Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Freud Memorial Lecture

Sigmund Freud

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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.

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This year

Gender: Fixed and Fluid

Part 1: Interpellation, Intersectionality and Laplanche Meets Chaos Theory
Part 2:  Gender's Darkness: Misogyny, Envy and Masquerades

The contradictions and complexity of gender and sexuality are explored in a talk that draws on social theory, nonlinear developmental models and the work of Jean Laplanche. Gender is vibrantly fluid and gender is so often a matter of deep suffering. I consider these dilemmas, which are theoretical and clinical, in the light of contemporary experiences of misogyny and envy. I consider how and why so many aspects of subjectivity: gender, class, race, culture, sexuality shape our ways of hating and envying.

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 

Friday 29 May 2020, 18.00 - 19.30

Essex Business School, Room EBS.2.2

Entry is free and open to all.


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