Lacanalia is a journal. A journal is a field of apparition, preservation, and transformation of thought. This journal is not a mass media outlet – it is not an outlet, nor is it for the masses. However, it remains in touch with the present day (jour). And today is the day when the human’s ability to read and write undergoes radical changes. Today is the day when the ABC is forgotten. The journal insists on the Letter, the Law, and the Subject, that is, on what is lost in today’s Bermuda Triangle of techno-paranoid-science, schizo-flows of capital, and the mass media in their service.
A journal is a locus of the School, the Knowledge, and the Letter. This is evidenced by the powerful influence of those journals that may serve as a beacon – October, Screen, and Cahiers du cinéma. We would not want to pass over a journal on whose pages Lacan was published for the first time – Minotaure. The subject of psychoanalysis is the subject who is able to speak, think, and write. The subject of psychoanalysis is the subject of culture. That is why Lacanalia should encompass modern art, literature, cinema, music, and even football. Psychoanalysis is a practice, and Lacanalia is a journal of practical theory enunciated around individual clinical cases and the culture’s symptoms.
It is evident that Lacanalia’s thought twines around and is pervaded by thoughts of Freud and Lacan. It is also evident that Lacanalia may be regarded as part of the School of Freudian and Lacanian Psychoanalysis, which is called upon to protect freedom from all forms of corrective bureaucratic coercion caused by canailles engaged in techno-paranoid-scientific obscurantism that is aimed at erasing any mention of thought – let alone thoughts of Freud and Lacan, only the mention of whom horrifies those who have vested themselves with the status of top managers of psychoanalysis.