Spring symposium in the rooms of the Swedish Psychoanalytical Association, Svenska psykoanalytiska föreningen, Västerlånggatan 60,
111 29 Stockholm, May 10th-12th 2019
Programme as of Jan. 11th 2019
09.00-09.30 Opening address with presentation round
09.30-10.20 EILEEN WIELAND/ NERI DAURELLA Colonial Fantasies and Their Enactments in Different Fields of Society
10.30-11.20 LENE AUESTAD – Colonial Structures, Fantasized Relations
11.30-12.20 DIANA MULINARI – Forgetting and Remembering. Racialised Scholars/ Racialised Research Subjects
12.30-13.20 JULIA BOROSSA – Social Violence and the Migrations of Psychoanalysis: Theoretical Reflections on Openness and Impasse
15.00-15.50 AMNON BAR-OR/ GABY BONWITT – Trauma and Architecture. A Slip of the Pen in Embarrassment Zones. A Dialogue between an Architect and a Psychoanalyst
16.00-16.50 THOMAS JUNG – To Hate Someone is to let Them Rent a Room inside Your Head
17.00-17.50 ELIZABETH WEIGHTMAN – The Dilemma of Analysis: Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Concept of Historical Trauma and It’s Application to Colombia
18.00-18.50 LUIZ EDUARDO PRADO DE OLIVEIRA – Whatever Happened to Brazil? A Culture of Hate
09.00-09.50 LARA SHEEHI/ STEPHEN SHEEHI – Psychoanalysis Under Occupation: Theories and Practice of Psychoanalysis in Palestine
10.00-10.50 MICHAEL O’LOUGHLIN – Conceptualizing a Decolonized Psychoanalysis and Emancipated Subjectivity: Working Against the Grain of Psychoanalysis
11.00-11.50 TERESA SANTOS NEVES/ CARLOS FERRAZ – “Portugal is not a Small Country”: Psychoanalytical Considerations on Losing a Lost Paradise
12.00-12.50 MJ MAHER – Colonised Minds, Can They be Decolonised?
14.30-15.20 MARGARITA PALACIOS – Re-imagining Desire
15.30-16.20 LINDEN WEST – England, A Last Colony? A Psycho-Historical Reflection
16.30-17.20 ŽELJKA MATIJAŠEVIĆ – “No, We are not Balkanians!” An Issue of absolute Agreement between the Croatian Left and the Croatian Right
17.30-18.20 JAMIE STEELE – Surveillance Fantasies: The Psychic Colonization of Big Data
(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)
09.00-09.50 AMAL TREACHER KABESH – The Psychic Constellation of Postcolonial Female Subjectivity
10.00-10.50 NICHOLAS SMITH – Rethinking the Unconscious in Times of Desperate Migration. Fanon’s Approach Revisited
11.00-11.50 HAAKON FLEMMEN – “Stop the Savagery!” On How “the Negro” became the Centre of Attention in the Norwegian Blasphemy Controversy in the 1930s
12.00-12.50 CAROLINE ROONEY – Colonization and Demonization: A Reading of The Tempest for Our Times
14.30-15.20 FADI ABOU-RIHAN – On the Micro-Colonial
15.30-16.20 JAY FRANKEL – The Narcissistic Dynamics of Submission
15.30-16.20 VANESSA SINCLAIR – The Colonial Crusade Against Magical Thinking
16.30-17.20 Closing discussion, feedback about the conference
About the speakers:
FADI ABOU-RIHAN, Psychoanalyst, Toronto, Canada
LENE AUESTAD, Dr. PhD, Philosophy, Prev. Research fellow, Un. Of Oslo, Centre for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo, Norway/UK
AMNON BAR-OR, Prof. Arch. Architect, Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University Azrieli School of Architecture, Israel
GABY BONWITT, Training Psychoanalyst, Israeli Psychoanalytic Society, prev. Board member, Director of Group Relations conferences
JULIA BOROSSA, Associate Professor, Psychoanalysis, Middlesex Un., London, Group Analyst, IGA, UK
NERI DAURELLA, Psychoanalyst, Spanish Psychoanalytical Society
CARLOS FERRAZ, Psychoanalyst, Portuguese, Psychoanalytic Society
HAAKON FLEMMEN, Doctoral Research Fellow, History of Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway
JAY FRANKEL, Psychoanalyst, New York, USA
THOMAS JUNG, Psychoanalyst, Vienna Psychoanalytic Association, Group Analyst, Architect, Austria
AMAL TREACHER KABESH, Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Un. Of Nottingham, Egypt/UK
MJ MAHER, Group Analyst, IGA, Community Psychiatric Nurse, UK
ŽELJKA MATIJAŠEVIĆ, Full Prof., Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
DIANA MULINARI, Prof., Dept. of Gender Studies, University of Lund, Sweden
TERESA SANTOS NEVES, PhD in Psychology, Un. Of Kent, UK, Psychoanalyst, Portuguese, Psychoanalytic Society
LUIZ EDUARDO PRADO DE OLIVEIRA, Professor Emeritus, Paris 7 Un., Denis Diderot, France
MICHAEL O’LOUGHLIN, Professor, Psychoanalysis, Adelphi Un., New York, USA
MARGARITA PALACIOS, Senior Lecturer, Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck University of London, UK
CAROLINE ROONEY, Professor of African and Middle Eastern Studies, School of English, Un. Of Kent, UK
LARA SHEEHI, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, George Washington University, USA
STEPHEN SHEEHI, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Studies, College of William and Mary, USA
VANESSA SINCLAIR, Psychoanalyst, prev. New York, now Stockholm, Sweden
NICHOLAS SMITH, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy, Södertörn Un., Stockholm, Sweden
JAMIE STEELE, LMFT Doctoral Candidate, Dep. Of STS Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, USA
ELIZABETH WEIGHTMAN, Lecturer, Dep. Of Psychology, Un. Of Exeter, UK
LINDEN WEST, Professor, Dep. Of Education, Canterbury Christ Church Un., UK
EILEEN WIELAND, Psychoanalyst, Spanish Psychoanalytical Society
This is an interdisciplinary conference, including theoretical contributions and historical, literary or clinical case studies on these and related themes from philosophers, sociologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, group analysts, literary theorists, historians, anthropologists, and others. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools will be 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 obligatory. Due to the nature of the forum audio recording is not permitted.
Presentations are expected to take half an hour. Another 20 minutes is set aside for discussion. There is a 10 min break in between each paper.
A participation fee, which includes a shared dinner with wine, of € 349 before February 20th 2019 – € 449 between February 20th 2019 and April 1st 2019 – € 529 after April 1st, is to be paid before the symposium. Please note that the fee is non-refundable.
You can register via this page.
Your place is only confirmed once your registration including payment is completed.
We would like to thank the Swedish Psychoanalytical Association.
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 20th 2019. Please contact us if you wish to make a donation towards the conference. We thank all donors in advance!