A Psychoanalysis and Politics series of digital seminars, 2021

Wednesday evenings at 6 pm London time/ 7 pm Berlin time via Zoom
Films based on the seminars will later be available for rental on Vimeo

This is an overview over the seminars where the speaker and the date is confirmed. Further details on each of these will follow, and more seminars will be added on. If you would like to be kept informed, you may complete the form on the contact page. 


Jan. 20th SAMIR GANDESHA – Scenes from a Traumatic History of Political Theory (Samir Gandesha is Director, Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.) More information

Feb. 17th LENE AUESTAD –  A Norwegian massacre and the spread of far right ideology – ten years on (Lene Auestad is a Dr. of Philosophy from The Ethics Programme, University of Oslo, the Founder of Psychoanalysis and Politics and an Associate member of the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society.) More information

March 17th ZELJKA MATIJASEVIC –  Split Worlds, Split Minds: Ideological and Political Borderlands (Zeljka Matijasevic is a Professor of Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.) More information

April 14th ANGELA MAUSS-HANKE – “You feel it, but you don’t want to believe it”: Traces of National Socialism in Germans of the 21st century (Angela Mauss-Hanke is a Training analyst, German Psychoanalytical Association, DPV and groups, D3G, and Lecturer at the Academy for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Munich.) More information

May 12th RENÉE DANZIGER  – What’s Wrong With Revenge? (Renée Danziger is a psychoanalyst in the British Psychoanalytic Society and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. She is a training analyst for the Independent Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training (IPCAPA) and for the Tavistock Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training. She is a social scientist by background and holds a D.Phil in Politics.) More information

June 2nd JILL GENTILE – Death v. Life: The Strange Temporalities and Radical Democratic Imaginaries of a Pandemic (Jill Gentile, Ph.D. is faculty member at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Her book Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire, with Michael Macrone (Karnac, 2016) explores the mutual resonances between psychoanalysis and democracy through the lenses of freedom of speech and the feminine.) More information

June 16th ARNE JOHAN VETLESEN – The use of an Object – What kinds of objects are useful? (Arne Johan Vetlesen is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo and the author of twenty-five books, including Evil and Human Agency (Cambridge University Press, 2005), The Denial of Nature (Routledge, 2015), and Cosmologies of the Anthropocene: Panpsychism, Animism, and the Limits of Posthumanism (Routledge, 2019.) Link to register and for more information

June 30th SIRI GULLESTAD – Ideological destructiveness: A psychoanalytic perspective on the massacre of July 22, 2011 (Siri Gullestad is a Training analyst, Norwegian Psychoanalytical Society and Professor emeritus of psychology, University of Oslo.)  Link to register and for more information



Image: Gustave Moreau, Oedipus and the Sphinx (1864), Metropolitan Museum of Art.