John Muller is Director of Training at the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA. He is on the faculty of the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. In 1995 and 1998, he was awarded the Felix and Helena Deutsch Scientific Prize, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, Consulting Editor on Semiotics, Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, Corresponding Editor of The Letter: Lacanian Perspectives on Psychoanalysis, and he is the Coordinator of Lacanian Clinical Forum. He wrote Beyond the Psychoanalytic Dyad: Developmental Semiotics in Freud, Peirce, and Lacan. (New York, Routledge, 1996), Ouvrir les Écrits de Jacques Lacan (Paris, Erès, 1987), and edited with W.J. Richardson: Lacan and Language: A Reader’s Guide to Écrits (New York, International Universities Press, 1982), and The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida, and Psychoanalytic Reading (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988). He translated Lacan and Language by P. Julien. (Paris, Erès, 1987), and co-edited with J. Brent Peirce, Semiotics, and Psychoanalysis (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).