Lacanalia is a Russian-language psychoanalytic journal published quarterly online. Lacanalia is closely associated with the School of Freudian and Lacanian Psychoanalysis (St. Petersburg, Russia). The journal’s first issue was published in 2009.
Each issue features not only publications by Russian-language authors, but also translations of articles by psychoanalysts from all over the world. Thus far, we have translated and published articles originally written in English, French, Italian, German, and Hebrew.
Lacanalia invites contributions that reflect on clinical work, art, literature, and everyday life, among many other areas. The journal occasionally accepts submissions in the form of audio and video materials.
A reference to the name of Jacques Lacan can easily be discovered in the title of the journal. Moreover, Lacanalia’s logo plays around the idea of the objet petit a, the always elusive and unattainable object-cause of desire. Further to this idea, the letters ‘a’ in Lacanalia on the cover of each issue disappear when the reader attempts to point at them with the mouse cursor.
Lacanalia is a field where psychoanalytic enunciation becomes possible. It supports the subject in the subject’s resistance against any forms of unification. Lacanalia’s authors write not because they wish to obtain yet another academic publication, but because they cannot help writing, speaking, reflecting, and thinking. Lacanalia’s authors write not in order to provide readily-available answers, but rather in order to raise new questions and broaden the field of questioning itself. This motion in metaphorical grasping cannot ever bring satisfaction, and hence its endlessness.
Lacanalia’s current and past issues:
# 27 (2018) Phylogenetic Fantasies
# 26 (2017) Body without Organs
# 25 (2017) Rats!
# 24 (2017) Prosthesis – Cut
# 23 (2017) Prosthesis
# 22 (2016) Threads
# 21 (2016) Dora – Madonna
# 20 (2016) Psychosis
# 19 (2015) Todestrieb
# 18 (2015) Voice
# 17 (2015) Monsters
# 16 (2014) Encore
# 15 (2014) Matrix
# 14 (2013) Skin
# 13 (2013) Shame
# 12 (2013) Melancholia
# 11 (2012) Circles
# 10 (2012) Happiness and Jouissance
# 9 (2012) Cosmos
# 8 (2012) Anxiety
# 7 (2011) Signs
# 6 (2011) Human Nature II, or Abduction of the Subject
# 5 (2011) Human Nature
# 4 (2010) Teddy Bear
# 3 (2010) Capital – Vampire
# 2 (2010) The Butcher’s Wife
# 1 (2009) Dialectics
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Address for correspondence: 18a Bolshoy Prospekt (Petrograd Side), St. Petersburg, 197198, Russia.