Ellie Ragland

No Image Available
Professor Emerita

PhD 1972, University of Michigan

Research and Teaching

Critical theory, psychoanalytic theory and comparative literature

Ellie Ragland taught critical theory, psychoanalytic theory, as well as comparative literature and world literature. She is the author of over 100 articles, has lectured nationally and internationally at over 100 universities and colloquia. She has held an NEH Grant, a Humanities Fellowship at the University of Illinois and has received other honors including the Gold Chalk Award from the University of Missouri for excellence in teaching. She has also been nominated to be listed in Who's Who in Humanities Higher Education and is the Frederick A. Middlebush Chair of English. Her books include Rabelais and Panurge: A Psychological Approach to Literary Character (Rodopi, 1976),Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis (University of Illinois Press, 1985), Essays on the Pleasures of Death: From Freud to Lacan (Routledge, 1995), The Logic of Sexuation: From Aristotle to Lacan (State University of New York Press, 2004). Her edited and co-edited books include Lacan and the Subject of Language (Routledge, 1991), Critical Essays on Jacques Lacan (Macmillan 1999), and Lacan: Topologically Speaking (Other Press, 2004). She edited the Lacanian journal Newsletter of the Freudian Field from 1987 to 1994. She is now the editor of (Re)-Turn: A Journal of Lacanian Studies. She reads regularly for journals and presses. She is also finishing a dissertation in psychoanalysis to be granted by The University of Paris where she taught in the department of psychoanalysis in 1994-1995. She is working on two manuscripts, The Logic of Structure in Lacan and The Structure of Hysteria: Discourse, Fantasy, and Sexuation.

Awards and Honors

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

Gold Chalk Award

Gradiva Prize, Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalytic Studies in the USA

Selected Publications

Ellie Ragland. "Dora and the Name-of-the-Father," The Symptom 6 (2006) www.lacan.com

Ellie Ragland. "'Eyes Wide Shut': The Woman Not Seen." Journal of European Psychoanalysis 1.20 (2005): 1-11 psychomedia.it

Ellie Ragland and Dragan Milovanovic, eds.. Lacan: Topologically Speaking (Other Press, 2004)www.otherpress.com

Ellie Ragland. The Logic of Sexuation: From Aristotle to Lacan (SUNY-Albany, 2004) www.sunypress.edu

Ellie Ragland co-authored with Dragan Milovanovic. "Introduction" Lacan: Topologically Speaking New York: Other Press 2004. xiii-xl

Ellie Ragland. "Lacan’s Topological Unit and the Structure of Mind," Lacan: Topologically Speaking Ed. Ellie Ragland and Dragan Milovanovic. New York: Other Press, 2004. 49-70

Ellie Ragland, Trans. Jean-Michel Vappereau, "Faire des Ronds," to "Making Rings: The Hole of the Sinthome in the Embedding of the Topology of the Subject." Lacan: Topologically Speaking New York: Other Press, 2004. 328-360 (with Jane C. Lamb-Ruiz)

Ellie Ragland, Trans. "Le square du sujet" to "The Square of the Subject." Lacan: Topologically SpeakingNew York: Other Press, 2004. 268-281

Ellie Ragland, Trans. Pierre Skriabine, "La clinique et la topologie: le defaut dans l’univers," to "The Clinic of the Borromean Knot," Lacan: Topologically Speaking Speaking, (New York: Other Press, 2004), pp, 249-267

Areas of Study