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Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus

10/03/2018 - 02/24/2019

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí are two of the most significant and influential figures of the twentieth century.
Dalí was a passionate admirer of the father of psychoanalysis and finally met him in London on July 19th 1938. This year 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of this event. A new exhibition at the Freud Museum will explore the connection between the two men, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

The painting, on loan from the Tate, will be the central point in the exhibition for an exploration of the extensive influence of Freud on Dalí and on Surrealism. Also considered will be Freud’s own attitude to painting, illuminated by his response to this encounter with Dalí.

Dalí had read The Interpretation of Dreams as an art student in Madrid in the early 1920s. This was, he wrote, “one of the capital discoveries of my life, and I was seized with a real vice of self-interpretation, not only of my dreams but of everything that happened to me.” This passion for self-interpretation took not just visual but also written form. In 1933 Dalí wrote a “psycho-analytical essay”, as he described it, on the famous painting by Jean-François Millet, The Angelus. The essay was eventually published as a book, The Tragic Myth of Millet’s ‘Angelus’. In it, Dalí explores his own obsession with the painting, which he lays out in the form of a Freudian case history.

In 1938, after several attempts, Dalí finally met his hero Freud, newly arrived in London after fleeing from Nazi-occupied Vienna. The meeting was brokered by Stefan Zweig, who was present, together with Dalí’s friend and patron Edward James, who owned The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. Dalí hoped his painting would allow him to engage Freud in a discussion of the psychoanalytical theory of Narcissism and would help him to demonstrate his concept of critical paranoia.

Dali was given permission to sketch Freud during the visit. These drawings, now in the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí in Spain, will be on display, and Dali’s long poem with the same title as the painting, The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. There will also be material from the Freud Museum’s archive and collections, shedding light on Freud’s attitude to Dalí and their meeting.

Other themes of the exhibition will include the classical origins of the myth of Narcissus and the place of narcissism in psychoanalytic thinking. Freud’s own collections will play a part. For example, they include a copy of the classical relief Gradiva; Freud’s study of Wilhelm Jensen’s novel Gradiva was the inspiration for some of Dalí’s important paintings and drawings on this theme from the early 1930s.

Through images, including original paintings and drawings, photographs and prints, and documents including letters, manuscripts, books and Freud’s appointment diary, the intense – if somewhat one-sided -relationship between two extraordinary thinkers and creators will be explored.

The exhibition will be curated by the distinguished art historian Dawn Ades, curator of the recent highly successful Dali/Duchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, and an exciting public programme, which will include lectures and debates on topics including Narcissism, the relationship between art and psychoanalysis through Freud’s writings on Leonardo and Michelangelo, Freud and surrealism, psychoanalysis and classicism, and Lacan’s debt to Dalí’s critical paranoia.


10/26/2018 - 02/28/2019

open to public
Organizer: Galerie der Komischen Künste
Venue: MuseumsQuartier/Q21
Museumsplatz 1

1070 Vienna
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Wie sieht Psychoanalyse beim Werbepsychologen aus? Woran erkennt man einen Psychiater beim Blind Date? Und was machen Löffel bei der Sexualberatung?

Diesen und anderen Fragen gehen die besten Cartoonist_innen des deutschen Sprachraums (und zwei Gastzeichner aus den USA) in diesem Buch nach. Damit hätte wohl auch Sigmund seine Freud‘ gehabt.

Maudsley Lectures - Spring 2019

01/14/2019 18:30 - 04/01/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis
10 Windsor Walk
SE5 8BB London
United Kingdom
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Join us for the Maudsley lectures - a series of talks and discussion groups exploring the application of psychoanalytical concepts to clinical work and beyond. This year our lectures explore the psychoanalytic consultation, and the relationship between mind and body.

The Maudsley lectures will be of particular interest to clinicians, and trainees working in psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, nursing and other areas of mental health. However, anyone is welcome to attend.

Lectures start at 6.30pm and are held on Mondays
Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, then there is time for questions
There is a short break before moving into smaller discussion groups
Groups start at 8pm and last for around one hour
You will stay in the same discussion group thoughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together
You will be provided with a reading list and core reading material for each lecture
NEW FOR 2018/19:
These lectures are available to book as a whole term only - You cannot purchase individual lectures.

London Introductory Lectures - Spring 2019

01/16/2019 - 03/27/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis
112A Shirland Road
W9 2BT London
United Kingdom
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Whether you are completely new to psychoanalysis, or you wish to deepen the knowledge you already have, the Introductory Lectures will help you discover key psychoanalytic concepts and how they apply in the consulting room and beyond.

You´ll hear from renowned psychoanalysts at the forefront of psychoanalytic practice, including those who have trained, taught and supervised at leading universities and treatment centres like the Tavistock Clinic, The Portman Clinic and the Maudsley Hospital.

Lectures start at 5.45pm and are held on Wednesdays in Maida Vale, London
Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, including time for questions
There is a short break before moving into smaller discussion groups
Groups start at 7pm and last for around one hour
You will stay in the same discussion group thoughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together
You will be provided with a reading list and core reading material for each lecture
PLEASE NOTE: While you are able to purchase Spring 2019 by itself, we would only recommend this option if you attended Autumn term in 2017. This is because the lectures in Spring Term build on the knowledge gained in Autumn - this is best experienced as a two-term course.

Leeds Introductory Lectures - Spring 2019

01/16/2019 19:00 - 03/27/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Leeds - Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
34/36 Springwell Road
LS12 1AW Leeds
United Kingdom
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The Introductory Lectures are a two-part series, offering an overall view of the core concepts in psychoanalysis and their main applications.The course is open to all including those completely new to the subject and no specific experience or qualifications are required.

It’s an opportunity for learning and discussion in the company of a range of people sharing curiosity and interest regarding psychoanalytic ideas and their relation to the world, psychoanalysis as a treatment and psychoanalysis as a profession.

Participants are provided with basic texts for each lecture and further reading is suggested and is available from the Institute’s library.

Course leaders: Mr Richard Agass and Dr Anuradha Menon

When: Wednesdays 7.00PM– 9.00PM

Курс по психоанализу «По ту сторону фантазма»

01/21/2019 - 01/26/2019

open to public
Organizer: The Freud Museum of Dreams
Venue: The Freud Museum of Dreams
Большой проспект Петроградской стороны, 18A
197198 Saint Petersburg
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На курсе "По ту сторону фантазма" разговор выстраивается вокруг координат фантазма субъекта, этики психоанализа, теории психозов.

21 января
Теория дискурсов Лакана (В.М.)
Психоанализ любви Лакана (А.Ю.)

22 января
Антигона. Этика желания Лакана (В.М.)
Женская сексуальность. Схема сексуации Лакана (А.Ю.)

23 января
«Сексуальных отношений не существует» (В.М.)
Аффект тревоги (А.Ю.)

24 января
Символические структуры, миф и наслаждение (В.М.)
Теория психозов: от фрейдовского Verwerfung к лакановскому Forclusion (А.Ю.)

25 января
Теория психозов: Отцовская метафора и неполнота Другого (А.Ю.)
Наслаждение Шребера (В.М.)

26 января
Теория психозов: элементы клиники, расстройства языка (А.Ю.)
«Варианты образцового лечения» (В.М.)

Занятия с 11:00 до 18:00 с понедельника по субботу включительно с часовым перерывом, только очная форма обучения.
Стоимость 14 000 р.

PROJECTIONS: Erotic Cinema

01/21/2019 19:00 - 02/25/2019

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Since the first kiss was documented on film in 1896, erotic cinema has titillated viewers and outraged repressed moralists.
The depiction of sexuality can have a pronounced effect on character development, shaping the direction of a film’s central themes. Sigmund Freud believed that “the behaviour of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of their other modes of reaction in life.” We respond to provocative content that ‘turns us on’; risqué scenes make the heart beat faster and ignite the imagination. Psychoanalysts regard sexuality as the key to understanding how the mind works; “no one who disdains the key will ever be able to unlock the door,” Freud warned.

Eros, the Ancient Greek word for romantic love, is tantamount to the life instinct in psychoanalysis, constituting the pleasures of the flesh, procreation, survival, productivity and the desire to unite with others. Early on, Freud defined erotic impulses as being opposed by the Ego. But later, in Beyond The Pleasure Principle (1920), he placed Eros in contrast to the so-called ‘death wish’: repetition, aggression, a masochistic need to sabotage what we love, and the compulsion to return to an inorganic state (i.e., Thanatos).

The simultaneously binding and clashing forces of sex and death together form an entwined dual system that is the source of all creation. PROJECTIONS: Erotic Cinema is a 6-week course exploring this paradoxical tension in eroticism, tracing its manifestation in moving image, from unbridled passions to destructive urges, via deviant practices, to a more diverse and inclusive representation of romance, culminating in a study of modern technology’s impact on the realm of the senses.

Advance viewing is optional, bespoke montages will be shown during weekly sessions (see filmography below):

Week 1: EROS

Sex and Lucía (2001), 9 Songs (2004), Love (2015)


Damage (1992), Exotica (1994), Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Week 3: FETISH

The Night Porter (1974), Crash (1996), Secretary (2002)

Week 4: TABOO

9 1/2 Weeks (1986), Breaking The Waves (1996), L’Amant Double (2017)

Week 5: QUEER

Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Below Her Mouth (2016), Moonlight (2016)


Sex Lies and Videotape (1989), Her (2014), Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.

Jour fixe des Instituts für transkulturelle und historische Forschung: The Destiny of the Self – A Social-Psychological Model of the Esoteric Subjectivity

01/22/2019 18:30

open to public
Organizer: SFU - Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität Wien
Venue: SFU - Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Freudplatz 1
1020 Vienna
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Sehr geehrte Studierende! Verehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen!

Das an der Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität angesiedelte „Institut für transkulturelle und historische Forschung“ beschäftigt sich mit inter- und transkulturellen sowie postkolonialen Fragestellungen, mit mentalitätsgeschichtlichen, kulturwissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Grundlagen der Psychotherapiewissenschaft und der Geschichte der Psychotherapie.

Drei Mal im Semester findet ein Jour fixe statt, der ein Diskussionsforum für Gastvorträge, SFU-Projekte und studentische Forschung bieten soll. Der Jour fixe wendet sich an alle Interessierten, externe Besucherinnen und Besucher sind ausdrücklich willkommen. Die Veranstaltungen finden bei freiem Eintritt statt.

Zum dritten Jour fixe Termin im Wintersemester wird Jérôme Seeburger einen Vortrag in englischer Sprache über seinen Forschungsschwerpunkt Sozialpsychologie der Esoterik halten.

The Destiny of the Self
A Social-Psychological Model of the Esoteric Subjectivity
Modern esoteric spirituality is focused on the self. To find the true self, to realise its divine potential is the aim of the spiritual journey. The various practices and teachings used by esoteric believers serve as means to the end of self-realisation. They range from astrology to zen and are combined in an eclectic way. But what precisely is that self the esoteric searchers are trying to find? In this lecture Jérôme Seeburger tries to give an answer to that question. Based on social-psychological research on esotericism he develops a model of the esoteric subjectivity. It consists of the self, which is divided in the true and the false self, a positive, good authority and a negative, evil one. The content of these objects as well as their relationships and their dynamics will be analysed. With the help of the insights of psychoanalysis and the studies on authoritarianism the character of the authorities will be illuminated. The speaker will formulate the anti-thesis to the position that claims self-authority to be the highest authority within the esoteric subjectivity. In opposition to that thesis he will argue, that the proclaimed self-authority in fact obscures the destiny of the self: submission to the authority of destiny.

Termin: Dienstag 22. Jänner 2019 18:30 Uhr
Ort: SFU Freudplatz 1, 1020 Wien Raum: 1002

Sexuelle Emanzipationen – Nachdenken über Sexualität und Geschlecht in den Wiener Kreisen um Karl Kraus und Sigmund Freud

01/22/2019 19:00

open to public
Organizer: Sigmund Freud Museum
Venue: Sigmund Freud Museum
Berggasse 19
1090 Vienna
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Sowohl Sigmund Freud als auch Karl Kraus äußerten sich im Wien um 1900 – angeregt durch die Umordnung sozialer Normen, die sie wiederum selbst vorantrieben – zur sogenannten „sexuellen Frage“. Sie kommentierten und beförderten chaotische Debatten, in denen sich ethische und ästhetische, soziale und ökonomische, psychologische und mythologische, medizinische und rechtliche Fragen vermischten. Beide traten gegen die gesellschaftliche Tabuisierung von Sexualität auf und gewannen neue Perspektiven auf Homosexualitäten und Prostitution. Beide blieben dabei aber auch weitgehend dem hegemonialen „modernen“ Geschlechterdispositiv um 1900 verhaftet. Der Frage nach den Schnittstellen, Gemeinsamkeiten und Differenzen der Wiener Kreise um Kraus und Freud im Zusammenhang mit ihrem Nachdenken über Sexualität und Geschlecht wurde dabei selten genauer nachgegangen. Anhand bekannter Figuren – wie Otto Weininger und Oscar Wilde – und unbekannterer Akteure – wie Otto Soyka und David Oppenheim – soll hier eine Skizze des Ideenaustauschs um sexuelle Emanzipationen versucht werden.

Katharina Prager studierte Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft und Geschichte. Sie promovierte am Institut für Zeitgeschichte mit einer Arbeit über den Remigranten Berthold Viertel. Die Dissertation wurde zweifach ausgezeichnet. Ihr darauf basierendes und im Frühjahr 2018 im Wiener Böhlau Verlag erschienenes Buch Berthold Viertel. Eine Biografie der Wiener Moderne im Wiener Böhlau Verlag entstand – wie auch viele andere ihrer Studien – in intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit Nachlässen und Biografietheorie. Archiv und Biografie bilden seit einigen Jahren auch den beruflichen Fokus ihrer Arbeit: Als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin des Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für Geschichte und Theorie der Biografie und der Wienbibliothek im Rathaus bearbeitet sie den Karl Kraus-Nachlass und entwickelte ein digitales, biografisches Archiv zu Kraus. Sie ist zudem Vizepräsidentin der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Exilforschung und versucht nicht nur, Wien 1900 mit Exil und Remigration zusammenzudenken, sondern immer auch aktuelle Bezüge herzustellen.

An Evening on Broadway in Support of NYPSI

01/22/2019 19:00

open to public
Organizer: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI)
Venue: Golden Theatre / Il Gattopardo Restaurant
252 West 45th Street
NY 10036 New York
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7:00 – 9:00 pm: Theater Performance of Academy Award® winner Kenneth Lonergan’s “The Waverly Gallery”  

9:00 – 11:00 pm: Dinner & Conversation with Tony Award® winner Joan Allen and director Lila Neugebauer at Il Gattopardo Restaurant

Join us for a special evening that includes a performance of “The Waverly Gallery” starring Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen and Michael Cera, as well as a post-play dinner and conversation with star Joan Allen and director Lila Neugebauer.

Lezione Magistrale – Cesare Maffei

01/23/2019 11:00

open to public
Organizer: SFU - Sigmund Freud University sede di Milano
Venue: SFU - Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität Berlin
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 77
20143 Milan
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Nuove ricerche sul problema dell’impulsività nei pazienti con disturbi di personalità borderline
Lezione magistrale del Professor Cesare Maffei

Cesare Maffei è Professore ordinario di Psicologia clinica, Primario del Servizio di Psicologia clinica e Psicoterapia dell’Istituto Scientifico dell’Ospedale San Raffaele.

A Closer Look At… Freud’s Escape to England

01/23/2019 14:00

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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The talk will cover the background to the events which led to Sigmund Freud leaving Vienna for London in 1938 and the actual circumstances of his departure.

Lektüregruppe zu Žižek, The Parallax View

01/24/2019 19:30

open to public
Organizer: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Venue: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 9
10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
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Leitung: Alex Janda

Donnerstags, vierzehntägig, 19.30 – 21:00 Uhr, Beginn: 10. Januar 2019

“A parallax shift refers to the apparent motion of an object when it is seen from different perspectives. But what if the observed change is not simply subjective? What if it arises from the object itself and its inherent antagonisms? – ‘It is the wager of this book that, far from posing an irreducible obstacle to dialectics, the notion of the parallax gap provides the key which enables us to discern its subversive core. To theorize this parallax gap properly is the necessary first step in the rehabilitation of the philosophy of dialectical materialism.’”

In this masterpiece, Slavoj Zizek offers an overview of his system of thought: by reading Hegel with Lacan, he is far from reassuring Hegel as a philosopher of „synthesis“, rather, in the step from Kant to Hegel, the Kantian antinomies are affirmed in the dialectical process, as found in the Lacanian move from ‘Alienation’ to ‘Separation’. We wish to read Zizek together in order to approach the stimulating intersections between philosophy and psychoanalysis, with each operating as the ex-tim core of the other ‘field of engagement’.

With regard to people without knowledge of German or French, the book is read in English.

Teilnahmegebühr: 5€ pro Seminarsitzung

Evolutionism, Affective Neuroscience And Psychotherapy


open to public
Organizer: NPSA-The Neuropsychoanalysis Association
Venue: University of Rome
Via dei Sabelli 108
00185 Rome
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Department Neurosciences and Mental Health
University of Rome

SPI – Società Psicoanalitica Italiana


Evolutionism, Affective Neuroscience
and Psychotherapy

25 January 2019
Rome, via dei Sabelli 108

The main theme of this conference is Affective Neuroscience, which has allowed us to reposition the psychoanalytic drives within the motivational/emotional systems, in a context once again shared with biology.

Disruptions In Childhood: Reworking Unexpected Separations

01/25/2019 18:00

open to public
Organizer: The Chicago Institute For Psychoanalysis
Venue: The Chicago Institute For Psychoanalysis
122 South Michigan Avenue
60603 Chicago
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Unanticipated losses occur during the lives of many children, through death, divorce, incarceration and other traumas. As a child deals with these losses in therapy, the parent can either enhance the child’s ongoing development or create further disruption. Working with parents to understand their own needs and responses to loss supports the child’s progressive development. Two case presentations will illustrate how the therapist can facilitate this growth.

Benjamin Garber is director emeritus of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s Child Grief Services and a training and supervising analyst at the Institute. Renee Rapp is a graduate of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program and a therapist in Child Grief Services.

Filmreihe am PaIB: Dokumentarfilme als Beiträge zur Psychoanalyse Filmvorführung „Eichmanns Ende“ von Raymond Ley

01/25/2019 19:30

open to public
Organizer: Psychoanalytisches Institut Berlin e.V.
Venue: Psychoanalytisches Institut Berlin e.V.
Goerzallee 5
12207 Berlin
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Filmreihe am PaIB: Dokumentarfilme als Beiträge zur Psychoanalyse Filmvorführung „Eichmanns Ende“ von Raymond Ley
Dr. Wolfgang Hegener

Freitag, 19.30 Uhr in Raum 1.

Ort: IfP, Goerzallee 5, 12207 Berlin

Ethics Workshop w/Norman Clemens, M.D.

01/26/2019 08:45

open to public
Organizer: Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center
Venue: Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center
2460 Fairmount Blvd.
OH 44106 Cleveland
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Ethical and Intrapsychic Issues on the End of a Psychoanalytic practice

8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. registration and coffee
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. break

Mental Health Clinicians have to be aware of the many ethical issues that arise in our practices on a daily basis. This workshop will help make clinicians aware of the important issues we face and on major problem areas facing mental health practitioners. These will include but not be limited to the uses of technology, divorce and custody issues, boundary crossings and HIPAA compliance.  We welcome attendees to bring their own vignettes and questions.
Participants will be able to identify major problem practice areas in all aspects of their professional work.
Participants will be able to use the strategies discussed in the workshop to solve problems in clinical practice.
Attorney Glenn Karr – is an attorney in private practice who handles health insurance, general business and employment matters for clients, including therapists in solo practice and groups.  He frequently deals with questions involving professional licensing board issues and defends therapists when complaints are made against them to their licensing boards.  During Glenn’s almost 43 years of practice he has served as the top legal officer of the fifth largest Blue Shield plan in the country, was on the Board of Trustees of one of the first HMO’s formed in Central Ohio, and has taught a law school course entitled The Regulation of Insurance. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.This workshop is open to all mental health professionals.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychoanalysis and Feminism

01/26/2019 10:00

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Scholars of the mid-20th century brought to light a feminist critique of the patriarchal structure of psychoanalysis.
There has always been a wing of feminism that looks to psychoanalysis for an elucidation of the problem of the difference between the sexes and of the problem of sexuality generally. While, at the same time, there has always been an opposing wing that roundly criticizes the theories that have been forthcoming – from male analysts such as Freud and Lacan – as ‘repressive’ towards women and deeply patriarchal. This situation has been modified, but not resolved, by the powerful intellectual contribution of female analysts such as Klein and Kristeva.

1st Session: We will review Freud’s most important writings on the difference between the sexes and engage with the criticism his ideas provoked, both from within psychoanalysis and beyond it. We will contrast Freud’s views with the very different psychoanalytic thinking of Klein and Winnicott – drawing out the social and cultural implications of both positions.

2nd Session: We will study Simone de Beauvoir’s analysis of the relationship between the sexes in ‘The Second Sex’, and note her evaluation of Freud and psychoanalysis. We will then examine the radical philosophy of sexual difference developed by Luce Irigaray, engaging with her critique of Freud and Lacan, and exploring her reconceptualization of the foundations of Western thought.

3rd Session: Continuing with the critique of Freud and Lacan, we will explore Julia Kristeva’s brilliant post-Lacanian theorizing in which the relationship between the sexes is bought into alignment with the distinction between the ‘semiotic’ and the ‘symbolic’. We will then conclude by looking at Judith Butler’s rejection of Lacan – and critique of Kristeva – and her radical new approach to the whole question of human sexuality.

Surrealism & Psychoanalysis: Conquest of the Irrational?

01/27/2019 10:00

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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“It would be very interesting to investigate analytically how a picture like this came to be painted.” (Freud)

In 1938 Salvador Dalí met Freud in London, bringing with him his painting Metamorphosis of Narcissus and a new article about his ‘paranoiac-critical’ method, first described in his book Conquest of the Irrational.

Freud was an inspiration for the Surrealists and they were well-versed in his ideas, particularly his work on dream theory, free association, and investigations into the workings of the unconscious. In the 1924 Surrealist Manifesto, André Breton defined Surrealism as “pure psychic automatism”, in other words, the uncensored workings of the unconscious. In later years Jacques Lacan’s close relationship with the Surrealists led to a lasting bond that continued to link psychoanalysis and surrealism until the present day. Can the paranoiac-critical method be a valid means of understanding psychosis?

This conference will address psychoanalysis and its impact on Surrealism and the impact of Surrealism on psychoanalysis, bringing together art historians, psychoanalysts, authors and artists to reflect on the many facets of this relationship.

Psychoanalyse und Film - Blood simple (Eine mörderische Nacht)

01/27/2019 17:30

open to public
Organizer: Akademie für Psychoanalyse und Psychotherapie München e.V.
Venue: Filmmuseum München
St. Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 Munich
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Die Filmreihe Psychoanalyse und Film eine Kooperation des Filmmuseums München und der Akademie für Psychoanalyse, wird fortgesetzt. Das Thema dieser Reihe Psychoanalyse und Film ist "Die Nacht"

Blood simple (Eine mörderische Nacht)
USA 1984 - R. u. B.: Joel und Ethan Coen - D: Frances McDormand, John Getz - M: Emmet Walsh, Dan Hedaya - K: Barry Sonnenfeld - M: Carter Burwell - 99 Minuten, 0mU
Das von der Kritik gefeierte Spielfilmdebut der Brüder Joel und Ethan Coen erfüllt alle Kriterien eines düsteren Neo Noir Film. Allerdings spielt sich der Überlebenskampf seiner Protagonisten nicht im Dschungel der nächtlichen Stadt ab, sondern Weite und Trostlosigkeit einer gottverlassenen Gegend in Texas illustrieren, wie ausgesetzt und fremd sich die Protagonisten in ihrer eigenen Existenz fühlen. Ohne Psychologisierung oder Erklärungsansätze der Autoren erleben wir atemlos, wie, ausgehend von der klassischen Konstellation Ehemann rächt sich an untreuer Gattin nebst ihrem Liebhaber, eine katastrophale Entwicklung ihren Lauf nimmt. Im Gegensatz zu vielen Thrillern sind wir Zuschauer hier den Protagonisten immer um ein winziges, aber entscheidendes Quäntchen Verständnis voraus. Diese nämlich können einander einfach nicht verständigen. Auf einer real-bildlichen Ebene im Film wird durch diese Abfolge des Missverstehens die tiefere Dimension fehlender Einfühlung in Motive, Intentionen und Erleben eines Anderen illustriert.
Oscar-Preisträgerin Frances McDormand zeigt hier erstmals ihre magische Präsenz auf der Leinwand und ihr enormes Talent, uns die Essenz eines Menschen nahe zu bringen ganz im Gegensatz zu dem ersten Eindruck, dass diese lakonische, fast spröde Schauspielerin eigentlich gar nichts Nennenswertes tut.

Moderation: Katharina Leube-Sonnleitner

Fethi Benslama, Psychoanalyse des lslam

01/29/2019 20:00

open to public
Organizer: Psychoanalytische Bibliothek Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 9
10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg
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Arbeitsgruppe zu Fethi Benslama

Leitung: Mai Wegener

Monatlich dienstags. Termine: 29 Jan.,26 Febr. und 26 März 2019 – jeweils um 20:00 Uhr

In seinem kürzlich auf Deutsch erschienenen Buch Psychoanalyse des lslam (Berlin 2017/ orig.: La Psychanalyse à l’epreuve de l’Islam, Paris 2002) macht sich Fethi Benslama daran, die bislang am wenigsten analysierte, jüngste der drei großen monotheistische Religionen – den Islam – mit Mitteln der Psychoanalyse zu befragen. Weder Freud noch Lacan haben ihrer Auseinandersetzung mit Judentum und Christentum eine Beschäftigung mit dem Islam zur Seite gestellt. Dieser Mangel ist heute sehr spürbar. Die Arbeit des in Tunis geborenen und in Paris praktizierenden und lehrenden Analytikers steht in Frankreich in einer regen Debatte um Geschichte und Struktur des Islam sowie die Frage des Fundamentalismus bzw. der Radikalisierung.

Diese grundlegende Platzierung ist mir Anlass genug – in einer möglichst interdisziplinär zusammengesetzten Gruppe –, die Thesen dieses Buches diskutieren zu wollen. Hinzu kommt, dass Benslama sehr konkret am Material arbeitet, was sehr kostbar für die Diskussion ist, in der wir – so stelle ich mir vor – uns auch immer wieder die von ihm zugrundegelegten Texte und politisch- historischen Ereignisse erarbeiten, um die Deutungen, die er gibt, ermessen zu können.

Open Seminar - Harry Potter and Childhood Studies

01/30/2019 17:00

open to public
Organizer: University of Essex Colchester Campus
Venue: University of Essex Colchester Campus
Room 4N.6.1
CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom
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While J.K. Rowling´s Harry Potter stories might seem to be merely fantastic, with their cast of wizards, witches, Dark Lords, and magical spells, our suggestion is that they have a serious emotional core, and that it is this as much as their powerful elements of fantasy that explain why children become so deeply involved with them. It is significant that Harry Potter, and several other major characters in the stories, have extremely troubled childhood histories.

We shall suggest that the stories represent ways in which the difficulties arising from such histories are experienced in the inner worlds of these characters, and that the stories can be understood as imaginative representations of different kinds of childhood and adolescent development.

The Speakers

Margaret Rustin is a Child Psychotherapist and Child Analyst who has worked at the Tavistock Clinic throughout her career. Michael Rustin is a Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, and a Visiting Professor at the Tavistock and at the University of Essex. They are joint authors of Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children´s Fiction, and of Mirror to Nature; Drama Psychoanalysis, and Society, among their many other writings. Their talk will be illustrated with excerpts from the Harry Potter films.

Entry is free and open to all.

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