Fascist Imaginaries


Complete list of papers in alphabetical order. A programme with times will be forthcoming soon. (The conference will begin on Friday morning and end on Sunday afternoon.) You can register to participate via this page.

LENE AUESTAD – Stereotypes and magical thinking in fascist rhetoric (Dr. of Philosophy from the University of Oslo, founder of Psychoanalysis and Politics, Associate member of the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society)

AMNON BAR-OR, GABI BONWITT – Absence and Erasure as an Expression of a Fascist-Monumental Non-Construction in Israel (Amnon Bar-Or is a Prof. Arch. Architect, Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University Azrieli School of Architecture, Israel. Gaby Bonwitt is a Training analyst, Israeli Psychoanalytic Society, prev. Board member, Director of Group Relations conferences.)

BARNABY B. BARRATT – Notes on Authoritarian Imaginaries: The Relevance of Libidinality to the Vicissitudes of Belonging, Othering and Hating (PhD, DHS, Training and Supervising Analyst, South African Psychoanalytic Association; Supervising Analyst, Indian Psychoanalytic Society; Senior Researcher WITS Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg); Director of Doctoral Studies, Parkmore Institute.)

RENÉE DANZIGER – Fascism, Populism, and the Return of the Repressed (Psychoanalyst, British Psychoanalytic Society, D.Phil in Politics, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London.)

ANGELIKA EBRECHT-LAERMANN – The destructiveness of art and beauty. Superego perversions in dreams about fascist imaginaries (Prof. Dr. phil., Training analyst, Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute, DPV)

TANIA ESPINOZA – Geist vs Seele?: Revisiting the Freud-Klages debate from the point of view of maternal technics (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen)

CLAUDIA FRANK – “Fascism is more of a natural state than democracy” (N. Mailer). On disquieting clinical and social dynamics of non-thinking as manifestations of the death drive (Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.; Training analyst, DPV, Stuttgart)

SUZANNE KAPLAN – Letters from Bloomy (film screening and dialogue) (Training and child analyst, Swedish Psychoanalytical Association, Dr of Education Stockholm Un., Researcher, Hugo Valentin Centre/ Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Uppsala.) 

ANGELA MAUSS-HANKE – The aftermath of nazism and the presence of fascism today (Training analyst, German Psychoanalytical Association, DPV and groups, D3G, and Lecturer at the Academy for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Munich.)

CHRISTOS PANAGIOTOU – Imagining nationalism through Arnold Böcklin’s painting, The isle of the dead (Department of Fine Arts, Cyprus University of Technology)

ALEX SIERCK – Inner-Enfranchisement and the Right to Vote: On Desire, the Psychoid, and the Practice of Democracy (Attorney-at-Law, Analyst-in-Training, Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York)

JONATHAN SKLAR – Apocalyptic life and the missing debate (Training analyst, British Psychoanalytic Society)

JOHN SWEDENMARK – A call for “humanity”: Modernist art as resistance to and interpretation of Fascism (Translator and freelance Schriftsteller, living in Stockholm. He has published the books Kritikmaskinen and  Baklängesöversättning. Member of the editorial board of the psychoanalytic/cultural journal Divan since 1992.)

KAREN SZTAJNBERG, RODRIGO BRANDĂO – Fascism as Embodied Praxis (Karen Sztajnberg is a Brazilian scholar and working artist, PhD candidate, Amsterdam School for Cultural Research. Rodrigo Brandão is Senior Director, Communications and Strategy at The Intercept.)

CLAUDIA THUßBAS – Mothers made of steel, steeled babies: National socialist fantasies about motherhood (Dr. phil., Training analyst, Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute, DPV)