The Freud Museum

Events Archive

29 November 2008 - 30 November 2008

Psychoanalysis, Fascism and Fundamentalism

Organised by: The Freud Museum, Société d’Histoire de la Psychiatrie et de la Psychanalyse & Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University.
Supported by: Birkbeck College, London.


Saturday 29 November 9.30 am - 5 pm

Joseph Massad
‘Psychoanalysis and the Other of Liberalism’
Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. He is the author of Colonial Effects: the making of National Identity in Jordan (2001) and The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinians (2006). His last book Desiring Arabs was awarded the 2008 Lionel Trilling Book Award.

Daniel Pick
‘In Pursuit of the Nazi Mind?’ The Deployment of Psychoanalysis in the Struggle against Fascism
Daniel Pick is a psychoanalyst member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Professor of History at Birkbeck College. He has written on many aspects of psychoanalysis and cultural history, including trauma and group conflict, madness and sexuality. Publications include
Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, C. 1848-1918 (1989) and Rome or Death: The Obsessions of General Garibaldi (2005). He is the co-editor (with Lyndal Roper) of Dreams and History (2004)

Fakhry Davids
The Impact of Islamophobia

Fakhry Davids is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a Fellow of the Institute of
Psychoanalysis. He is currently working on a book with the provisional title Internal racism: A psychoanalytic approach to race and difference, to be published in 2009.

Caroline Rooney
‘The Disappointed of the Earth’
Caroline Rooney is Reader in English at the University of Kent and director of the ‘Centre for Colonial and Post-Colonial Research’. Widely published, her most recent book is Decolonising Gender (2008)

Mohsin Hamid
Readings from The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid is a novelist and journalist. He is the author of Moth Smoke (2000) and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, and which he will be reading from and discussing at the conference.

Sunday 30 November 10am - 5.00pm

David Bell
'Everything is possible and anything is permitted'

David Bell is a psychoanalyst and consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic. He is chair of the scientific committee of the British Psychoanalytical Society. Publications include Psychoanalysis and Culture: A Kleinian perspective (ed. 1999) and Living on the border: The psychotic processes and the individual, the couple and the group (ed. forthcoming)

Stephen Frosh
‘Promised Land or Permitted Land’
Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of many books on psychoanalysis and social theory, including Hate and the Jewish Science: Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (2005) and The politics of psychoanalysis (1999)

David Modell
In God’s Name etc.
David Modell is a filmmaker and writer who has made a number of important documentaries about contemporary racism, Nazism and Christian fundamentalism in the UK. He will be discussing his work and showing excerpts from his recent Channel 4 documentary In God’s Name.

Elisabeth Roudinesco
‘Humanity and its Gods: Atheism’
Elisabeth Roudinesco is Professor of History at University of Paris VII and a Psychoanalyst. She is a leading intellectual figure in France and her work has been translated into thirty languages. Publications include Jacques Lacan & Co (1990), Madness and Revolution (1993) and Why Psychoanalysis? (2003)

Jacqueline Rose
‘Response to Elisabeth Roudinesco’
Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English at Queen Mary College, University of London, and is one of the most renowned public intellectuals in the world today. Her most recent books are The Question of Zion (2005) and The Last Resistance (2007)

Plenary Discussion: The Roots of Fundamentalism


Julia Borossa (Middlesex University)
Elisabeth Cowie & Glenn Bowman (University of Kent)
John Forrester (University of Cambridge)

Venue Details
University College London,
Gower Street


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