Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis – The Arts and Psychoanalysis

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Organised by:

British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

07 June 2021 - 12 July 2021

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: From £15

Location: online


The Maudsley Lectures in Psychoanalysis are a series of Institute of Psychoanalysis talks exploring the application of psychoanalytic concepts to clinical work and beyond.

This Summer term focuses on The Arts and Psychoanalysis: taking a psychoanalytic lens to a range of areas in the arts – music, sculpture, poetry, film, drama…

These lectures will be of interest to:

– Clinicians working in psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, nursing and other areas of mental health
– Those working in the arts and academia
– They are open to everyone!

Lectures are on Mondays from 7pm to 8.30pm on Zoom

Each lecture lasts about an hour followed by time for discussion and contributions from the audience

The speakers will be in dialogue with psychoanalysts: Anne Patterson, Emma Staples Hotopf & Maxine Dennis

The programme is below:

7th June – Freud and the two Michelangelos’ – Michael Parsons

14th June – ‘O beautiful sound’: the bonus of pleasure in the writing of Elizabeth Bishop – Rachel Chaplin

21st June – Mirrors and Masquerades in Fleabag and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Catherine Humble

28th June – ‘A heap of broken images’: Sterility, catastrophic change and growth in T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land – Liz Allison

5th July – Musicality in the Consulting Room – Francis Grier

12th July – Based on a True Story: A filmmaker’s approach to depicting a life – Oliver Vesey

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