The Freud Museum

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14 July 2007

Psychoanalysis and The Roots of Creativity

Saturday 14th July 2007 at Westminster University
The Freud Museum and Maudsley Hospital Psychotherapy Unit

This event celebrated the centenary of Freud’s first published analysis of a work of literature (‘Delusions and Dreams in Jensen’s Gradiva’ 1907). It explored contemporary theories of creativity and the continuing importance of creativity in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.

James Fisher
Alpha-function and the IMAGING Position: Sources of Creativity

Rael Meyerowitz (Psychoanalyst)
Reflections on Creativity and Despair: Meaning, Mourning and (Im)mortality in Yeats and Freud

Margot Waddell (Psychoanalyst)
Internal landscapes: Psychoanalysis and the poetic imagination

Christopher Hauke (Jungian Analyst)
What Makes Movies Work?
Creativity, the Unconscious and the Film-makers’ craft.

Joan Raphael-Leff (Psychoanalyst)
The child within the artist: Generative identity and creativity

Plenary Session
Creativity in psychoanalysis

Chairs and interlocutors:
Sue Davidson (morning) & Anne Ward (afternoon)
from Maudsley Hospital Psychotherapy Unit


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