A Psychoanalytic Reading of Ye

An online talk by Robert Beshara on the subject of his recent book. Recordings will be circulated on the Monday after the event.

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4 September, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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All registrants will receive their link to join via ZOOM. Attendees will also receive access to the recording on the Monday after the event, available to watch back for 1 month.

In this seminar, Robert K. Beshara will present a reading of Ye’s complex subjectivity between 2016 and 2021, through the lens of Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis. Seminar attendees should also expect a creative interpretation of the project/object known as Kanye West during this same period. The psychoanalytic reading will be conducted from an academic perspective.

Robert K. Beshara is the author of Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies (Routledge, 2019), Freud and Said: Contrapuntal Psychoanalysis as Liberation Praxis (Palgrave, 2021), A Psychoanalytic Biography of Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love (Cambridge Scholars, 2023), and Transmodern Cinema and Decolonial Film Theory: A Study of Youssef Chahine’s al-Masir (Bloomsbury, 2024). He is also the editor of A Critical Introduction to Psychology (Nova, 2019) and Critical Psychology Praxis: Psychosocial Non-Alignment to Modernity/Coloniality (Routledge, 2021). Further, he is the translator of Mourad Wahba’s (1995) Fundamentalism and Secularization (Bloomsbury, 2022). He is the founder of the Critical Psychology website: www.criticalpsychology.org. Finally, he works as an Associate Professor of Psychology & Humanities at Northern New Mexico College. For more information, please visit www.robertbeshara.com.

Tommy J. Curry is a Professor of Philosophy and holds a Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy and Black Male Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are 19th century ethnology, Critical Race Theory & Black Male Studies. He is the author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood (Temple University Press 2017), which won the 2018 American Book Award, as well as the author of Another white Man’s Burden: Josiah Royce’s Quest for a Philosophy of Racial Empire (SUNY Press 2018), which recently won the 2020 Josiah Royce Prize in American Idealist Thought. His research explores anti-Black racism, anti-colonial resistance, and the sexual vulnerability of Black males throughout Western societies.

Suggested donation £10-£15.
Minimum donation £1.
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4 September
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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