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Professor Karl Figlio

Emeritus Professor
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Professor Karl Figlio

Profile

Biography

Professor; Registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council; Senior Member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of the British Psychotherapy Foundation; Clinical Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Psychoanalytic understanding of scientific inquiry

Masculinity, including the masculinity of scientific naturalism and ideas of nature

Psychoanalytic theory in the tradition of Freud, Klein, Bion and Object Relations

Psychoanalytic and historical understanding of fundamentalism, prejudice, memory and reparation

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Critical Analysis of Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (PA121)

Previous supervision

Deborah Lillian Somerville Wright
Deborah Lillian Somerville Wright
Thesis title: Being in the Consulting Room: A Study of the Physical Space of the Consulting Room and its Role in the Therapeutic Process
Degree subject: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 12/6/2019
Wolfgang Lassmann
Wolfgang Lassmann
Thesis title: Lost to Desire. Stories That Refuse to be Dreamt. the Investigative Burden of the Psychosomatic School of Paris
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 15/2/2019
Gregory Scott Rizzolo
Gregory Scott Rizzolo
Thesis title: The Critique of Regression
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/4/2018
Frances Muriel Pittock
Frances Muriel Pittock
Thesis title: The Curiosity That Is Curiosity: A Conceptual-Clinical Study
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 17/5/2017
Nayla Chalhoub-Mallat
Nayla Chalhoub-Mallat
Thesis title: The Paradoxical Feminine: Eating Disorders Beyond Gender
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 7/12/2016
Susannah Rose
Susannah Rose
Thesis title: The Problems of Working with Anorexia Nervosa: The Alexithymic Core and the Art of Non-Interpretation
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Degree type: Doctorate
Awarded date: 24/6/2015
Tamaki Noro
Tamaki Noro
Thesis title: A Study on the Motivation of Sexual Violence in Wwii: the Conflict of Masculinity in Warfare
Degree subject: Psychoanalytic Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/12/2014

Publications

Journal articles (26)

Figlio, K., (2014). Psychoanalysis, Reparation, and Historical Memory. American Imago. 71 (4), 417-443

Figlio, K., (2011). A psychoanalytic reflection on collective memory as a psychosocial enclave: Jews, German national identity, and splitting in the German psyche. International Social Science Journal. 62 (203-204), 161-177

Figlio, K., (2010). Phallic and seminal masculinity: A theoretical and clinical confusion. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. 91 (1), 119-139

Figlio, K., (2010). INTRODUCTION. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 26 (4), 394-396

Figlio, K., (2005). EDITORIAL. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 22 (1), 1-2

Figlio, K. and Jordanova, A., (2005). The First Formal Reaction to C.G. Jung's Departure From Psychoanalysis: Sándor Ferenczi's Review of Symbols of Transformation. Psychoanalysis and History. 7 (1), 51-62

Figlio, K., (2004). Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Self-Awareness of Society. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 9 (1), 87-104

Figlio, K. and Richards, B., (2003). The Containing Matrix of the Social. American Imago. 60 (4), 407-428

FIGLIO, KARL., (1999). Psychoanalysis and the scientific mind: Robert Boyle. The British Journal for the History of Science. 32 (3), 299-314

Figlio, K., (1998). Historical imagination/psychoanalytic imagination. History Workshop Journal. 45 (1), 199-221

Figlio, K., (1993). The Field of Psychotherapy: Conceptual and Ethical Definitions. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 9 (3), 324-335

Figlio, K., (1991). Commentary on the Paper by Cecilia Clementel-Jones on the Italian Register. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 7 (4), 423-425

Dyne, D. and Figlio, K., (1989). A Comment on Jonathan Pedder's ?Courses in Psychotherapy?: A Future for Training in Psychotherapy. British Journal of Psychotherapy. 6 (2), 222-226

Figlio, K., (1988). Oral History and the Unconscious1. History Workshop Journal. 26 (1), 120-132

Phd, KF., (1986). For the Social History of Medicine: A Reply to David Armstrong. Holistic Medicine. 1 (2), 135-143

Figlio, K., (1984). The Civilized Body: Social Domination, Control and Health (Book).. Sociology of Health and Illness. 6 (1), 99-100

Figlio, K. and Weindling, P., (1984). Was social medicine revolutionary? Rudolf Virchow and the revolutions of 1848.. The Society for the Social History of Medicine bulletin. 34, 10-18

Figlio, K., (1983). What is an accident?. The Society for the Social History of Medicine bulletin. 33, 27-29

Figlio, K., (1980). Review Article Medical Mythology.. Sociology of Health and Illness. 2 (3), 335-340

Figlio, K., (1978). Chlorosis and Chronic Disease in 19th-Century Britain: The Social Constitution of Somatic Illness in a Capitalist Society. International Journal of Health Services. 8 (4), 589-617

Figlio, K., (1978). Chlorosis and chronic disease in nineteenth‐century Britain: The social constitution of somatic illness in a capitalist society∗. Social History. 3 (2), 167-197

Figlio, K., (1977). Social roots of medical ideas: disease and civilization in the 19th century.. The Society for the Social History of Medicine bulletin. 21, 16-18

Figlio, K., (1977). The Historiography of Scientific Medicine: An Invitation to the Human Sciences. Comparative Studies in Society and History. 19 (3), 262-286

Figlio, KM., (1976). The Metaphor of Organization: An Historiographical Perspective on the Bio-Medical Sciences of the Early Nineteenth Century. History of Science. 14 (1), 17-53

Figlio, KM., (1975). Theories of Perception and the Physiology of Mind in the Late Eighteenth Century. History of Science. 13 (3), 177-212

HUTCHENS, JO., FIGLIO, KM. and GRANITO, SM., (1963). An isopiestic comparison method for activities. The activities of L-arginine--hydrochloride.. The Journal of biological chemistry. 238, 1419-1422

Book chapters (1)

Hodgkin, K., (2003). Regimes of Memory. In: Regimes of Memory. Routledge. 152- 166. 0203391535. 9780203391532

Conferences (1)

Figlio, K., (1996). SCIENCE, TRANSFERENCE AND THE UNCONSCIOUS

Contact

kfiglio@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus