Confusing Cases: Forrester, Stoller, Agnes, Woman

  • Wed 9 May 18

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Room 4N.6.1

  • Event speaker

    Dr Julie Walsh: University of Essex

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Debbie Stewart

This paper brings together different strands of my research interests in contemporary formations of gender and sexuality, the history of feminist thought, and the aesthetic practices of clinical writing.

I focus on the question of ‘woman’, variously constructed and contested since the time of Freud’s writing, exploring how psychoanalytically informed feminism can contribute to contemporary cultural debates on what many have termed the transgender moment.

Specifically, I pursue the hypothesis that a formal alliance pertains between the methodological question of the case study and the cultural question of gender as it has found expression from the 1960s on.

The Speaker

Julie Walsh is a Lecturer in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and a psychoanalyst in private practice.

She is the author of:

  • Narcissism and Its Discontents (Palgrave, 2015)

And co-editor of:

  • Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community (Palgrave, 2018)
  • Shame and Modern Writing (Routledge,2018)

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