The Freud Museum

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23 January 2014
7pm - FULLY BOOKED - waiting list available

The Madness of Medea: Meike Ziervogel and Lisa Dwan in conversation

Chaired by Dr Estela Welldon

Are women who kill their children monsters? Actress Lisa Dwan has performed, to wide critical acclaim, French author Veronique Olmi’s play 'Beside the Sea', about a woman who kills her two children. Meike Ziervogel in her novel 'Magda' enters the head of the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbel’s wife, who killed her six children. In association with Peirene Press.

Joining Lisa and Meike will be Dr Amber Jacobs. Dr Amber Jacobs lectures in the department of Psychosoical Studies at Birckbeck College, University of London. She is the author of On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis and the Law of the Mother (Columbia University Press 2008) and has published other articles in the field of feminist theory, myth, psychoanalysis and visual culture.

The talk will be chaired by Dr Estela Welldon, psychoanalytical psychotherapist and author of 'Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood' (1988) and 'Playing with Dynamite: A Personal Approach to the Psychoanalytic Understanding of Perversions, Violence, and Criminality' (2011)

Part of a season of performances, talks, films and events accompanying the 'Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors' exhibition 10 October 2013 - 2 February 2014.

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