ON DEMAND – Psychoanalysis and Covidian Life

An online event with authors Howard Levine and Ana de Staal. Translation by Valentine Leys.

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15 September - 31 December


The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly influenced the way in which psychoanalysis is practiced all over the world.

The Freud Museum is proud to welcome Howard B. Levine (US) and Ana de Staal (France) upon the release of their co-edited book Psychoanalysis and Covidian Life: Common Distress, Individual Experience (2021, Phoenix), which looks at the ways in which psychoanalysis has been effected by the global pandemic and how it has adapted to these conditions, with contributions by psychoanalysts living all over the world.

The talk will touch on the wide range of issues addressed in their book, from the changes imposed on the psychoanalytic frame (online sessions) to the impact of the trauma of isolation and the disruption of our social anchoring (required by confinement and health protection gestures), to the challenge presented to the ‘ordinary’ denial of mortality.

Psychoanalysis and Covidian Life: Common Distress, Individual Experience will be released by Phoenix Publishing in English, French and Brazilian Portuguese and is available from the Freud Museum Shop.

This event was held in both English and French. Renting this video will allow you to watch it in both languages.



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15 September
31 December
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