Crises

CRISES AND TRANSMISSION
A Psychoanalysis and Politics series of digital seminars

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. 

AUTUMN 2021

Oct. 27th LENE AUESTAD – To think or not to think: A phenomenological and psychoanalytic perspective on experience, thinking, and creativity (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

Nov. 10th IAN PARKER – Lacanian and Marxist reflections on Psychoanalysis and Revolution (Ian Parker is a revolutionary Marxist and practising psychoanalyst in Manchester, UK) More information

Nov. 24th JILL GENTILE in dialogue with BARNABY BARRATT – Freedom of speech and Free Association/ Why decolonization and freedom of speech needs feminine law (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

Dec. 1st JONATHAN SKLAR  –  Francis Bacon and the Radicality of Free Association (Jonathan Sklar is a Training Analyst in the British Psychoanalytical Society,  an honorary member of the South African and Serbian psychoanalytic societies and Founder of the Independent Psychoanalysis Trust. He is the author of Landscapes of the Dark: History, Trauma, Psychoanalysis (Karnac 2011), Balint Matters: Psychosomatics and the Art of Assessment (Karnac 2017), and Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning (Phoenix 2019). 
To register and for more information

 

SPRING 2022

Jan. 5th SVERRE VARVIN  – Do we need to rethink traumatization? Traumatization in political, social, and cultural contexts (Sverre Varvin is a training analyst in the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society and professor emeritus at Oslo Metropolitan University. He has extensive experience in research and clinical work with severely traumatised people. He is chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) China Committee.) To register and for more information

Jan. 19th ENDRE KORITAR  –  The Unwelcome Child as a Dynamic Construct of the Terrorist Mind. (Endre Koritar is a Training and Supervising analyst in the Western branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and its current director. He is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Psychoanalysis and has been guest editor of several special editions with important papers from the International Ferenczi conferences in Toronto and Florence.)

Feb. 16th SALLY WEINTROBE – The climate bubble (Sally Weintrobe is a psychoanalyst and Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She chairs the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Climate Change. She has recently published the book Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare, Bloomsbury, 2020.)

 

SPRING 2021

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.) 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.)  More information

AUTUMN 2020

Sept. 23rd General discussion around the two brief texts Statement of support for Black Lives Matter and Psychoanalysis and Participatory Democracy. With up to 25 participants. This first seminar is free to participants and is open only to regular participants in Psychoanalysis and Politics conferences. For inquiries, e-mail: psychoanalysis.politics[at]gmail.com

Oct. 7th JONATHAN SKLAR – The Nazification of Psychoanalysis: Velasquez and the Transmission of Power (Jonathan Sklar is a Training Analyst in the British Psychoanalytical Society.) More information

Nov. 4th LENE AUESTAD  –  The Political Engagement of Psychoanalysis: Nic Waal and the Edith Jacobson case (Lene Auestad is a Dr. of Philosophy, an Author and Founder of Psychoanalysis and Politics.) More information

Dec. 2nd FADI ABOU-RIHAN  –  Civilization and Barbarism: Winnicottian Reflections on the Psycho-Political (Fadi Abou-Rihan is a Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst based in Toronto, and a Dr. of Philosophy.) More information

 

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Image: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, (about 1826) Oedipus and the Sphinx, National Gallery, London.