E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story The Sandman (1816) has spooked and inspired many with its troubling tale of the folkloric Sandman who haunts the protagonist Nathaniel. This blog post is about this well-known story that Freud references in his 1919 essay ‘The Uncanny’, looking at why it was such an apt and powerful inspiration for Freud […]
Susan Finlay, our Writer in Residence, with the first of her textual vignettes prompted by objects in Freud's collection.
We are thrilled to announce we won this year's Museum In Short Jury Prize for our Christmas 2018 ad 'A Surrealist Christmas'.
Sigmund and Anna Freud's archives are large, but there are many other lesser-known figures too. Here we explore Josefine Stross and her contribution to the Freud Museum London archives.
Sigmund and Anna Freud's archives are large, but there are many other lesser-known figures too. Here we explore who else has contributed to the Freud Museum London archives.
Podcast: Words and Signifiers Still Matter: The Relevance of Lacanian Therapy Today with Yael Baldwin
Dr. Yael Baldwin addresses the unique place and role of Lacanian psychoanalysis, with its emphasis on the importance of human speech and the effects of the signifier.
David Owen analyses and describes the mental and physical condition of political leaders past and present with a particular view that what went before paved the way to President Trump. Of recent leaders there have been depressives, alcoholics, narcissists, populists and those affected by hubris syndrome and driven by their religious beliefs, as in Bush […]
Join author Katherine Angel for a discussion on her latest book Daddy Issues with Josh Cohen.
The ‘Tory Power Stance’, as it has been dubbed, is a pose designed to project masculine power and authority. Various hypotheses have been offered as to the origin of the pose and what it might signify. In this paper Ivan Ward offers an alternative view.
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