The Freud Museum

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30 September 2010 - 16 December 2010
Thursday evenings 6.30 - 8.30

Introducing Freud at the Freud Museum

A 12 week evening course

His name is synonymous with controversy, but his theories are seldom understood. Even so, Sigmund Freud revolutionised the way we think about ourselves. Terms such as ‘repression’, ‘ego’ and ‘Freudian slip’ have seeped into our culture, yet little is known of the theory that introduced them.

Discover the ideas that transformed the 20th Century with our fascinating introductory course. Through his intriguing case histories, groundbreaking discoveries and compelling arguments, explore how Freud developed his theories of unconscious mental life. You will be guided by an experienced tutor and no prior knowledge will be assumed. The course will be held in the unique setting of Freud’s last home.

Topics to be addressed include:

• The nature and status of psychoanalysis
• Debates and disagreements
• Freud’s case histories
• The unconscious
• Hysteria
• Dreams
• Freud’s theories of sexuality and gender
• Freud’s self-analysis
• Religion, society and human life

Click here to download a course outline

Tutor: Keith Barrett BA PhD
Dr Barrett is an accomplished tutor with many years’ teaching experience. Having received his PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, he specialises in both philosophy and psychoanalysis and has taught at several leading institutions, including Imperial College and Birkbeck College.

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