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.