Anxious Encounters and Forces of Fear

ANXIOUS ENCOUNTERS AND FORCES OF FEAR – SPRING SYMPOSIUM IN THE ROOMS OF THE PARIS PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY (SPP),
21 Rue Daviel, 75013, Paris,
March 31st-April 2nd 2017

Programme

(updated October 20th 2016)

FRIDAY 31st

09.00-09.30 Opening address with presentation round

09.30-10.20 PIERRE DE SENARCLENS – The Emotional Aspects of Nationalism and Ethnicity

10.30-11.20 GAIL HAMMILL – With All Due Respect: Fear and the Homosocial Contract in Totem and Taboo

11.30-12.20 LENE AUESTAD – Unconscious Fear, Authoritarianism and Experience

12.30-13.20 ŽELJKA MATIJAŠEVIĆ – Fear, Anxiety, and Terror: A New or the Old Authoritarianism?

13.20-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.50 PINA ANTINUCCI – Encountering the Uncanny

16.00-16.50 THOMAS JUNG – Scusami, Scusami! When There Is No Name

17.00-17.50 MJ MAHER – Riding the Rumbling Terror of the Mystic Hour

18.00-18.50 ERIN SOROS – Who’s Afraid of Lee Maracle? An Indigenous Author’s Challenge to Freud

SATURDAY 1st

09.00-09.50 JONATHAN SKLAR – Forces of Fear on the Border:  Memory and Trauma in Society

10.00-10.50 FADI ABOU-RIHAN – War Games

11.00-11.50 JIM GRABOWSKI – Department of Abuse and Neglect – A Confusion of the Tongues in Chicago Child Welfare

12.00-12.50 LESLIE GARDNER – The Brutality of ‘Home’

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 MERSIJA MAGLAJLIC – Celui qui ne peut se server de mots: Dogs are Muslims, too

15.30-16.20 WERNER PRALL –The Were-Wolf is a Fearsome Beast, or: How to Draw a Line under the Human

16.30-17.20 BARIŞ ÜNSAL – Why Can’t We Be Fat and Cheerful? Appearance Anxiety and Gaze of the Other

17.30-18.20 SUE LIEBERMAN – Brexit: A Suitable Case for Treatment?

18.30-19.20 LINDEN WEST – The Case of Brexit: Anxious Encounters and Forces of Fear: A Psychosocial Perspective

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SUNDAY 2nd

09.00-09.50 SCOTT GRAYBOW – Fearing the News: On the Role of Fear in the Social Character of American, White, Working Class Males

10.00-10.50 GILI LIVIATAN – Jocasta’s Reparation: The Feminine Element and the Call for Peace in Cultural Products. A Critical Study of the Psychoanalytic Thought on War and Its Restraint

11.00-11.50 FERENC ERŐS – The Politics of Trauma: From Shell-Shocked Soldiers to Holocaust Survivors

12.00-12.50 JENYU PENG – Encountering State Violence to Re-Create a Collective Identity. Political Trauma, Subjectification, and Space for Alterity

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 KIRSTEN KLERCKE – The Pervert’s Efficient Avoidance of Anxiety

15.30-16.20 JAY FRANKEL – Clinical Impasse, Political Impasse

16.30-17.20 NAYLA DEBS – Thinking and Being in Times of Change

17.30-18.20 Closing discussion, feedback about the conference

The conference lasts for three full days, from about 9 am until about 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The time frame for each paper is 30 min for the presentation itself + 20 min for discussion, 50 min in total, and with a 10 min break in between each paper. This is an interdisciplinary conference. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools will be most welcome. We promote discussion among the presenters and participants; the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together, engage with one another’s contributions and participate in a community of thought. Therefore, attendance of the whole symposium is obligatory. Due to the nature of the forum audio recording is not permitted. This is a relatively small symposium where active participation is encouraged and an enjoyable social atmosphere is sought. A participation fee, which includes a shared dinner with wine, of € 299 before November 15th 2016 – € 377 between November 15th 2016 and January 15th 2017 – € 455 after January 15th, is to be paid before the symposium. Fees must be paid via Picatic (Picatic fees are not included in the price). Your place is only confirmed once your registration including payment is completed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance for this event, though we will be able to assist you in finding affordable accommodation after January 15th. Please contact us if you wish to make a donation towards the conference. We thank all donors in advance! We would like to thank the Paris Psychoanalytic Society.

Alphabetical list of speakers:

FADI ABOU-RIHAN – War Games (Psychoanalyst, Toronto, Canada)
PINA ANTINUCCI – Encountering the Uncanny (Psychoanalyst, British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK)
LENE AUESTAD – Unconscious Fear, Authoritarianism and Experience (PhD, prev. Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Oslo/ Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Norway/ London, UK)
NAYLA DEBS – Thinking and Being in Times of Change (PhD candidate, Psychoanalytic studies, Paris-Diderot University/clinical psychologist, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France)
FERENC ERŐS – The Politics of Trauma: From Shell-Shocked Soldiers to Holocaust Survivors (Professor emeritus, Dep. Of Social Psychology, University of Pécs, Hungary)
JAY FRANKEL – Clinical Impasse, Political Impasse (Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University, USA)
LESLIE GARDNER – The Brutality of ‘Home’ (PhD, Rhetoric, Fellow of Centre Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK)
JIM GRABOWSKI – Department of Abuse and Neglect – A Confusion of the Tongues in Chicago Child Welfare (Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Institute for Clinical Social Work, USA)
SCOTT GRAYBOW – Fearing the News: On the Role of Fear in the Social Character of American, White, Working Class Males (Psychoanalytic psychotherapist, adjunct professor, Metropolitan College of New York, USA)
GAIL HAMMILL – With All Due Respect: Fear and the Homosocial Contract in Totem and Taboo (Assistant professor of English, American University in Dubai)
THOMAS JUNG – Scusami, Scusami! When There Is No Name (Psychoanalyst in Training, Group Analyst, Architect, Vienna, Austria)
KIRSTEN KLERCKE – The Pervert’s Efficient Avoidance of Anxiety (Prev. Lecturer, assistant professor, University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University, Denmark)
SUE LIEBERMAN – Brexit: A Suitable Case for Treatment? (Group Analytic psychotherapist, Edinburgh, Scotland/UK)
GILI LIVIATAN – Jocasta’s Reparation: The Feminine Element and the Call for Peace in Cultural Products. A Critical Study of the Psychoanalytic Thought on War and Its Restraint (The Open University of Israel, Teaching faculty, PhD Candidate, The Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies, Bar Ilan university, Israel)
MERSIJA MAGLAJLIC – Celui qui ne peut se server de mots: Dogs are Muslims, too. (Stud., Australian Institute of Professional Councillors, Australia)
MJ MAHER – Riding the Rumbling Terror of The Mystic Hour (Group analyst, London, UK)
ŽELJKA MATIJAŠEVIĆ – Fear, Anxiety, and Terror: A New or the Old Authoritarianism? (Professor, Comparative Literature, Head of the Comparative Literature Department, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
JENYU PENG – Encountering State Violence to Re-Create a Collective Identity. Political Trauma, Subjectification, and Space for Alterity (Institute of Ethnology, Academica Sinica, Taiwan)
WERNER PRALL –The Were-Wolf is a Fearsome Beast, or: How to Draw a Line under the Human (Senior Lecturer, Dep. of Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University, London, UK)
PIERRE DE SENARCLENS – The Emotional Aspects of Nationalism and Ethnicity (Professor emeritus, University of Lausanne, France)
JONATHAN SKLAR – Forces of Fear on the Border:  Memory and Trauma in Society (Training Analyst, British Psychoanalytical Society, London, UK)
ERIN SOROS – Who’s Afraid of Lee Maracle? An Indigenous Author’s Challenge to Freud (Postdoctoral fellow, Toronto, Canada)
BARIŞ ÜNSAL – Why Can’t We Be Fat and Cheerful? Appearance Anxiety and Gaze of the Other (Stud. Psychology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey)
LINDEN WEST – The Case of Brexit: Anxious Encounters and Forces of Fear: A Psychosocial Perspective, (Professor, Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

 

Solidarity and Alienation: Social Structures of Hope and Despair

SOLIDARITY AND ALIENATION
– SOCIAL STRUCTURES OF HOPE AND DESPAIR

SPRING SYMPOSIUM IN THE VIENNA PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY (WPV),
MAY 6TH– 8TH 2016. PROGRAMME AS OF MARCH 12TH 2016
Address: Salzgries 16/3, 1010 Wien

FRIDAY 6th

09.00-09.30 Opening address with presentation round

Chair: Hemma Roessler-Schulein

09.30-10.20 PINA ANTINUCCI – The centrality of the fraternal complex to the social bond

10.30-11.20 LENE AUESTAD – Solidarity and Structures of Difference

11.30-12.20 MASAMICI UEO – Solidarity and Disagreement: Revisiting Freud’s Group Theory

12.30-13.20 STEPHEN FROSH – Acknowledgement, Apology and Forgiveness amongst those who ‘come after’

13.20-15.00 Lunch

Chair: Julia Borossa

15.00-15.50 VERA WARCHAVIK – Clinics of Testimony: Construction of Solidarity for the Silenced Victims of State Violence in Brazil

16.00-16.50 FERENC ERŐS – Refugee Crisis, Xenophobia, and Racism: The Hungarian Case

17.00-17.50 ERAN ROLNIK – Deadly Subjects: Vengeance and Self-Sacrifice as Political Weapon

18.00-18.50 WERNER PRALL – Love thy neighbour? Psychoanalysis, politics and/or ethics

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SATURDAY 7th

Chair: Philip Hewitt

09.00-09.50 AMAL TREACHER KABESH – Colonised Subjectivities: The West and the Rest

10.00-10.50 ŽELJKA MATIJAŠEVIĆ– Narcissism: a contemporary form of social conformism

11.00-11.50 JOANNA KELLOND – The Mirror and Alienation in the Work of Lacan and Winnicott

12.00-12.50 KARL FIGLIO – Ambivalence and Solidarity

12.50-14.30 Lunch

Chair: Amal Treacher Kabesh

14.30-15.20 MERSIJA MAGLAJCIC – The Muselmann Rises: Life Worth Staying in the World Lost

15.30-16.20 LINDEN WEST – Solidarity, alienation and structures of hope: comparing Islamist groups and workers’ education in processes of mis/recognition

16.30-17.20 EDWARD WEISBAND – “No Justice, No Peace:” Psychosocial Perspectives on Solidarity and Alienation in Identity Politics

17.30-18.20 JULIA BOROSSA – Psychoanalysis and the Taking of Sides: Working Through Violence towards an Ethics of Solidarity

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SUNDAY 8th

Chair: Lene Auestad

10.00-10.50 NERI DAURELLA/EILEEN WIELAND – Mental health and Society in a context of crisis – Reflections from Barcelona

11.00-11.50 BRUCE SCOTT– Certainty and alienation: “mental health” and cultural hegemony

12.00-12.50 JAMES MANN/PETER NEVINS – A Psychoanalytic and Phenomenological Exploration of Social Structures of Hope and Despair in 20th Century America – using the novels of James Baldwin and Nella Larsen

12.50-14.30 Lunch

Chair: Edward Weisband

14.30-15.20 RALUCA SOREANU – Alienation and Utopia in the Work of Sándor Ferenczi

15.30-16.20 ZSUZSA PORCI/JULIANNA VAMOS – Revealing the Relevant

16.30-17.20 Closing discussion, feedback about the conference

The conference lasts for three full days, from about 9 am until about 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The time frame for each paper is 30 min for the presentation itself + 20 min for discussion, 50 min in total, and with a 10 min break in between each paper. This is an interdisciplinary conference. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools will be most welcome. We promote discussion among the presenters and participants; the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together, engage with one another’s contributions and participate in a community of thought. Therefore, attendance of the whole symposium is obligatory. Due to the nature of the forum audio recording is not permitted. This is a relatively small symposium where active participation is encouraged and an enjoyable social atmosphere is sought. A participation fee, which includes two shared dinners, of £230 (or €325) between February 1st and March 15th 2016 – £280 (or €396) after March 15th, is to be paid before the symposium. (Transaction fees are not included in the price). Your place is only confirmed once your registration including payment is completed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance for this event, though we will be able to assist you in finding affordable accommodation after January 15th. Please contact us if you wish to make a donation towards the conference. We thank all donors in advance!

We would like to thank the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society.

 

MIGRATION, EXILE AND POLYPHONIC SPACES

MIGRATION, EXILE AND POLYPHONIC SPACES

SPRING SYMPOSIUM IN THE SPANISH PSYCHOANALYTICAL SOCIETY, BARCELONA,

MARCH 20TH– 22ND 2015. PROGRAMME AS OF NOVEMBER 18TH 2014

FRIDAY 20th

09.00-09.30 Opening address with presentation round

09.30-10.20 JOSEBA ACHOTEGUI/ NERI DAURELLA/ EILEEN WIELAND – Identitary and social ghettos versus polyphonic spaces

10.30-11.20 LENE AUESTAD – Words, gaps, bridges

11.30-12.20 JONATHAN DAVIDOFF – Running away and towards

12.30-13.20 SZYMON WRÓBEL – Europe as an idea, will and profanation

13.20-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.50 LUCIA CORTI – Homeless memories and migrating identities

16.00-16.50 JOSEPH DODDS – Ecological migration, climate catastrophe, and fractal borderzones: An ecopsychoanalytic perspective on the three ecologies for a chaotic earth

17.00-17.50 ANNA BORGOS – Hungarian women psychoanalysts in displacement

18.00-18.50 FERENC ERÓS – Psychoanalysis and the migration of Central and East European intellectuals

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SATURDAY 21st

09.00-09.50 CALUM NEILL – The fantasmatic immigrant

10.00-10.50 GORDANA JOVANOVIĆ – Migration and psychoanalytic “Nachträglichkeit”

11.00-11.50 KINGA GÖNCZ – I should rather be eaten by worms than to eat worms: emigration from a lost homeland

12.00-12.50 JAY FRANKEL – Authoritarianism as an illness of societies, with a view towards treatment

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 MARGARITA PALACIOS – The politics of visibility: foreclosure, exile and the hermeneutics of confinement

15.30-16.20 AKSHI SINGH – ‘A curzon like form with leather exo-skeletonous sheath’: Psychoanalysis and the displaced ‘primitive’

16.30-17.20 IMANOL GALFARSORO – Did somebody say hybrid migrant nomadicism? On DissemiNations, border theory and exile silence

17.30-18.20 KATHLEEN KELLEY-LAINÉ – The loss of intimate language and the fixation to infantile processes: the case of early childhood immigration

18.30-19.20 WERNER PRALL – On walking away

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SUNDAY 22nd

09.00-09.50 RONY ALFANDARY – Letters from Thessaloniki: The reconstruction of an exiled community

10.00-10.50 JULIA BOROSSA – Those left behind? Mourning and reconnection in narratives of migration

11.00-11.50 JENYU PENG – Exile from one’s self: Traumatic landscape of an incest victim

12.00-12.50 MONICA LUCI – Exile and individuation: elements of analytical psychology in the treatment of refugees

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 GIUSEPPINA ANTINUCCI – The alter(n)ations of language and their relation to the unconscious

15.30-16.20 JULIA ZARETSKI – The mother tongue and the language of immigration in psychoanalytic space

16.30-17.20 JUDIT SZEKACS-WEISZ – Emigration from within – revisited

17.30-18.20 Closing discussion, feedback about the conference

The conference lasts for three full days, from about 9 am until about 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The time frame for each paper is 30 min for the presentation itself + 20 min for discussion, 50 min in total, and with a 10 min break in between each paper. This is an interdisciplinary conference. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools will be most welcome. We promote discussion among the presenters and participants; the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together, engage with one another’s contributions and participate in a community of thought. Therefore, attendance to the whole symposium is encouraged and priority will be given to those who plan to do so. Due to the nature of the forum audio recording is not permitted. This is a relatively small symposium where active participation is encouraged and an enjoyable social atmosphere sought. A participation fee, which includes two shared dinners, of £160 (or €200) before December 31st 2014 – £200 (or €250) between January 1st and February 15th 2015 – £250 (or €315) after February 15th, is to be paid before the symposium. Fees must be covered by a bank transfer/international bank transfer. Your place is only confirmed once we have received your completed registration form as well as your payment.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance for this event, though we will be able to assist you in finding affordable accommodation after January 1st 2015. Please contact us if you wish to make a donation towards the conference. We thank all donors in advance!

Rhetorics of Power and Freedom of Thought – Voices of the It and the Over-I

Spring symposium in Budapest, May 9th-11th 2014

In collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Studies,
Central European University

PROGRAMME as of February 5th 2014

Venue: Central European University, Main Building,
Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest

FRIDAY 9th

09.00-09.30 Opening address with presentation round

09.30-10.20 ANDRÉ HAYNAL – Listening To Fanatics Commentaries of a Psychoanalyst

10.30-11.20 LENE AUESTAD – Speech, Repetition, Renewal

11.30-12.20 JONATHAN DAVIDOFF – Known Kinship or Subjectivity

12.30-13.20 KINGA GÖNCZ – Rhetorics of Power – Can it Dress up the Naked King?

13.20-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.50 WERNER PRALL – To Be or Bartleby: Psychoanalysis and the Crisis of Immunity

16.00-16.50 JANE FRANCES – Appearance, Fashion, Power: How do We Know How to Look?

17.00-17.50 EDWARD WEISBAND – The Rhetorics of Power and The Power of Rhetoric: Reification, Hate And Desire: A Psychopolitical Analysis of Mass Atrocity and Genocide

18.00-18.50 JULIA BOROSSA – Histories of Violence: Outrage, Identification and Being Alongside

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SATURDAY 10th

09.00-09.50 KATHLEEN KELLEY – From Totalitarian to Democratic Functioning: The Psychic Economy of Infantile Processes

10.00-10.50 FERENC ERÔS – Ferenc Mérei and the Politics of Psychoanalysis in Hungary

11.00-11.50 JONATHAN SUNLEY – Open Borders, Open Doors and Anxiety Some Thoughts on the Role of Defences from a Psychodynamic Perspective

12.00-12.50 KALINA STAMENOVA – The Invisible Other(s)

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 MARGARITA PALACIOS – Guilt and the Politics of Knowing: A Reflection on Post War Academic Cultures

15.30-16.20 AGNÈS HELLER – The Role of Political Commitment (Weltanschauung) in Autobiographical Memory

16.30-17.20 AMAL TREACHER KABESH – Worrying Indifference: Sacrificing the Other

17.30-18.20 JULIA RICHTER – Intergenerational Layers of Silence: How the Concealed or the Outspoken Remain Undiscussable

18.30-19.20 JUDIT SZEKACS-WEISZ – Unto the Third Generation…The Return of the Original Trauma

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SUNDAY 11th

09.00-09.50 TIJANA MILOSAVLJEVIĆ-ČAJETINAC – Totalitarianism as the Radical Denial of Desire

10.00-10.50 JENYU PENG – Selective Memory and Halfway Justice: The Legacies of “White Terror” In Taiwan

11.00-11.50 RIVKA WARSHAWSKY – The Obscenity of the Normative “We” and the Possible Constitution of Other Kinds of “We”

12.00-12.50 SHAUL BAR-HAIM – Geza Róheim and the Maternal ‘Over-I’: European Fascism as a Crisis of Motherhood

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 STEFFEN KRÜGER – Discourse Analytical and Psychoanalytical Inquiries into the Rhetorics of Power

15.30-16.20 SZYMON WRÓBEL – Logos, Ethos and Pathos or The Paradigm of Patho-Politics

16.30-17.20 LUCIA CORTI – Letters from The Unknown: Psychoanalysis and the Ethics of Knowing

17.30-18.20 Closing discussion, feedback about the conference

 

The conference lasts for three full days, from about 9 am until about 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The time frame for each paper is 30 min for the presentation itself + 20 min for discussion, 50 min in total, and with a 10 min break in between each paper.

This is an interdisciplinary conference – we include theoretical contributions and historical, literary or clinical case studies on these and related themes from philosophers, sociologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, group analysts, literary theorists, historians and others. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools are most welcome. We promote discussion among the presenters and participants, for the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together, engage with one another’s contributions and participate in a community of thought. Therefore, attendance to the whole symposium is encouraged and priority will be given to those who plan to do so. Due to the nature of the forum audio recording is not permitted.

This is a relatively small symposium where active participation is encouraged and an enjoyable social atmosphere sought. A participation fee, which includes two shared dinners, of £150 (or € 178) before February 15th 2014 – £180 (or € 214) after February 15th 2014 is to be paid before the symposium. Fees must be covered by a bank transfer/international bank transfer. Your place is only confirmed once we have received your completed registration form as well as your payment. To sign up, please e-mail: moc.liamgnull@scitilop.sisylanaohcysp

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer travel grants or other forms of financial assistance for this event, though we will be able to assist you in finding affordable accommodation. Please contact us if you wish to make a donation towards the conference. We thank all donors in advance!

Note 1. The use of the terms ‘it’ and ‘over-I’ draws on Bettelheim’s critique of the standard English translation of Freud in Freud and Man’s Soul.

ACTION – A LIMIT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS? – PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME as of July 19th 2013

MON 29th

TUE 30st

WED 31st

THU 1st

FRI 2nd

SAT 3rd

SUN 4th

MON 5th

08.00-09.00

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

09.15–12.15

Meeting board + coordinators

Opening words

DMITRY CHERNOBROV – Phantasy in Explaining the Unknown: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Western Reactions to the Arab Spring

ANNA IOANNOU – Documenting Psychoanalysis, an impossible act?

Excursion day

CHRISTOS PALLAS – The ‘Ex-timacy’ of Racism: Politics, the Law and Social Critique

MILENA STATEVA – The Limits of Action in Psychoanalysis. The Violent Enigma of Gender

Departure

SVETLANA BARDINA – A radical political action: transgression of the symbolic order or a pure madness?

KATE BROWN – Antigone Revisited. Greek Mythology through an Attachment Lens

VISITING OTHER CIRCLES

VISITING OTHER CIRCLES

VISITING OTHER CIRCLES

LENE AUESTAD – Speech, Action, Repetition, Renewal

JONATHAN DAVIDOFF – Literary Sinthomes: Political Speech Acts

RENÉ RASMUSSEN – Psychoanalysis as Subversion: The Discourse of Capitalism and the Restitution of the Subject

CHARIS KONTOU – Acting Out: The Action of the Double Self

LINDEN WEST – Learning Democracy and Fundamentalism: Some Psychoanalytic Insights from Auto/Biographical Research

12.15-14.00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Other participants arrive

AGNIESZKA PIOTROWSKA – Documentary Film as an Intervention into Telling History – (A Portrayal of Commitment to Desire but also the Evidence of a Betrayal – A Lacanian Perspective))

ADRIAN HOWE – Othello and his Syndrome – Morbid Sexual Jealousy in Shakespeare and Late Modernity (Sexual Infidelity Homicide, a Case Study of Disavowal)

ARTHUR EATON – Winnicott & Time travel

MERSIJA MAGLAJLIC – The Potential of Reformulation of Memory for Political Action

Closing discussion/

Celebrating 4 years of Psychoanalysis and Politics

15.30-17.00

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

Keynote

Meeting board + new coordinators

17.00-18.00

Intro for new participants

Country meetings

Meeting of representatives

Meeting of representatives

Meeting new and old board

18.00-19.00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Departure for celebratory dinner 1

Dinner

Goodbye dinner

19.00-

Cultural prog.

Cultural prog.

Cultural prog.

Departure for celebratory dinner 2

Cultural prog.

Cultural prog.

ACTION – A LIMIT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS? CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM, ULSTEINVIK, NORWAY, JULY 29th – AUGUST 5th 2013

This symposium interrogates the potential political role of psychoanalytic thinking and reflects on psychoanalytic understandings of action, activism, ‘engagement’ and ‘neutrality’ within and beyond the frame of the consulting room.

LENE AUESTAD – Speech, Action, Repetition, Renewal

SVETLANA BARDINA – A radical political action: transgression of the symbolic order or  pure madness?

JULIA BOROSSA, keynote speaker – The Disavowals of Psychoanalysis: The Politics of Complicity, and
Structures of Witnessing: The Expansive Family

KATE BROWN – Antigone Revisited. Greek Mythology through an Attachment Lens

DMITRY CHERNOBROV – Phantasy in Explaining the Unknown: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Western Reactions to the Arab Spring

JONATHAN DAVIDOFF – Literary Sinthomes: Political Speech Acts

ARTHUR EATON – Winnicott & Time travel

ADRIAN HOWE – Othello and his Syndrome – Morbid Sexual Jealousy in Shakespeare and Late Modernity (Sexual Infidelity Homicide, a Case Study of Disavowal)

ANNA IOANNOU – Documenting Psychoanalysis, an impossible act?

KIRSTEN KLERCKE – Philosophical Considerations – Psychoanalysis, Language and Democracy

CHARIS KONTOU – Acting Out: The Action of the Double Self

MERSIJA MAGLAJLIC – The Potential of Reformulation of Memory for Political Action

CHRISTOS PALLAS – The ‘Ex-timacy’ of Racism: Politics, the Law and Social Critique

AGNIESZKA PIOTROWSKA – Documentary Film as an Intervention into Telling History – (A Portrayal of Commitment to Desire but also the Evidence of a Betrayal – A Lacanian Perspective)

RENÉ RASMUSSEN – Psychoanalysis as Subversion: The Discourse of Capitalism and the Restitution of the Subject

MILENA STATEVA – The Limits of Action in Psychoanalysis. The Violent Enigma of Gender

LINDEN WEST – Learning Democracy and Fundamentalism: Some Psychoanalytic Insights from Auto/Biographical Research

Please note that the call for papers is now closed. If you would like to sign up to participate without presenting a paper, please e-mail us to let us know by June 15th 2013, and say a few words about yourself if you have not participated in previous Psychoanalysis and Politics symposia.

E-mail: moc.liamgnull@scitilop.sisylanaohcysp

ERUPTIONS, DISRUPTIONS AND RETURNS OF THE REPRESSED

WINTER SYMPOSIUM IN HELSINKI 15th to 17th of MARCH 2013

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FINNISH PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY

PROGRAMME as of January 7th 2013

Venue: House of the Estates, (Säatytalo) Snellmansgatan 9-11

Recent eruptions of conflict, revolt and discontent have been radical and unexpected. The Arab Spring, the UK Riots or the Occupy movement are some examples of these. Furthermore, the recent violent right-wing attacks in Europe exemplify underlying conflict in the contemporary political climate. This symposium raises the questions of how to evaluate and to think about these phenomena. A further question is that of to what extent these events challenge the limits of psychoanalytic conceptualisation.

FRIDAY 15th

09.00-09.30 Opening address

09.30-10.20 JUSSI KOTKAVIRTA – Resistances to Recognition

10.30-11.20 LENE AUESTAD – Action, Revolt, Repetition

11.30-12.20 JONATHAN DAVIDOFF – Irruption from the Real

12.30-13.20 IMKE BRUST – The Return of the Repressed – Arendt and Fanon on Rage Against the State

13.20-15.00 Lunch

15.00-15.50 CHARIS KONTOU – Melancholia after the Economic and Social Collapse in Greece – A Psychoanalytic Approach

16.00-16.50 JASON GLYNOS & SAVVAS VOUTYRAS – Fantasies of Nationhood: A Critical Exploration of the Responses to the Greek Economic Crisis from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

17.00-17.50 PHILIP HEWITT – “Understanding the Social Superego Analogously to the Psychic”. Working in High School Communities in South Africa

18.00-18.50 AGNIESZKA PIOTROWSKA – Racial Relations in Zimbabwe through the Lens of Harare International Festival of the Arts – Mimicry or Hybridity and Integration?  Violence or Progress?

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

 

SATURDAY 16th

09.00-09.50 AMAL TREACHER KABESH – The Egyptian Revolution: Shards, Repetition and Identification

10.00-10.50 STEFFEN KRÜGER – ‘Disrupted Eruptions’: Depth-Hermeneutic Readings of the ‘Repressed Returns’ of VG Nett’s My 22nd of July

11.00-11.50 SVEIN TJELTA – Identity Building in Large Training Groups

12.00-12.50 JANE FRANCES – From Seeing to Feeling and Relating – What is the Role of Cultural Experiences in Shaping our Spontaneous Responses to Disfigurement?

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 SARA LAHTINEN – The Importance of Ambivalence in Cultural Identity Formation

15.30-16.20 ESZTER SALGÓ – Europhile Technocrats and Eurosceptic Populists: Battle of Dreams in the European Union

16.30-17.20 NICHOLAS SMITH – “DJ Mr. C, you nasty African!” Husserl and the postcolonial feminists

17.30-19.00 Group reflection session conducted by SVEIN TJELTA

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

 

SUNDAY 17th

09.00-09.50 JAY FRANKEL – The Traumatic Basis for the Resurgence of Right-Wing Politics among the American Working-Class

10.00-10.50 MARGARITA PALACIOS – Past as future? Spectres of Marx, Freud and Benjamin

11.00-11.50 BIMAL DAHAL – A Study on the Terrorist Rationalities in Nepal

12.00-12.50 Joint discussion with Circle 6

12.50-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.20 MAIRÉAD HANRAHAN – Pardoning the Impardonable: Hélène Cixous’s The Perjured City

15.30-16.20 NATALIE KAMBER – Landscapes of the Dispossessed: The Return of the Repressed in Dubravka Ugresic’s A Culture of Lies.

16.30-17.20 SZYMON WRÓBEL – The Return of Alcibiades. A Tale on Repression of Eros

17.30-18.20 Summing up, discussion of future conferences.

 

Presentations are expected to take half an hour; another 20 min. is set aside for discussion. There is a 10 min. break in between each paper. Please make sure that your paper fits the time-frame; if it exceeds 30 min., the time for discussion will be reduced.

This is an interdisciplinary conference – we invite theoretical contributions and historical, literary or clinical case studies on these and related themes from philosophers, sociologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, group analysts, literary theorists, historians and others. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools will be most welcome. We emphasise room for discussion among the presenters and participants, thus the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together and engage with one another’s contributions, participating in a community of thought. Therefore, we would like you to attend for the whole symposium, and we will give priority to those who plan to do so. Due to the nature of the forum audio recording is not permitted.

This is a relatively small symposium where active participation is encouraged. Researchers, clinicians, students and others who are interested are invited to attend and present their work in a friendly and enjoyable social atmosphere. A participation fee, which includes two shared dinners, of € 155 – 1155 NOK – 1338 SEK – 1156 DKK – £ 125 – $ 201 – 108 LVL –
535 LTL,  is to be paid before the symposium. Fees must be covered by a bank transfer/international bank transfer. Your place is only confirmed once we have received your completed registration form as well as your payment. To sign up, please e-mail: moc.liamgnull@scitilop.sisylanaohcysp

 

SHARED TRAUMAS, SILENT LOSS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MOURNING

AUTUMN SYMPOSIUM IN LONDON 19th and 20th of OCTOBER 2012
Venue: British Psychoanalytical Society, 112a Shirland Road

The symposium questions the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss and the work of mourning, which challenge our very notions of the individual and the shared, asking: What do we mean by working through the past?                                          

Friday 19th             

9.00-9.30 Opening address

9.30-10.30 JUDIT SZEKACS-WEISZ – Separation in Exile

10.40-11.40 LENE AUESTAD – Time and Memory

11.50-12.50 JONATHAN DAVIDOFF – To Mend the World: Trauma and Containment

12.50-02.00 Lunch

2.00 – 3.00 KARL FIGLIO – The Differences between Public and Private Mourning

3.10-4.10 JANE FRANCES – Trauma, Dis-integration and Stasis – Simplification and Perpetual Conflict

4.20-5.30 JULIA BOROSSA –Violence, Trauma and Masculinity: Compromise Formations of Mourning and Survival in Contemporary Lebanese Literature

5.40-7.00 Group reflection session, conducted by SVEIN TJELTA

Saturday 20th

9.30-10.30 DAVID BELL – The Psychoanalyst in the Immigration Court

10.40-11.40 FERENC ERÓS – ‘Postmemory Syndrome’ in New Hungarian Literature

11.50-12.50 MARGARITA PALACIOS – Decolonizing Trauma and the Ethics of Anxious Witnessing

12.50-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.00 PETER MORRALL – Psychotherapy and Social Responsibility: Homicide

3.10-4.10 LUCIA CORTI – The Found Children of the Disappeared: Recovered Identities

4.20-5.30 VIC SEIDLER – Silent Loss, Embodied Memories and Impossible Mournings

5.40-7.00 General discussion, feedback, about future conferences

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS is a conference series that aims to address how crucial contemporary political issues may be fruitfully explored through psychoanalytic theory, and vice versa: how political issues may reflect back on psychoanalytic thinking. The series is interdisciplinary; we invite theoretical contributions and historical, literary or clinical case studies from philosophers, sociologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, group analysts, literary theorists, historians and others. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools are most welcome. We emphasise room for discussion among the presenters and participants, thus the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together and engage with one another’s contributions, participating in a community of thought.

The conference fee, which includes lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, is £ 155. To sign up, please e-mail: moc.liamgnull@scitilop.sisylanaohcysp

LENE AUESTAD, Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Oslo/ Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities/ London

JONATHAN DAVIDOFF, Honorary Psychoterapist, West Middlesex University Hospital, Phd Student UCL, London

Psychoanalysis and Politics is registered as a non-profit organisation in Norway, org. no: 998 503 221. webpage: www.psa-pol.org

 

LONDON SYMPOSIUM

SHARED TRAUMAS, SILENT LOSS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MOURNING

AUTUMN SYMPOSIUM IN LONDON 19th and 20th of OCTOBER 2012
Venue: British Psychoanalytical Society, 112a Shirland Road

The symposium questions the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss and the work of mourning, which challenge our very notions of the individual and the shared, asking: What do we mean by working through the past?    

Confirmed speakers:

DAVID BELL, President, British Psychoanalytical Society, UK: “The Psychoanalyst in the Immigration Court”

JULIA BOROSSA, Director of the Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University, UK: “Violence, Trauma and Masculinity: Compromise Formations of Mourning and Survival in Contemporary Lebanese Literature”

LUCIA CORTI, Senior Lecturer in Psychoanalysis, Department of Health and Social Sciences, University of Middlesex, UK: “The Found Children of the Disappeared: Recovered Identities”

FERENC ERÓS, Professor, Doctoral School of Psychology, postgraduate programme in psychoanalytic theory, University of Pécs, Hungary: “‘Postmemory Syndrome’ in New Hungarian Literature”

KARL FIGLIO, Professor, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK: “The Differences between Public and Private Mourning”

JANE FRANCES, PhD stud. Essex/UKCP psychotherapist/education policy adviser at Changing Faces, UK: “Trauma, Dis-integration and stasis – Simplification and Perpetual Conflict”

PETER MORALL, University of Leeds, UK/Mike Hazelton, University of Newcastle, Australia/Bill Shackleton, West Yorkshire Police (retired): “Psychotherapy and Social Responsibility: Homicide”

MARGARITA PALACIOS, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck University of London, UK: “Decolonizing Trauma and the Ethics of Anxious Witnessing”

VIC SEIDLER, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK: title TBA

JUDIT SZEKACS-WEISZ, Psychoanalyst, British and Hungarian Society, London, UK: title TBA

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS is a conference series that aims to address how crucial contemporary political issues may be fruitfully explored through psychoanalytic theory, and vice versa: how political issues may reflect back on psychoanalytic thinking. The series is interdisciplinary; we invite theoretical contributions and historical, literary or clinical case studies from philosophers, sociologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, group analysts, literary theorists, historians and others. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools are most welcome. We emphasise room for discussion among the presenters and participants, thus the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together and engage with one another’s contributions, participating in a community of thought.

The conference fee, which includes lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, is £ 155. To sign up, please e-mail: moc.liamgnull@scitilop.sisylanaohcysp

LENE AUESTAD, Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Oslo/ Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities/ London

JONATHAN DAVIDOFF, Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainee, Tavistock Centre, London

Psychoanalysis and Politics is registered as a non-profit organisation in Norway,
org. no: 998 503 221.
webpage: www.psa-pol.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PsAPol

                                      

SHARED TRAUMAS – SILENT LOSS,

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS

SHARED TRAUMAS – SILENT LOSS,

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MOURNING

WINTER SYMPOSIUM IN STOCKHOLM 9th to 11th of MARCH 2012

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME AS OF DEC. 20th 2011

Venue: Swedish Psychoanalytical Association, Västerlånggatan 60

 

FRIDAY 9th

09.00-09.30    Opening address

09.30-10.20    HANNAH ZEAVIN – War Games: Mourning Loss Through Play

10.30-11.20    LENE AUESTAD – Public Memory and Figures of Fragmentation

11.30-12.20    JONATHAN DAVIDOFF – To Mend the World

12.30-13.20    MAIRÉAD HANRAHAN – Literary Mourning: Giving Life to Grief

13.20-15.00    Lunch

15.00-15.50   EDNA MOR – The Intergenerational Mourning Process as a Way to Seek Ties with One’s Mother. Holocaust Survivor Mothers and their Daughters

16.00-16.50    HERMANN BELAND – Collective Mourning in Germans, Israelis/Jews, Palestinians

17.00-17.50    KIRSTEN KLERCKE – To Loose Twice? The hidden Jewish Children in Denmark 1943-45. Robert Refby’s Story

18.00-18.50    STEFFEN KRÜGER – Still Unable to Mourn? – Mediated Reactions to recent German Neo-Nazi Terrorism

                     (Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

 

SATURDAY 10th

09.00-09.50    MARGARITA PALACIOS – Decolonizing Trauma and the Ethics of Anxious Witnessing

10.00-10.50  NAYLA DEBS – On-Going Mourning as a Way to go Beyond Endless Grief: Considerations on the Lebanese Experience

11.00-11.50    FERENC ERÓS – “Postmemory Syndrome” in new Hungarian Literature

12.00-12.50    ESZTER SALGÓ – Symbolic Loss and Denial of Mourning in Hungary

12.50-14.30    Lunch

14.30-15.20   SVEIN TJELTA – The Foundation Matrix and the “Global Village” in Relation to the Dynamic Variables of  Idealisation and Denigration in Modern Society (With Some Examples from Norway)

15.30-16.20    SZYMON WRÓBEL – Wagner and Freud on the Concept of the Death Drive According to Slavoj Žižek’s Opera’s Second Death

16.30-17.20    IMKE BRUST – National Trauma and Mourning – Sharing Lost Memories

17.30-18.20    JENYU PENG – When the “Comfort Women” Speak.  Traumatic Memory, Recognition, and Healing

18.30-19.20    BERIT REISEL – Documentary: Holocaust

                    (Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

 

SUNDAY 11th

09.00-09.50   MARTINA WEINHOLD-METZNER – Traumatic Experience and Loss in Relation to Creativity

10.00-10.50   JEAN-FRANCOIS JACQUES – Trauma, Mourning and Memory in Three Plays by Ariel Dorfman

11.00-11.50   JANE FRANCES – Victory and Defeat – from Beveridge to Thatcher Without Tears

12.00-12.50   TOBIAS HÜBINETTE – Swedishness in Crisis, White Mourning and Melancholia and the Loss of “Good Old Sweden”

12.50-14.30   Lunch

14.30-15.20   HAAKON FLEMMEN – Modernity as Loss

15.30-16.20   IAIN TWIDDY – Aspects of Mourning in Contemporary Irish Poetry

16.30-17.20   MYNA TRUSTRAM – Collecting Loss – the Symbolic Meaning of Museum Objects

17.30-18.20   Summing up, discussion of future conferences.

 

Presentations are expected to take half an hour; another 20 min. is set aside for discussion. There is a 10 min. break in between each paper. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR PAPER FITS THE TIME-FRAME; IF IT EXCEEDS 30 MIN., THE TIME FOR DISCUSSION WILL BE REDUCED.

The conference fee, which includes two shared dinners, is 1200 NOK/ 1417 SEK/ 1157 DKK/ € 155/£ 135/ $ 214/ 110 LVL/ 537 LTL.

LENE AUESTAD, Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Oslo/ Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities/ currently London/JONATHAN DAVIDOFF, Psychologist, Postgraduate Student in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tavistock Centre, London

This symposium is organised by the NSU, an initiative by the Nordic Ministerial Council, which supports novel and interdisciplinary research collaboration between Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and between these countries and the rest of the world.

 

 

PRELIMINARY LIST OF PARTICIPANTS, DECEMBER 2011

 

LENE AUESTAD, Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Oslo/ Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities/ currently London, Norway/UK

METTE BAUER, Private practising psychologist, trained in psychoanalytic supervision and group analysis, Denmark,

HERMANN BELAND, Psychoanalyst, Organiser of group relations conferences, Germany,

IMKE BRUST, Assistant Professor, German Department, Haverford College, USA,

JONATHAN DAVIDOFF, Psychologist, Postgraduate Student in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tavistock Centre, London, Mexico/UK,

NAYLA DEBS , Doctoral School “Research in Psychoanalysis”, Paris-Diderot University , Lebanon/France,

FERENC ERÓS, Professor, Doctoral School of Psychology, postgraduate programme in psychoanalytic theory, University of Pécs, Hungary,

HAAKON FLEMMEN, Intellectual Historian, Norway,

JANE FRANCES, Changing Faces and Essex PhD Student, UK,

MAIRÉAD HANRAHAN , Professor, Department of French, University College London, UK,

PHILIP HEWITT, Psychotherapist    British Association of Psychotherapists  and British Psychoanalytic Council, UK,

TOBIAS HÜBINETTE, Researcher in critical race and whiteness studies at the Multicultural Centre and Lecturer in intercultural studies at Södertörn University, Sweden,

JEAN-FRANCOIS JACQUES, Dramatherapist in private practice and in an adult mental health service in the NHS, founder and director of Out-Side-In: Centre for Dramatherapy and Therapeutic Theatre, and invited tutor on the MA in Dramatherapy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Belgium/UK,

KIRSTEN KLERCKE , Censor in Philosophy and Citizenship (DPU), Folkeuniversitetet , Copenhagen, Denmark,

STEFFEN KRUEGER, PhD; assistant editor with American Imago, Norway/Germany,

EDNA MOR , Clinical psychologist and training analyst in the Israel and International Psychoanalytical Society and supervisor in Amcha, an institute for treatment of Holocaust survivors and the second generation, Israel,

MARGARITA PALACIOS, Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK,

JENYU PENG, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Associate Member, Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médicine et Société (CRPMS), Université Paris-Diderot, Taiwan/France,

BERIT REISEL, Psychologist/HL-center, Norway ,

ESZTER SALGÓ, Teaches political psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at the American University of Rome, Hungary/Italy,

SVEIN TJELTA, Group Analyst, Clinical Psychologist & Executive Editor of Matrix: Scandinavian Journal of Psychotherapy, Norway,

MYNA TRUSTRAM , Manchester Art Gallery, UK,

IAIN TWIDDY, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University, Japan,

MARTINA WEINHOLD-METZNER, Fachärztin für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Psychoanalyse  (DPV, IPA, DGPT), Heidelberg, Germany,

SZYMON WRÓBEL, Associate Professor, Inst. of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland,

HANNAH ZEAVIN, American Studies, Yale University, USA