Dialogues on the time of Covid-19: Boredom – Deprivations and Emptiness in the Pandemic

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Organised by:

British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

24 June 2021

Time: 20:15 - 21:45

Price: £25

Location: online


These dialogues will be delivered remotely via Zoom.

Thursday 24th of June
8:15pm – 9:45pm

Our lives have been very different in the last year. Deprived of social contacts, with visits to restaurants and pubs barred, the pleasure of concerts, theatre, art galleries suspended, and holidays only a distant dream, life has often felt emptier. Boredom has become a feature of our lives in a way not known before.

Josh Cohen, psychoanalyst, Professor of Modern Literary Theory and author of “Not Working: Why We Have to Stop” and other books, will be in conversation with Laura Salisbury, Professor in Modern Literature and Medical Humanities, whose wide ranging publications include a book on Beckett and papers on waiting and who is working on the cultural history of waiting in modernity. The dialogue will be chaired by Trudy McGuinness. psychoanalyst.

These dialogues will be held live on Zoom and will also be made available the following day for 24 hours to all registered participants. This is to allow for international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this, the recording will no longer be available.

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