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The Fourteenth Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association was held at Marienbad from August 2 until August 7 1936, directed by Ernest Jones, Lacan delivers his speech on the mirror stage on August 2.

Lacan read a paper to the Fourteenth Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, which met in Marienbad with Ernest Jones presiding. It was entitled The Mirror Stage. Theory of a Structuring and Genetic Moment in the Constitution of Reality, Conceived in Relation to Psychoanalytic Experience and Doctrine. The paper was indexed as ‘The Looking-Glass Phase’ in The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 18 (1937), p. 78. Although unpublished, it was the predecessor of a later version delivered to the Sixteenth Congress in 1949 and included in Ecrits, the collection of Lacan’s work which appeared in 1966, The title was now The Mirror State as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience.

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