Freud Memorial Lecture 2020

An open seminar by Dr Adrienne Harris on Gender: Fixed and Fluid

  • Fri 29 May 20

    18:00 - 19:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr Adrienne Harris, New York University

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Debbie Stewart

Join us for this fascinating talk with Dr Adrienne Harris about the complexity of gender and sexuality.

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.

The 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. 

Entry is free and open to all, seating is limited so book your place now.


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