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Real name: 

Primary Discipline

Primary Discipline: 

  • HumanitiesLanguages and literatureLiterary theoryCritical theory

Further Specification: 

Henry James specialist
Secondary Discipline

Secondary Discipline: 

  • Social SciencesPsychologyPsychoanalysis

Further Specification: 

Lacanian psychoanalysis


John Holland is an independent scholar specializing in Lacanian psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic literary criticism of Henry James and other American writers. He is also a French-to-English translator working in the social sciences and humanities. An American living in France since 1994, he has taught courses in composition, literature, American studies, translation and English as a second language in French and American universities and has also pursued his research at a variety of psychoanalytic schools and organizations.
• Ph.D. in English from Princeton University
• D.E.A. (Master's level) in Psychoanalysis from the Université de Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis

Current research areas: 

Lacanian psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic literary criticism. Henry James specialist.

Recent scholarly activity: 

Presented a paper entitled "The Wail of the Voice and the Vicissitudes of Transmission" at the Third International Conference of the European Society of Jamesian Studies in Paris on October 21, 2016.
Edited the 2015 issue of S: Journal of the Circle of Lacanian Ideology Critique, which includes his translation of a text by Jacques Lacan, "On a Reform in its Hole," and his article "The Capitalist Uncanny."

Recent publications: 

Please see:
• The "Publications" page of my website at
• My ORCID profile at

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