Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere: Social Fault Lines

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Freud Museum London

19 September 2020 - 27 September 2020

Time: 14:00 - 17:30

Price: £42 - £74

Location: online


This major international online conference investigates the effects of social divisions, psychic splits and collective expressions of irrationality and angst.
In addition to live access all attendees will receive access to the recording for 14 days after the conference.

Saturday 19 Sep, 14:00-17:20 BST

Session 1 14:00-15:30 BST
Ambivalence, Democracy & Disappointment
Barry Richards, Karl Figlio, Bob Hinshelwood, Lord John Alderdice
Chair: Janet Sayers

Session 2 15:50-17.20 BST
Covid and Crisis
Coline Covington, Phil Stokoe, David Black
Chair: Lynn Segal

Sunday 20 Sep, 14:00-17:20 BST

Session 3 14:00-15:30 BST
Haves, Have-Nots & Mental Health
Tamsin Cottis, Joanna Ryan, Ian Parker, Peter Barham
Chair: Valerie Sinason

Session 4 15:50-17.20 BST
Indelible Racism?
Samir Gandesha, Maxine Dennis, Julian Lousada, Sharon Numa
Chair: Fakhry Davids


Saturday 26 Sep, 14:00-17:20 BST

Session 5 14:00-15:30 BST
Palestine/Israel: Psychoanalytic Perspectives
Martin Kemp, Sabby Sagall, Yasser Abu-Jamel, Les Levidow
Chair: Amal Treacher Kabesh

Session 6 15:50-17.20 BST
Social Divisions and the Arts
Rye Holmboe, Michael Chanan, and Patricia Morris
Chair: Agnieszka Piotrowska

Sunday 27 Sep, 14:00-17:20 BST

Session 7 14:00-15:30 BST
Fascist States of Mind
Lene Auestad, Roger Griffin, Stephen Eric Bronner, Michael Rustin
Chair: Kurt Jacobsen

Session 8 15:50-17.20
Capitalist Materialism and its Fall-Out
Susie Orbach, David Bell, Paul Hoggett, Eli Zaretsky
Chair: David Morgan

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