ljubljana-based Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis is known for its tongue-in-cheek slogan "With us you don't have to enjoy". The society's objective is to work on the conceptual development of psychoanalytical theory in relation to philosophy and to publish original texts as well as translation in this area. Its engagement in contemporary critical theory, ethics, structuralism, and philosophy is closely related to the Slovene Lacanian School. One of the texts which has been translated into English and German includes Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Lacan (edited by Slavoj Žižek and published in 1994 by Verso, London). In 1985 the same group also established the so-called "Ljubljana Film School".


The society has published the psychoanalytical and cultural studies journal Problemi since 1962. In 1985 it launched the Analecta book series which now comprises more than 60 publications. These are translations of theories (Spinoza, Hume, Hegel, Kant, Derrida, Lyotard, Badiou, Lacan, Foucault, Freud, etc.) with thorough commentaries as well as texts by the leading Slovene theoreticians in the field. Most of its publications are available via the online bookshop on the society's website.

International cooperation

The members of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis established Agalma Institute, which organises lectures by the society members and guests. Since 2005 Agalma has hosted lectures by Giorgio Agamben, Aaron Schuster, Gérard Wajcman, Mladen Dolar, Alenka Zupančič and Slavoj Žižek. Members of the society are regular guests of eminent universities in Europe (Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht) and America, several of their books have been translated into foreign languages.

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