Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Freud Memorial Lecture

Sigmund Freud

Join us for our annual Freud Memorial Lecture

Our annual Freud Memorial Lecture is a special event for our Department, which attracts quality speakers from a variety of fields.

We bring together academics, students and the public to engage in lively debates on the fascinating work of Freud.

Our 2020 event

The Pandemic in America: A crisis for democracy:

In this online event, held on the 29th May 2020, Dr Harris focused on the implications of the pandemic for American culture. Whatever we thought about a virus to which all were vulnerable, we found that divisions of class and race produce radically distinct experiences. Drawing on psychoanalysis, trauma theory, models of intersectionality and the force of political interpellation, Dr Harris looked at the contemporary moment.

Our speaker

Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is on the faculty and is a supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is an Editor at Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality. In 2009, She, Lewis Aron, and Jeremy Safron established the Sándor Ferenczi Center at the New School University. She, Lew Aron, Eyal Rozmarin and Steven Kuchuck co-edit the Book Series Relational Perspectives in Psychoanalysis. She is an editor of the IPA ejournal psychoanalysis.today.

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Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873640