20 March, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£12 – £14
Photo courtesy: Paolo Colombo
Join author, poet and thinker, Ginger F. Zaimis at the Freud Museum for a 4 pm session which will offer a series of linchpin Freudian themes and quotes written in verse as if in dialogue with the man himself. The session will be a fresh, unexpected mix-up in dialogue with the unexpected: tender and humorous, yet fierce, risky and racy.
“I poet, therapist and he, on the couch…” G. F. Zaimis
G. F. Zaimis will also share some philosophical suggestions and invite Platonic dialogue as she discusses the eternal now and intersections of mythology, philosophy through poetic verse while speaking to/with the ontological contemporary modernisms of the archetypal feminine and the Human condition while expanding cultural collective consciousness of the psyche with the daughter of Humanity, Antigone, through her newest book, Antigone the Heroic Crown.
The event will be followed by a Q&A session.
PRAISE for Therapy with Antigone the Heroic Crown…
“Ginger’s perspectives of the past and present, progress a dialogue through reflection to re-foundation the new for the future…”
Professor of Language, Letters & Modern Greek
Vice Rector of Humanities
Ca’Foscari University, Venice
“Imbued by her progressed mythology of Antigone, Ginger’s ekphrastic sonnets bridge a multifarious performance with philosophical, ontological suggestion to heal the archetype of the feminine, Human condition.”
Poet (Modern Greek & English)
Professor, Creative Writing & American Literature
“Philosophy resounds throughout…The rhythm of thoughts, association of ideas and sounds are in service like memorial… Yet here, is another Antigone – ‘another’ as per the late George Steiner suggests, theoretical infinity of a heroine’s permutations, cross time. Ginger’s poem illustrates that intellect and emotion can be expressed with intensity and warmth which philosophy ordinarily abjures. The work is both philosophical mediation and elegy.”
Professor of Ancient Greek Literature & Classics
Director Emeritus, Centre for Hellenic Studies
“The intersection of poetry, philosophy and mythology in G.F. Zaimis’ work sparkles with erudition and love of language.”
Freud Museum, London
Ginger F. Zaimis (G.F. Zaimis) is an American poet, polymath, thinker, editor, literary translator and adviser who specializes in architectural and perennial forms. Ginger’s vision and grammatology explore the intersections of contemporary modernisms and comparative literature, blur the minimal to monumental, abstract to literal while reuniting the Arts, Humanities and Sciences as one. She is the architect of two NEW poetic forms (ie. the Portico and Triptych) and PEN America’s Finalist for Best First Poetry Collection 2015. In addition to Antigone the Heroic Crown, she has also published philosophical translations on the Pre-Socratics, the Hippocratium, Aristophanes’ Frogs, and Stoicism including Cleanthes’ Hymn to Zeus composed in Sestina and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations as a work-in-progress entitled, Speaking Stoic: Unto Myself, an English verse translation from the Ancient Greek. Her work has been presented at international centers for contemporary art, biennials, museums, universities, institutes, world libraries and the Centre for Greek Philosophy, The Athens Academy to name a few. She is a Keats-Shelley Rome key-note, a lecturing fellow of the classics and Board of Director at Fordham University London, as well as, a Southerner, Emeritus New Yorker, Philhellene and consciously conscious preservationist of our planet who lives in-situ to some of Humanity’s Classical prototypes of architecture, philosophy and democracy in the Athenian capitol. Connect with the author via her website.
Tickets include admission to the Museum. The event is free for Freud Museum Members and Patrons. The event will be held on the first floor of the Museum during regular opening hours. Unfortunately the Freud Museum does not have step-free access at this time. Advance booking is highly recommended as capacity is limited.
Concessions/Members/Patrons: Please show proof of eligibility/membership card on arrival.
Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE
The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income.