Insane Leaders: Freudian Psychopolitics in the 21st Century

Psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster in conversation with historian Patrick Weil.

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7 June, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

£20 – £25

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Insane Leaders: Freudian Psychopolitics in the 21st Century

 

Psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster (Disorganisation & Sex, 2022) and historian Patrick Weil (The Madman in the White House, 2023) discuss their latest books through the lens of psychopolitics in the 21st century. Focusing on the body and sexuality’s disorganising potential, Webster brings clinical insights to the questions of authority, masculinity, and the death drive. Weil found Freud’s lost psycho-biography of former president Woodrow Wilson in the Yale archives. Why was it so thoroughly rejected by critics, political theorists and by psychoanalysts when it came out in 1966? This conversation helps us to think about leadership, politics and madness.

This event is in partnership with Divided Publishing.

 

 


SPEAKERS

Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in New York City. She is the author of Disorganisation & Sex (Divided, 2022), The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2011) and Conversion Disorder (Columbia University Press, 2018); she also co-wrote, with Simon Critchley, Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine (Pantheon, 2013). She contributes regularly to Artforum, The New York Times and the New York Review of Books.

 

Patrick Weil is a political scientist and a senior research fellow at the Centre for the social history of the 20th century at the University of Paris 1. His research focuses on comparative citizenship, immigration law and constitutional law. Weil is the author of a number of books, the most recent being The Madman in the White House: Sigmund Freud, Ambassador Bullitt, and the Lost Psychobiography of Woodrow Wilson, published in 2023 by Harvard University Press.

 


The Madman in the White House: Sigmund Freud, Ambassador Bullitt, and the Lost Psychobiography of Woodrow Wilson - Patrick Weil

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The Madman in the White House: Sigmund Freud, Ambassador Bullitt, and the Lost Psychobiography of Woodrow Wilson by Patrick Weil is available to purchase from the Freud Museum Shop.

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Disorganisation & Sex by Jamieson Webster

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7 June
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
£20 – £25
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