BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Freud Museum London - ECPv5.2.1.1//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Freud Museum London X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://www.freud.org.uk X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Freud Museum London BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/Paris BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0200 TZNAME:CEST DTSTART:20200329T010000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0200 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 TZNAME:CET DTSTART:20201025T010000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Paris:20201126T100000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/Paris:20201126T170000 DTSTAMP:20201125T182746 CREATED:20200922T091931Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200922T111348Z UID:8442-1606384800-1606410000@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:PROJECTIONS: Women In Horror Films [Livestream] DESCRIPTION:All attendees will receive the recording 24 hours after the event has taken place.\nThe horror genre in film follows from the literary tradition established by Edgar Allan Poe\, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley\, eliciting fearful responses through suspense\, gore\, the macabre and the supernatural\, consistently transfixing audiences via suspension of disbelief. \nThe status of female characters in horror cinema is often ambivalent\, ranging from victims of violence to perpetrators of dread. In The Question of Lay Analysis (1926)\, Sigmund Freud claimed that “the sexual life of adult women is a dark continent for psychology.” Even at the end of his life\, Freud maintained his long-standing preoccupation\, asking: “What do women want?” The mystery of female desire has persisted with the advancement of psychoanalytic thought; a dimension of ‘the unknown’ frequently drives the depiction of women in dark tales. \nIn this online day-course\, we will investigate the feminine discursive position in a variety of popular sub-genres (e.g.\, ghosts\, zombies\, sci-fi)\, relying on theoretical concepts including Julia Kristeva’s abjection\, Sigmund Freud’s uncanny\, Jacques Lacan’s mirror stage\, and R.D. Laing’s ontological insecurity. It is sometimes claimed that the portrayal of women in horror films is misogynistic\, but here the proposition is that the horror genre affords us an indispensable language for approaching the complex elements of feminine subjectivity. \nThis topic has been taught at Freud Museum London in previous years\, but the current course presents an entirely new film selection (all titles listed below). Content warning: graphic scenes will be shown\, viewer discretion is advised. \n\n\n\n10.00am – first session\n12.00pm – lunch\n12.45pm – second session\n2.45pm – break\n3.00pm – third session\n5.00pm – finish\n\n\n\nSession 1 – GHOSTS AND ZOMBIES \nPulse (2001) dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa \nBraindead (1992) dir. Peter Jackson \nSession 2 – FOLK HORROR AND THE OCCULT \nMidsommar (2019) dir. Ari Aster \nThe House of the Devil (2009) dir. Ti West \nSession 3 – SCIENCE FICTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR \nVideodrome (1983) dir. David Cronenberg \nClimax (2018) dir. Gaspar Noé \n  \nPROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film\, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD\, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal\, is the creator of PROJECTIONS. URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/projections-women-in-horror-films-livestream/ LOCATION:Online CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Misdommar-2.jpg END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR