Unfortunately, Deborah Levy’s talk on May 27th has had to be cancelled but will be rescheduled for next year. Many apologies. We will post up further details soon.
The next ‘Psychoanalysis, Culture and Practice’ group meeting will be Friday 27 May 2016, 5-7pm, in the Council Room, King’s College, London, Strand Campus Building. There will be signs leading from the foyer of the Strand Building.
The talk ‘The Life of Objects: What Objects Tell Us About Ourselves’ will be given by Man Booker nominated author Deborah Levy with reference to the following texts:
Darian Leader, Stealing the Madonna: What Art Stops Us From Seeing (London: Faber, 2002); Freud, ‘Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood’ (1910) SE 11, 57-137; Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa (c. 1503-6).
The next ‘Psychoanalysis, Culture and Practice’ group meeting will be Friday, 1st April, 5-7pm, in the temporary location of the basement of King’s College’s Strand Building, room S – 1.06 (minus one, indicating first basement). There will be signs leading from the foyer of the Strand Building.
The talk ‘Modernism, Psychoanalysis and Aesthetics’ will be given by Benjamin Poore and Helen Tyson (Queen Mary, University of London) with reference to the following texts:
Michael Balint, ‘Notes of the Dissolution of the Objects of Reproduction in Modern Art’; Roger Fry, ‘The Artist in Psychoanalysis’; James Strachey, ‘Some Unconscious Factors in Reading’; Pablo Picasso – selected images.
Commentators: Benjamin Poore and Helen Tyson (Queen Mary, University of London)
The next ‘Psychoanalysis, Culture and Practice’ group meeting will be Friday, 26th February, 5-7pm, in the Council Room, Strand Campus, Kings College London.
The talk will be given by Dr Neil Vickers of King’s College with reference to the following texts:
Marilia Aisenstein, ‘Psychosomatic Solution or Somatic Outcome: The Man from Burma’, International Journal of Psychoanalysis 74: 371-381; Catalina Bronstein, ‘On Psychosomatics: The Search for Meaning’ International journal of Psychoanalysis 92: 173-195.
Additional optional reading: D.W. Winnicott, ‘Mind and its Relation to Psyche-Soma (1949), Through Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis (London: 1975, pp.243-252).
Welcome to ‘Psychoanalysis, Culture and Practice’.
Convened by Jan Campbell (psychoanalytic psychotherapist), Emma Francis (Warwick University) and Neil Vickers (King’s College), this group focuses on psychoanalysis in relation to contemporary debates about sexuality, affect, time, trauma, memory, space, virtual life and the life of objects. We bring texts under theoretical and clinical scrutiny, with the aim of creative engagement and cross-fertilisation between ideas of what ‘practice’ might mean within culture and psychoanalysis. There is an emphasis on a return to texts by Freud and his immediate circle as well as later 20th century theorists such as Winnicott, Lacan, Klein, Milner and Bion. Contemporary work by Laplanche, Bollas, Phillips and Eigen also falls within our view. Our reading of the theoretical work is inflected by attention to literary, art, dance, photographic or theatre texts and other cultural practices. Each week a commentator makes c. 30 minutes of opening remarks on the reading and then the discussion opens to the seminar.
Past speakers include: Lesley Caldwell, John Fletcher, Josh Cohen, Kenneth Wright, Maud Ellmann, David Bell, and Nicholas Royle.
Hosted: Friday 5-7pm, Council Room, The Strand Campus (2nd floor), King’s College, London, WC2R 2LS.
The group is generously funded by the University of Warwick and King’s College London. It is free to attendees and welcomes all.
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