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Dr Julie Walsh

Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Julie Walsh

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Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Studies, and a Psychoanalyst in private practice. Prior to my appointment at Essex in 2017, I held a five-year Global Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Warwick. I gained my PhD from the History and Philosophy of Science Department University of Cambridge. My first academic monograph Narcissism and Its Discontents came out in 2015. I have since co-edited two volumes entitled, Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community (2017), and Shame and Modern Writing (2018), as well as published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters (details of which can be found below). My most recent article entitled ‘Confusing Cases: Forrester, Stoller, Agnes, Woman’ (History of the Human Sciences, July 2020) is on the interrelations of sex, gender identity and the genre of the case study. It forms a part of my next book project, The Imaginary Offence. What can psychoanalysis tell us about the pleasures of taking and giving offence, and how can it help us describe the limits of acceptable behaviour in language? Does offence-taking rely on a consistent temporal structure; if so, how is it worked through in the clinic or in psychoanalytically-themed writing? I am a member of the Training Committee of the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I am a member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), as well as a member of the College of Psychoanalysts (CP-UK). I am also a founding member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies, and of the British Psychoanalytic Council’s Scholars Network. Since 2018, I have been co-editing the journal Sitegeist: A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy. I am also Co-editor-in-Chief of the Palgrave Handbook for Psychosocial Studies (with Stephen Frosh and Marita Vyrgioti). As the first major reference work of its kind, the Handbook has been structured to evolve as a ‘living work’, representing the plurality of psychosocial scholarship as it is configured today and encompassing new topics, issues and approaches as they continue to emerge in future years.

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (2020 - present)

  • Project Lead for Athena Swan (awarded Bronze, 2020), Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (2017 - 2020)

  • Programme Director, BA in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (2017 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • The Psychosocial Imagination (PA134)

  • Dissertation (PA254)

  • Dissertation (Childhood Studies) (PA333)

  • Psychoanalysis and the Child (PA403)

  • Lacanian psychoanalysis (PA405)

  • Current Debates in Psychosocial Studies (PA407)

  • Reflective Practice (PA409)

  • Placement Year (PA500)

  • Psycho Analytic Theory (PA901)

  • Psychoanalysis and the Psychosocial (PA942)

  • Dissertation (PA987)

Publications

Journal articles (8)

Walsh, J., (2020). Confusing cases: Forrester, Stoller, Agnes, woman. History of the Human Sciences, 095269511989787-095269511989787

Redman, P. and Walsh, J., (2019). Introduction to the Special Issue on ‘sociology and psychoanalysis’. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 24 (4), 385-393

Walsh, J., (2017). On the seductions of psychoanalytic story-telling: Narcissism and the problems of narrative. Frontiers of Narrative Studies. 3 (1), 71-88

Walsh, J., (2014). Interrupting the frame: reflective practice in the classroom and the consulting room. Pedagogy Culture and Society. 22 (1), 9-19

Sheils, B. and Walsh, J., (2013). Tragedy and Transference in D.M. Thomas's The White Hotel. Psychoanalysis and History. 15 (1), 69-89

Walsh, J., (2013). A Clash of Tongues: Notes on an Observation Placement. Free Associations. 64, 8-13

Walsh, J., (2011). Unconscious Dissemblance: The Place of Irony in Psychoanalytic Thought. PIVOT: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought. 1 (1), 142-159

Walsh, J., (2010). Freud’s Wissbegierde and the Research Projects of Childhood: Revisiting Little Hans. Sitegeist: A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy. 5, 55-74

Books (3)

Sheils, B. and Walsh, J., (2018). Shame and modern writing. Routledge. 1351657518. 9781351657525

Sheils, B. and Walsh, J., (2017). Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community. Springer. 3319638297. 9783319638294

Walsh, J., (2014). Narcissism and Its Discontents. Palgrave Macmillan. 1137333448. 978-1-137-33343-8

Book chapters (3)

Walsh, J., 1914: Psychoanalysis and the Narcissistic Wound’, War-time Attachments: Essays on Pain, Care, Retreat and Treatment in the First World War. In: War-time Attachments: Essays on Pain, Care, Retreat and Treatment in the First World War

Sheils, B. and Walsh, J., (2018). Introduction: Shame and Modern Writing. In: Shame and Modern Writing. Editors: Shiels, B. and Walsh, J., . Routledge. 1- 32. 9781351657518

Sheils, B. and Walsh, J., (2017). Introduction: Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community. In: Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community. Editors: Sheils, B. and Walsh, J., . Palgrave Macmillan. 1- 40. 978-3-319-63828-7

Other (5)

Walsh, J., A Conversation with Oliver Sacks

Walsh, J., (2017).becoming a mother: a response. Feminist Review. 117(1),SAGE Publications

Walsh, J., (2015).Dog Fights. London Review of Books: Blog

Walsh, J., Hollway, W. and Mitchell, J., (2015).Psychoanalysis and Feminism: Then and Now (an interview with Juliet Mitchell). Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 1(2),Palgrave Macmillan

Walsh, J., (2015).Letting Go and Holding Tight: A Review. QMUL: The Hisotry of Emotions Blog

Grants and funding

2020

Holding Hands: Experiences of shame, pride and protest among LGBT relationship partners

British Academy

Contact

julie.walsh@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873903

Location:

5A.208, Colchester Campus

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