Judith Butler and Psychoanalysis

Online short course with Keith Barrett about the writings of Judith Butler.

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24 November, 2023, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

£16 – £20

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Judith Butler is known (and celebrated) for her groundbreaking and provocative re-thinking of the fundamental categories in which we understand sexuality and gender. In this three-hour course, we will review her critique of, and appropriation of, psychoanalytic ideas, focusing on her important early works, ‘Gender Trouble’, ‘Bodies That Matter’, and ‘The Psychic Life of Power’.

All registrants will receive their link to join via Zoom. Course material will be sent 1 day before the event. Time includes a tea break. All attendees will also receive access to the recording, available to watch back for 3 months.


Keith Barrett BA PhD received his first degree in philosophy from Oxford University after having spent three years working as a nursing assistant in psychiatric hospitals. It was in this practical context that Keith first encountered existentialism and psychoanalysis. He then began postgraduate studies on both Freud and Heidegger, leading finally to a PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL for a dissertation on ‘Freud’s Self-Analysis’. Keith has been a philosophy teacher for over 20 years, and has been delivering courses at the Freud Museum for over a decade, where he has developed a series of introductory lectures on Freud, psychoanalysis after Freud, and exploring the overlap of philosophy and psychoanlaysis.


24 November, 2023
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
£16 – £20
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