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Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus

03.10.2018 - 24.02.2019

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Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
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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.

Maudsley Lectures - Spring 2019

14.01.2019 18:30 - 01.04.2019

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: Institute of Psychoanalysis
10 Windsor Walk
SE5 8BB London
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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

16.01.2019 - 27.03.2019

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: Institute of Psychoanalysis
112A Shirland Road
W9 2BT London
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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.

PROJECTIONS: Erotic Cinema

21.01.2019 19:00 - 25.02.2019

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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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)

Week 2: THANATOS

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)

Week 6: TECHNOLOGY

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.

A Closer Look At… Freud’s Escape to England

23.01.2019 14:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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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.

Psychoanalysis and Feminism

26.01.2019 10:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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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?

27.01.2019 10:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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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.

PROJECTIONS: Cinematic representations of mental illness

09.02.2019 10:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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Guy de Maupassant once said, “A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.” Mental illness is one of the leading causes of the overall disease burden worldwide. Depression and anxiety are reported to be among the main drivers of disability in Western countries.

The cinema is a chronicler of transformation revealing the soul’s sublime dreams; it is also a useful mode of expression for the pain endured by a fragmented mind. Compared to other art forms, the film medium possesses a unique capacity to showcase the complexity of human emotion, and so occupies a privileged position in conveying the subjective experience of psychological disturbance.

In this day course, a selection of films portraying psychiatric diagnoses will be explored, with information provided on the emergence and development of distinct clinical categories including anxiety, depression and psychosis. In addition to in-depth content analysis of visual material, discussions will be held on the role of moving image culture in shaping public perception and social attitudes toward mental disorders.

Art Macabre Surrealist Life Drawing Salon

13.02.2019 19:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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Egg. Seed. Bulb. Flower. On Valentine’s eve, indulge yourself in a theatrical drawing date as Art Macabre explores the theme of Dali, Freud and narcissism. In response to Dali’s iconic painting ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’.
Art Macabre present a series of tableaux featuring nude models, creative installations within the museum’s rooms to sketch and draw from (including creating an intimate self portrait), and poetry. Inspired by the myth of Narcissus, we will explore through drawing themes of self-love, surrealism and psychoanalysis. An opportunity for self-reflection and creative exploration through sketching. An alternative to St Valentines, join us to explore the relationship between Dali and Freud and between you and your self in the unique setting of the Freud Museum.

All drawing materials and paper provided thanks to the support of GreatArt.

Hubris: The Road to Donald Trump, Power, Populism, Narcissism

20.02.2019 19:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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In Hubris: The Road to Donald Trump, Power, Populism, Narcissism David Owen analyses and describes the mental and physical condition of political leaders past and present with a particular view that what went before paved the way to President Trump.
Of recent leaders there have been depressives, alcoholics, narcissists, populists and those affected by hubris syndrome and driven by their religious beliefs, as in Bush and Blair. But Donald Trump, a world-class narcissist, presents a completely different set of issues. This book is the first to place him in his historical, political, philosophical and medical context.

It is appropriate that it should come from someone uniquely qualified to do so. A writer on Military Conversations of 1906-14, the War Cabinet in 1940 and UK foreign policy post Brexit. David Owen was British Foreign Secretary 1977-79 and EU peace negotiator in the Balkans 1992-95. Also he has served on the board of several large international companies with interests in Russia, the US and the UK. As a former neuroscientist he has written extensively on hubris syndrome in journals like Brain and in 2008 in his classic book, In Sickness and In Power, still in print in a revised edition from 2016.

Psychoanalysis and Religion

23.02.2019 10:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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Freud is famous for portraying religion as a collective neurosis of mankind.
He argued that religious beliefs give expression to wish-fulfilling illusions, serving the immature emotional needs of the child living on within the adult.

Such illusions – he sternly maintained – should be cast aside and replaced by ideas corresponding to reality – namely, the materialistic world view that emerges gradually but inescapably from the cumulative process of scientific observation.

This is one side of Freud – expressing his self-image as an ‘Enlightenment philosophe’ (in Peter Gay’s accurate phrase). But there is another side to Freud – unfortunately less widely known – for in the later works he develops a subtle and complex theory of society, in which religion plays a much more positive – even vital – role. Seen from this perspective, religion may be regarded as necessary for our psychological well-being – even for the survival of human kind.

We will explore a range of psychoanalytic interpretations of religion, examining different views of its function and significance in the lives of human beings.

On Echoism and Narcissism

24.02.2019 15:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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In Ovid’s version of the myth of Echo and Narcissus, the character Echo receives equal attention to her counterpart, Narcissus, yet she has been completely marginalised in the pervasive literatures on narcissism.

This afternoon gives equal voice to both parties through an introduction to Echoism from Donna Savery and thoughts on the current position of Narcissism within psychoanalytic discourse from Dany Nobus. The keynote papers are followed by a plenary discussion led by psychoanalyst, Professor Lesley Caldwell.

Donna Savery – Echoism: the Silenced Response to Narcissism

In her latest book, ‘Echoism: the Silenced Response to Narcissism’ Donna Savery explores the importance of echoism as a clinical entity and a theoretical concept. Savery draws upon her work with patients who have experienced relationships with narcissistic partners or parents, and have developed a particular configuration of object relations and ways of relating for which she uses the term echoism. She uses psychoanalytic theory and existential philosophical ideas to underpin her formulations and inform her clinical thinking.

Dany Nobus – Narcissus is Dead: Long Live Narcissism!

When Freud wrote his influential essay on narcissism in the Summer of 1913, he had not yet conceptualised the death drive. When he introduced the death drive in 1920, he did not return to his reflections on narcissism in order to analyse the tragic metamorphosis of Ovid’s Narcissus into a golden flower. In this paper, I shall review the position of Narcissus, and the eponymous human mental function, on the cusp between life and death, Eros and Thanatos. To illustrate and substantiate my argument, I shall primarily talk about … myself.

Lacan on Feminine Enjoyment

03.03.2019 10:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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In this one-day intensive course we will scrutinise Lacan’s notion of feminine enjoyment, or jouissance, especially as exposed in Seminar XX.
Lacan most famously speaks of feminine jouissance as an ‘Other enjoyment’ that lies ‘beyond the phallus’ and the symbolic order of language as fundamentally phallic. Against mainstream readings, we will particularly focus on how the Otherness at stake should not be confused with any form of transcendence. Woman’s jouissance ‘beyond the phallus’ does not stand for The Other and thus for yet another figure of God as a unity of substance. Woman’s jouissance ‘beyond the phallus’ instead amounts to a supplementary enjoyment that still refers to the symbolic order as its not-all, that is, its incompleteness.

This will lead us to investigate woman’s phallic jouissance. For Lacan, woman phallically ‘possesses’ man just as much as man ‘possesses’ woman. However, Seminar XX defines woman’s phallic jouissance as ‘strange’ [étrange] in that it replaces the One of universal fusion that underlies masculine phallic jouissance with a singular ‘one by one’. Woman is always a non-universalisable woman. As such she hinders man’s attempted totalisation of jouissance. Phallically, for woman, man is a Don Juan that can never count all women.

Finally we will turn to what Lacan calls woman’s ‘being an angel’ [être ange]. This expression points to an asexual jouissance, which Lacan denounces as the structural illusion of the being-One of the body and associates with the basic fantasy of masculine totalization. In this light, the only way in which the angel can be obliquely materialised in linguistic reality is the far less edifying body of the hysteric. The latter strives for the ‘outside-sex’ and ‘plays the part of man’.

Wunderblock

06.03.2019 - 26.05.2019

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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Wunderblock is an exhibition of new work by artist Emma Smith, drawing on original historical research into the post-war fascination with the infant mind.

This research, undertaken by the Hidden Persuaders Project at Birkbeck, University of London, examines ‘brainwashing’ during the Cold War. Smith’s exhibition particularly focuses on this history in relation to the child.

In the wake of World War II there was considerable anxiety about how children’s minds could be shaped or influenced to support fascism, communism or liberal democracy. A generation of children had also directly experienced the devastation of war, separation from their families, or life in institutions. Child psychoanalysis and psychiatry gained a prominent role and it was a time of great innovation and debate. However, observing and interpreting the developing mind, nurturing infant mental health, and supporting good parenting, also became powerful political issues. These were inextricably linked to the interests of the state, and aspirations for generating democratic citizens.

The mother’s close relationship with her newborn became a central preoccupation. The war years and the Nursery School Movement had helped enable women of all classes to work. Post-war research and debate offered conflicting messages, and put women under pressure to return to the home. Arguably, political interest in children’s care inside and outside the home was concerned as much with regulating populations, as with supporting the child and recognising their rights.

Smith’s exhibition turns some of this complex history of debate about nature and nurture, and about benign and malign influences over the child, on its head. Smith asks ‘What is the agency of the child?’, ‘What is innate to the infant and in what ways are they an ‘expert’?’; and, crucially: ‘To what extent does the baby or child influence their environment, and shape the adult’s world?’. Inspired by the rich material surrounding infant observation in psychoanalysis by practitioners such as Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Margaret Lowenfeld and Donald Winnicott, as well as the emergence of child-centred pedagogy and the anti-psychiatry movement, Wunderblock considers how we might engage with this history and meet the child from their own perspective.

On Stupidity

08.03.2019 19:00

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Byron House, 112A Shirland Road
W9 2BT London
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This event is a collaboration between the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts at King’s College London.

Looking at our present situation across the world, one word often comes to mind: ‘stupidity’. But what exactly is stupidity? How does it differ from foolishness or naivity? Can you be stupid and smart? Is stupidity static? How has it been understood throughout history, and does it say something about our current predicaments?

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation drawing on art, philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Welcome drinks and registration from 6.45pm

Speakers: Paul Clinton, Sacha Golob, William Badenhorst and Alla Rubitel

Nostalgia Today

09.03.2019 09:30

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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This conference considers the many meanings of nostalgia and its significance in individual psychology and social life.
As a feeling, a medical category or a political ideology, nostalgia has undergone profound changes in its associations and cultural uses.

Nostalgia exists in relation to memory, identity, time and home. We can see its effects in processes of ageing and dementia, in work with refugees, and in understanding experiences of exile and trauma. In recent years psychologists have begun to see nostalgia in a more positive light as something that we have all experienced, resonating with an imagined past and future.

Nostalgia is also depicted in literature, art and culture. In its recent political appropriations it becomes a condition shaping individual and collective behaviour.

Resisting Representation: A Psychoanalytic Consideration of Form and Formlessness in the Work of Agnes Martin

10.03.2019 14:00

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Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
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Writing about visual art from a psychoanalytic perspective has long entailed consideration of the artwork as a re-presentation of a reality outside itself.
 
It has also sought to put the artist on the couch in search of a pathological narrative and aimed to show as a quasi-antithetical, but nonetheless primary objective of art the reparation of early object relations. On the basis of the work of Agnes Martin, it will be suggested in this presentation that psychoanalytic writing is “subject to the same laws and processes as the psychoanalytic situation itself” (as John Forrester has said), and that such writing about art must emanate, therefore, from a very different point of departure. What that might be will support an inquiry into why such writing is of interest, why it matters in the first place.

Dr Lois Oppenheim is University Distinguished Scholar, Professor of French, and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University. She is also Scholar Associate Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Society. Dr. Oppenheim has authored or edited fourteen books, the most recent being For Want of Ambiguity: Order and Chaos in Art, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience (Bloomsbury, 2019 and co-authored with Dr.Ludovica Lumer) and Imagination from Fantasy to Delusion (Routledge, 2013), awarded the Courage to Dream Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Other recent books include Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor; A Curious Intimacy: Art and Neuro-Psychoanalysis; and The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett’s Dialogue With Art. In addition, Dr. Oppenheim has published over 100 book chapters and articles and is the co-creator of two documentary films.

The Sandlers: Some Internal Objects Revisited

16.03.2019 10:00

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Veranstalter: UCL - University College London
Veranstaltungsort: University College London

WC1E 6XA London
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Abstract: Joseph and Anne-Marie Sandler formed one of the greatest psychoanalytic partnerships in the history of the discipline. They have left an indelible mark on British and international psychoanalysis, yet curiously their legacy is rarely celebrated. The recent loss of Anne-Marie served as a poignant reminder of this precious heritage, and of the vital roles the Sandlers played in the history of both the Psychoanalysis Unit and the Anna Freud Centre. Both these giants of psychoanalysis brought clarity to innumerable clinical conundrums, such as projective identification, countertransference, depression and the nature of the unconscious. Their ideas have remained vital to psychoanalytic work, and revisiting their unique vision of the mind and clinical practice can continue to support us in our efforts to assimilate and integrate new developments. In this one-day conference, current leaders of psychoanalysis will identify and explore ways in which the Sandlers have impacted on and advanced their clinical, conceptual or educational worlds.

Psychoanalysis and the Classical World

23.03.2019 - 24.03.2019

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: Centre for Humanities and Health
Kings College London
WC2R 2LS London
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Freud was fascinated by the ancient world - and its myths, such as that of Oedipus, have been a source of continuing interest and inspiration to psychoanalysts. This conference, the fourth in the Institute’s series of conferences on the relations between psychoanalysis and different fields of academic study, will explore the continuing connections between classical philosophy and culture and psychoanalytic inquiry and practice. Its speakers are distinguished  classical scholars, philosophers and psychoanalysts. The conference will be dialogue between these  ways of thinking about human lives, and it is hoped that it will enrich both of them. 

Contributors: David Bell, David Black, Lesley Caldwell, Armand D’Angour, Sebastian Gardner, Edith Hall, Lisa Miller, Ellen Olliensis, Daniel Orrells, Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin, Juliet Stevenson, Neil Vickers, Margot Waddell.

Programme coming soon.

Psychoanalysis and Feminism: Beauvoir, Irigaray, Kristeva, Butler

30.03.2019 10:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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Due to popular demand, this Intensive Day Course is a repeat of the January 2019 course.

Tutor: Keith Barrett B.A. Ph.D

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.

Feeding Time

30.03.2019 12:30

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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Are you aged 14 to 19? Artist Emma Smith invites you to come and have lunch to hear from special guest speakers, watch short films, and help create a publication that relates to Emma’s exhibition. We want to know who and how people seek to influence you and who you might want to influence in return. Your ideas will help shape what goes into the publication and who we send it to. This event will include the chance to see the Wunderblock exhibition at Freud Museum London, with the artist, which will be used as a starting point for sharing ideas. How do the people around you, the media, or even politicians, try and shape or disguise your opinions and ideas? How would you like others to see you and the things that matter to you? . This event will be co-curated by young people, the artist Emma Smith, and Wunderblock’s curator, Rachel Fleming-Mulford. It will also include films made by young people involved in the Hidden Persuaders’ young people’s filmmaking programme 2018, relating to the idea of ‘brainwashing’ in everyday life.

Open only to 14-19 year olds. FREE but limited spaces – booking required.

Booking for the event includes free entry on the day to the Museum and the ‘Wunderblock’ exhibition (usual price £7 for concessions). Booking also includes a free lunch (please state any dietary needs when booking).

Stanley Kubrick, Psychoanalysis and Jewishness

31.03.2019 18:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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Stanley Kubrick’s status as Genius Provocateur remains unparalleled 20 years after his death.
He mastered diverse genres with an unflinchingly beautiful cinematography, wicked sense of irony, philosophical depth, and soul-stirring music.

Building on a raw talent for photography and fixating on the finest details of image construction, Kubrick assumed total control over all painstaking aspects of adapting literary works into legendary cinematic events. With every new release, a pattern formed: first the outrage from established critics at the director’s use of violence and/or experimental techniques, then an international cult following of fans who connected to Kubrick’s daring vision. He invested heavily in the unconscious emotional response of his audience, and was fundamentally interested in exploring the paradoxes of human morality.

In this event, Mary Wild engages Professor Nathan Abrams in conversation, focusing on the central functions of Jewishness and psychoanalysis that shaped Kubrick’s auteurial preoccupations relating to themes such as war, outer space, masculinity, madness, and the mysteries of marital eroticism. Bespoke video montages will illustrate iconic moments in the Kubrickian filmography; questions and group discussion welcome.

Organised by The Jewish Historical Society of England as part of Jewish History Month.

Hidden Persuaders Symposium

06.04.2019 09:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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As part of a series of public events related to the Wunderblock exhibition, this informal half-day symposium will explore the historical and contemporary relationships between child psychoanalysis, observation and visual culture. The focus will be on the methodological innovations and clinical legacies of the inter-war and post-war decades, including baby observation, cinematic microanalysis, play technique and the therapeutic use of children’s art.

The morning will include discussion between clinicians. writers and academics, as well as short screenings of rare research films of mother-infant interaction, and an original film montage on the theme of child development by filmmaker Ian Magor. Contributors include Margaret and Michael Rustin, Isobel Pick, Lynda Nead, Dagmar Herzog, Katie Joice, Sarah Marks and Daniel Pick.

The Children’s Group

13.04.2019 10:30

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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A special out-of-hours workshop in Emma Smith’s Wunderblock exhibition at the Freud Museum. The session will develop games for parents and children to explore together, focusing on the child’s point of view. Choosing from toys and props made by Smith, the workshop will take learning from psychoanalytic practice and the child’s expertise in play to explore how parents might play, observe, and interact with their child to better understand the child’s perspective.

FREE but limited spaces – booking essential.

Open only to 0-4 year olds and their parents/guardians (max 3 children per adult).

Doors open 10.30am, event starts 10.45am. Tickets include access to the exhibition following the event (11.30am onwards – the Museum opens to the public at midday).

The Political Mind: Jacqueline Rose seminar

07.05.2019 20:15

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Byron House, 112A Shirland Road
W9 2BT London
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The Call of the Unconscious: Trans and sexual harassment - returning to the question

Join David Morgan and Jacqueline Rose for this one-off seminar as part of The Political Mind series.

Jacqueline Rose is one of the most influential and provocative scholars working in the humanities today. She has written extensively on a range of topics including feminism, motherhood, politics, and psychoanalysis.

In this seminar, Rose will explore the political implications of transgender subjectivities and the harassment of women from a psychoanalytic perspective. She will argue that the dialogue with psychoanalysis on transgender identities and the harassment of women – two of the most vexed, complex issues of our time – is as challenging as it continues to be urgent. She asks "What happens when we try to insert the concept of the unconscious into the reality of our political lives, or rather, when we recognise the place of the unconscious in the public identities we foster, inhabit, and fight?" Both transgender issues and the harassment of women confront us with the question of social justice. Is it always the role of psychoanalysis to issue a caution in relation to our dreams of a better world, or might it belong right at the heart of our struggle to attain it?
 
When
May 7th, 2019 8:15 PM   to   9:45 PM

Open Evening 2019

17.05.2019 19:30

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Byron House, 112A Shirland Road
W9 2BT London
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Are you interested in psychoanalysis, in psychoanalytic theory and thinking, or considering training to become a psychoanalyst?

 Register now to book your free place at our open evening:

Hear senior analysts speak about the profession and training process
 
Join small informal group discussions led by practising analysts
 
Discover the different pathways into training
 
Find out about the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis
 
Learn about the UK´s oldest psychoanalytic organisation, the British Psychoanalytical Society

The Future of Neuroscience, Attachment and Mentalizing: from research to clinical practice

18.05.2019 17:00 - 19.05.2019

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Veranstalter: UCL - University College London
Veranstaltungsort: University College London
Gower St
WC1E 6BT London
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This conference will be one of the first conferences to explicitly focus on the application of neuroscience and neurobiology to clinical issues. Leading speakers will discuss recently emerging findings in affective neuroscience with immediate clinical relevance. They will focus on incorporating neurobiological findings with the aim to provide what every clinician should know from a neuroscience point of view. Clinical themes covered will include children and adults with a trauma history, autism, and early preventative interventions for at-risk children and parents.

Another aim of the conference is further exchange between practitioners and leading experts in affective neuroscience. Clinical workshops on Sunday will aim to provide practitioners with the possibility to discuss the influence of the most recent emerging findings on clinical practice, and offer the opportunity for in-depth interaction with key practitioners in the field.

The Hidden Persuader

22.05.2019 19:00

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Veranstalter: Freud Museum London
Veranstaltungsort: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
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An evening of discussion, hosted by artist Emma Smith with contributions from invited guests specialising in child development, children’s rights, and psychoanalysis. This event will consider and seek to unpack some of the key themes and ideas from Smith’s exhibition, Wunderblock.

Wunderblock is an exhibition of new work by artist Emma Smith, drawing on original historical research into the post-war fascination with the infant mind. Set against a history of state interest and intervention into child development after the Second World War, and a preoccupation with the accountability of the mother, Wunderblock questions and inverts some of this complex narrative to consider the agency of the child.

In the history of childhood, the child has emerged from an un-recognised entity to a protected status of vulnerability. But where in this history has the child been acknowledged as having agency in their own right? And to what extent does the child influence the adult world, both the children around us and the child we used to be? What is the agency of the child and what structures of power / societal expectations can this sit within? Can the child’s influence be seen in relation to the feminist idea of power to transform others, rather than to have power over them?

The event will reflect on Smith’s research and that of the Hidden Persuaders Project at Birkbeck, University of London. It will also consider contemporary attitudes to the shaping of the infant mind, and encourage attendees to question and consider their own beliefs in relation to the current status of children and young people in our society.

Film and Psychoanalysis - London Centenary Conference

21.07.2019 14:00

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: The Tower Hotel
St Katharine´s Way
E1W 1LD London
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The London Celebration Conference will also include a special optional afternoon event on Film and Psychoanalysis, hosted by Prof. Caroline Bainbridge with guest speakers. It includes refreshments and a closing wine reception.

Film in Focus - Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Cinema

21.07.2019 14:30

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: The Tower Hotel
St Katharine´s Way, St Katharine´s & Wapping
E1W 1LD London
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The London Celebration Conference will also include a special optional afternoon event on Film and Psychoanalysis, hosted by Prof. Caroline Bainbridge with guest speakers.

Please use this payment gateway to purchase tickets for the film event ONLY. Please note there is a discount available if you are also attending the London Celebration Centenary Conference. 

SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS

Thinking Cinema: Bion and Film with Dr Kelli Fuery and Dr Carla Ambrosio Garcia
Chair: Dr Giuseppe

Cinema at the Edge: Skin, Screens, and Subjectivity with Dr Michelle S Stephens and Dr Domenico Di Ceglie
Chair: Sara Flanders

Female Human Animal (UK 2018):
A Roundtable with Dr Alexis Schreck, Dr Adele Tutter, and Josh Appiganesi in conversation
Chair: Prof Caroline Bainbridge

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis in a Changing World

23.07.2019 09:00

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Veranstalter: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Veranstaltungsort: University College London
30 Guilford Street
WC1N 1EH London
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This is a one day conference at The Institute of Child Health 

This conference is organised under the auspices of the British Psychoanalytical Society in collaboration with:
IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis (COCAP),
Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), 
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute,
Israel Psychoanalytic Society

Introduction: Catalina Bronstein (British Psychoanalytical Society), Isobel Pick (Association of Child Psychotherapists)

First Panel: New Realities, New Challenges

Susan Donner (USA)
Sara Flanders (UK)
Chair: Larry Brown (Boston)

Paper Presentation: New frontiers, Diagnostic, theoretical and technical challenges

Maria Rhode (UK)
Discussant: Bjorn Salomonson (Sweden)
Chair: Joshua Durban (Israel)

Second Panel: Children on the Edge: Domestic and Social Violence. Abuse and deprivation

Simon Cregeen (UK)
Mariângela Mendes de Almeida (Brazil)             
Chair: Kerry Kelly Novick (USA)

Round Table with presenters. Discussion with audience
Chairs: Angela Joyce (UK) Christine Anzieu Premmereur (France and USA)

Contributors:
Catalina Bronstein (UK) - Larry Brown (Boston) - Monica Cardenal (Argentina)
Simon Cregeen (UK) - Susan Donner (USA) - Joshua Durban (Israel) - Sara
Flanders (UK) - Angela Joyce (UK) - Mariângela Mendes de Almeida (Brazil)
Kerry Kelly Novick (USA) - Isobel Pick (UK) - Christine Anzieu Premmereur
(France and USA) - Maria Rhode (UK) - Bjorn Salomonson (Sweden)

51st IPA Congress - The Feminine

24.07.2019 - 27.07.2019

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Veranstalter: IPA - International Psychoanalytical Association
Veranstaltungsort: QEII Centre
Broad Sanctuary
SW1P 3EE London
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Psychoanalytic theory and practice both have a part to play in addressing the question of ‘the feminine’. Our goal for this Congress is to focus on issues that affect the everyday life and experiences of both women and men.

Since the late nineteenth century, concerns and problems related to the female condition, which were previously normalised or silenced, have become increasingly visible in different cultures.

Psychoanalytic theories on the feminine have widened and diversified. Important debates emerged early on, such as the Freud-Jones controversy on primary and secondary femininity, and the role of penis envy in development. Many female analysts developed and presented their ideas on these issues. These debates are ongoing and have become increasingly sophisticated. The riddle of bisexuality has stood at the centre of psychoanalysis since the beginning and contains both the feminine and the masculine. The question of whether there is a set of fantasies that are connected more with the feminine than with the masculine remains open.

Each society, culture or historical period attributes certain behaviours to the feminine or the masculine. However, most people have their own personal mixture of these, and it would be an over-simplification to prescribe a fixed set of properties to one particular sex. The psychoanalytic approach is now broader, including the feminine within the field of the masculine. New family configurations and sexual and gender diversity have challenged established standards of sexual binarism and have invited new questions about femininity and masculinity. The feminine protects the infant and its development; it guarantees survival and furnishes the mother tongue. In the intermediary spaces of two, three or more persons, all the involved persons continuously negotiate the positions of the feminine and the masculine, changing the question of what should be labelled as feminine and what as masculine. We have therefore had to revisit many concepts whose relevance for clinical practice is unquestionable: among them, the Oedipal-castration complex and its traditional resolution, the feminine superego, and women’s desire for children.

Within this framework, the IPA takes up the challenge of updating and rethinking classical psychoanalytic views on the feminine and their repercussions in psychoanalysis.



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