A Political Mind Special – “I Know my Place” Socio Political Aspects of Transference

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British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

22 September 2023

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Price: Standard Online via Zoom £30.00 | Concession Online via Zoom £20.00

Location: online


“I Know my Place” Socio Political Aspects of Transference
Introduction and chaired by David Morgan

“On Maternal Emotions: Psychoanalysis and British Welfare State”
Prof Shaul Bar-Haim

“Beyond Repair: Interpretation, Reparation, and the Politics of Clinical Technique”
Prof Carolyn Laubender

Shaul Bar-Haim is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Essex. His research focuses on the intellectual and cultural history of psychoanalysis, and related disciplines, in twentieth-century Britain. He is the author of The Maternalists: Psychoanalysis, Motherhood, and the British Welfare State (Penn University Press, 2021); and the co-editor of Wild Analysis: From the Couch to Cultural and Political Life (Routledge/New Library of Psychoanalysis, 2021).

Carolyn Laubender, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, where she is the founding Co-Director of the MA in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Her interdisciplinary research interests include feminist and queer theory, postcolonial theory, psychoanalytic history, and 20th century literature and film. Prior to joining Essex, Carolyn taught in The Program in Literature and The Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University in the US, where she was awarded fellowships from both Duke and from the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). She holds a Ph.D. from the Program in Literature at Duke University (with dual Certifications in Feminist Studies and College Teaching) and a BA in Gender Studies and Literature from Lehigh University. She also serves as the Book Reviews Editor for Psychoanalysis & History.

David Morgan Psychoanalyst is chair and organiser of The Political Mind.

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