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9 October 2010
9.30 - 5.00


One Day Conference

at the Anna Freud Centre

This conference invites a re-assessment of how Freud’s theory of the unconscious has been utilised and developed within surrealism, and how surrealism has influenced the cultural, inter-personal and internal worlds of therapists and their patients. We now live in a world saturated with fantasy images and 'bizarre objects'. How does this affect our sense of self and reality?

Conference Programme

Welcome by Dawn Ades (University of Essex)

Introduction by Krzysztof Fijalkowski (Norwich University School of Arts)

Roger Cardinal: Freud’s Objects

David Sorfa: Between Theory and Practice: Freedom and Taxonomy in the work of Bohuslav Brouk

Karl Foster: Small Catastrophes – Applied Surrealism

Claire Pajaczkowska: Transformational and Liminal Spaces

Majella Munro: Excavating the Subconscious: Psychoanalysis in Japan and the Surrealist Response

Michael Richardson: Gradiva Rediviva: an Alchemical Encounter

Steve Pile: Freud and the Spaces of the Unconscious

The conference will be preceded by a special screening of Jan Švankmajer’s new film Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) on Friday 8th October 7-9pm at The Anna Freud Centre. For further information, please click here.

Venue Details
The Anna Freud Centre
12 Maresfield Gardens


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