BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Freud Museum London - ECPv4.6.3//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Freud Museum London X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://www.freud.org.uk X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Freud Museum London BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200221T140000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200221T143000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200114T135208Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200130T120109Z UID:5986-1582293600-1582295400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:London Bookshop Crawl 2020 DESCRIPTION:Join us for a tour of the Freud Museum collection’s highlights as part of London Bookshop Crawl 2020. Plus 10% off Sigmund Freud’s Collection in-store.\nSigmund Freud once proclaimed that he had more books on archaeology than he had on psychology. In fact the bookcases in Freud’s study at 20 Maresfield Gardens are bursting at the seams with books on all different subjects. Freud was a voracious reader and was as much influenced by Shakespeare and Goethe as he was by Darwin. \nIn the Freud Museum bookshop we aim to mirror this broad and diverse collection by offering a wide-ranging and inspiring selection of titles. We believe that ideas are never generated in a vacuum\, and our bookshop aims to offer something to pique the curiosity and spark the imagination of each and every one of our visitors. \nTo help celebrate London Bookshop Crawl 2020\, Freud Museum curator Bryony Davies will give a short tour introducing visitors to some of the highlights from the collection which are featured in her new book\, Sigmund Freud’s Collection. \nTour is free with admission to the Museum. \nVisit the Freud Museum Shop. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/london-bookshop-crawl-2020/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Tours ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Freud-Museum-Bookshop-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200226T140000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200226T143000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200211T122711Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200211T122711Z UID:6369-1582725600-1582727400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Director's Tour DESCRIPTION:Join Freud Museum Director\, Carol Seigel\, for a tour of Sigmund Freud’s home with its unique collections\, and learn more about his last year spent in this house after fleeing from Nazi occupied Vienna. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/directors-tour-20/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Tours ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2C2A3484.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200229T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200229T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191112T183241Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200130T121355Z UID:5477-1582970400-1582995600@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalysis After Freud: Winnicott and Object Relations DESCRIPTION:Donald Winnicott was a children’s doctor who trained as a psychoanalyst.\nHe maintained both disciplines throughout his career as the two strands of his working life\, to their mutual enrichment. He was close to Melanie Klein (and analysed her son). However\, during the years of WWII\, when the disputes between the followers of Freud and Klein were at their most stormy\, he retained his independence. He became a leading member of the middle group of analysts in the British Society who refused to take sides in the Freud/Klein controversy. \nHis principal disagreement with Klein was over the quality of the early environment. He insisted that the mother is the crucial factor making possible healthy development\, including the development of a ‘true self’. \nWhen she absolutely refused to modify her views in response to his criticisms\, he was forced to clarify and articulate his own understanding of the dynamics of the early infant-mother relationship. He created the set of ideas that became his unique contribution to psychoanalytic thought. We will explore the ideas that have made Winnicott one of the most influential figures in contemporary psychoanalysis\, and examine the related work of Michael Balint\, Harry Guntrip and John Bowlby. \nCourse layout: \nSession 1: We will critically examine the central Winnicottian notions of the ‘good enough mother’ and ‘primary maternal preoccupation’\, and explore his profoundly social view of early development\, reviewing the crucial dimensions of the ‘good enough’ mother’s care – ‘holding’\, ‘handling’\, and ‘object relating’ – through which the baby gathers a sense of continuity and coherence that gradually coalesces into a personal self. We will also study his ideas on the consequences of ‘environmental failure’ in terms of psychosis and the development of a ‘false self’. \nSession 2: This session will focus on Winnicott’s theory of ‘transitional phenomena’ – those symbols of the border between the small child’s early fusion with the mother and his dawning realisation of separateness – and his account of how ‘transitional phenomena’ later move beyond the single object (eg: a teddy bear or a piece of blanket) to words\, play\, culture and religion as forms of experience taking place in an ‘intermediate area’ where the inner world and the outer world meet\, and we are not required to decide finally which an object belongs to. \nSession 3: We will explore Winnicott’s view of the therapeutic setting as supremely transitional. He believed that without play there can be no therapy: that when the patient is enabled to play\, growth and development naturally follow. We will also bring Winnicott’s work into dialogue with the work of Michael Balint\, Harry Guntrip and John Bowlby. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalysis-after-freud-winnicott-and-object-relations/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/winnicott.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200301T140000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200301T143000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200211T123220Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200211T123220Z UID:6372-1583071200-1583073000@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:First Sunday House Tour DESCRIPTION:The tour will introduce visitors to the house\, revealing curious stories behind the objects in Freud’s collection and what they can tell us about his life and work. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/first-sunday-house-tour-23/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Tours ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/freuds-couch.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200303T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200303T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191203T133833Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200205T120859Z UID:5702-1583262000-1583267400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Bodies DESCRIPTION:\nIn the past decades\, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented.\nMen are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs\, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America\, and eating problems – from bulimia to obesity – are growing daily\, affecting children as young as six. In China\, women are having their legs broken and extended by 5cms. In Iran there are 35\,000 cosmetic nose reconstructions a year. The body is no longer a given and to possess a flawless one has become the ambition of millions. \nIn her years of practice as a psychoanalyst\, Susie Orbach has come to realise that the way we view our bodies is the mirror of how we view ourselves: our body becomes the measure of our worth. In this updated edition of Bodies\, she addresses the modern challenges to body-image\, exposing how social media has exacerbated existing issues and creates new ways we relate to our bodies. In the past decade\, despite campaigns promoting body positivity\, often unproven and unregulated dietary products have proliferated throughout the world. Meanwhile\, movements such as #MeToo have revealed what has changed in our attitudes to bodies and what has\, unfortunately\, remained the same. \nBodies is available from the Freud Museum Shop. \n\nLive Stream\nTickets are available for online access to the event via a live video stream. \n  \n\nAbout the author\nSusie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer. She co-founded The Women’s Therapy Centre in 1976 and is the author of many books including Fat is a Feminist Issue\, Hunger Strike\, On Eating\, The Impossibility of Sex\, Bodies\, and In Therapy. Susie has a clinical practice seeing individuals and couples. \n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n\n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/bodies/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Bodies.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200306T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200306T210000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200124T123531Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200213T095729Z UID:6183-1583521200-1583528400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:You Burn Me DESCRIPTION:Taking the Sappho text as a starting point\, join members and friends of the Subjectivity and Feminisms Research Group at Chelsea College of Arts\, University of the Arts London for an evening of immersive performance and film exploring the timely issue of burnout. \n‘You Burn Me’ will offer attendees the space to reflect on what burnout means particularly in relation to gender\, against the backdrop of International Women’s Day. Together the works will walk the fine line between desire and exhaustion. \nArtists include: \nRosemary Cronin\nDr Anat Ben David\nStuart McKenzie\nGaby Sahar\nLana Locke\nMo Throp\nDenise Ackerl\nFran Cottell\nRoshni Bhagotra (Rounded Radio)\nOcean Baulcombe-Toppin\nSecondeditions (Elizabeth Peebles and Markus Eisenmann)\nStephanie Spindler\nChristine Stewart\nVenn Collective\nForeign Investments (FI) Collective\n \nKindly supported by the Knowledge Exchange Impact Fund at Camberwell\, Chelsea and Wimbledon College of Arts\, University of the Arts London.\n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/you-burn-me/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Performances ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/thumbnail_4625827099_1190x765.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200307T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200307T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191220T143127Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200205T123209Z UID:5909-1583575200-1583600400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:PROJECTIONS: Women directors representing mental illness DESCRIPTION:Film has long been a male-dominated industry\, but for decades female directors against all odds have made an indelible mark on cinema.\nToday there is growing recognition of the important contributions made by women to the world of moving image\, with audiences calling for more opportunities to be given to female screenwriters\, cinematographers\, editors\, producers\, performers and directors in a bid to defeat gender inequality. \nThis intensive day course focuses on cinematic representations of mental illness in films directed by women\, looking at various psychiatric categories including Depression\, Psychosis and Addiction. A special focus will be placed on the function of the female gaze\, with a goal to facilitate a collective discussion on how cinema can evolve in order to more authentically depict female fears and subjectivity. We will also examine the effect of film culture in shaping public perception and social attitudes toward psychological disturbance. \nAdvanced viewing is optional; brief bespoke video montages will be screened. \nSession 1: Anxiety and Depression \nWater Lilies (2007) Céline Sciamma \nDreams of a Life (2011) Carol Morley \nSession 2: Psychosis and PTSD \nPet Semetary (1989) Mary Lambert \nThe Invitation (2015) Karyn Kusama \nSession 3: Addiction and Psychopathy \nMost Beautiful Island (2017) Ana Asensio \nThe Party (2017) Sally Potter \n\n9.30am – open\n10.00am – first session\n12.00pm – lunch\n12.45pm – second session\n2.45pm – tea break\n3.00pm – third session\n5.00pm – finish\n\nTea and coffee will be provided during both breaks. Please note: there is no cafe on site\, however\, you are welcome to bring your own lunch\, which can be consumed in the classroom\, or the Museum garden if the weather is fine. \nPROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film\, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD\, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal\, is the creator of PROJECTIONS. \n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/projections-women-directors-representing-mental-illness/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/The-Party.jpg-kristin-scott-thomas.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200310T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200310T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191217T143140Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200130T124254Z UID:5835-1583866800-1583872200@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change\, Crisis and New Beginnings DESCRIPTION:Julia Samuel joins us to discuss her latest book This Too Shall Pass.\nIn the book\, Julia examines the challenge\, and power\, of dealing with change effectively – and how we must adapt to it with love\, strength and hope. Julia decided to write the book after she realised that a common thread with her clients was their struggle to adapt to periods of change within their lives. Whether that is a new addition to the family\, a change in our work habits\, a new romantic interest\, an unexpected medical diagnosis\, or moving to a new place\, she realised that life’s turning points are difficult\, sometimes seismically so. But\, as she argues so convincingly\, it’s these moments that also have the immense potential to help us to grow as individuals. \nJulia Samuel MBE is a leading psychotherapist and one of the UK’s leading councillors. Seeing over 20 clients every week\, she has worked in private practice and with the NHS for the last thirty years and is Founding Patron of Child Bereavement UK. She’s been featured on Desert Island Discs and has been interviewed on National TV. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/this-too-shall-pass-stories-of-change-crisis-and-new-beginnings/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/1111.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200314T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200314T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191205T113334Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200205T113845Z UID:5780-1584180000-1584205200@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Freud and Feminism DESCRIPTION:Freud’s writings about women\, about hysteria\, Oedipus and penis envy\, female sexuality and femininity as well as his ideas about women’s place in civilization have provided sites of volatile contention for feminists and queer scholars and activists. Freudian psychoanalysis\, for some\, serves only to create and sustain ideologies of oppression and pathologisation whereas for others its challenge to the binaries of biology/culture or nature/nurture has radical potential. But what did Freud say about women\, feminine sexuality and gender difference? \nWe will undertake a close reading of Freud\, of his fundamental concepts and consider their limits impasses and potentialities. His work is rooted in his clinical practice and thus we will consider his analysis of hysteria (1895) and of the patient he describes as a feminist (1920). Finally\, we will consider the controversy in psychoanalytic circles that was triggered by the publication of ‘The Infantile Genital Organisation’ (1923) and ‘The Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex’ (1924)\, that arguably informs a division in psychoanalysis to this day. \n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/freud-and-feminism/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/https-_cdn.evbuc_.com_images_83347593_37934471432_1_original.20191203-151455.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200318T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200318T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191220T131802Z LAST-MODIFIED:20191220T133500Z UID:5900-1584558000-1584563400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:In Two Minds About It: Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan DESCRIPTION:Ambivalence—or\, hainamoration (hateloving)\, the term Lacan preferred—is the cornerstone of psychoanalysis insofar as psychoanalysis posits a subject who is fundamentally split by language.\nFar from being about “mixed feelings\,” as Freud argued\, ambivalence involves the conflict between two equally strong currents that are “localized in the subject’s mind in a way that they cannot come up against each other”; when one current is conscious\, the other is unconscious. To have an unconscious in these terms therefore\, is at one and the same time to be ambivalent. \nIn this talk we claim that expression of the tensions of ambivalence in our time has gone underground; we examine the effects of their foreclosure\, disavowal and repression mise-en-scene on TV\, film\, and in various contemporary symptoms. \nSpeakers:\nStephanie Swales (Dallas\, Texas) and Carol Owens (Dublin\, Ireland) are practising psychoanalysts\, authors of numerous articles and book chapters (individually and together) in the field of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Their book “Psychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan: on and off the couch” was published by Routledge 20th December 2019. \nDany Nobus is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London and former Chair of Trustees at the Freud Museum. He has published widely on the history\, theory and practice of psychoanalysis. \nPsychoanalysing Ambivalence with Freud and Lacan: On and Off the Couch\nis available from the Freud Museum Shop. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/in-two-minds-about-it-psychoanalysing-ambivalence-with-freud-and-lacan-2/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ambivalence-11.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200321T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200321T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191125T151127Z LAST-MODIFIED:20191125T151859Z UID:5576-1584784800-1584810000@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalysis After Freud: Jacques Lacan DESCRIPTION:\n\n\n\nExplore Lacan’s linguistic re-interpretation of Freud\, and his understanding of neurosis\, psychosis and human sexuality.\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJacques Lacan trained as a forensic psychiatrist in Paris and did his early work on Paranoid Psychosis. After qualifying as a psychoanalyst\, he made his debut at the International Congress of Psychoanalysis of 1936 with a paper (on the ‘Mirror Stage’) that constituted a devastating attack on ‘Ego Psychology’ – the version of psychoanalysis (based on Freud’s later work) then dominant in the USA. According to Ego Psychology\, the aim of psychoanalytic therapy is to strengthen the ego – seen as the rational part of the personality that is in touch with reality. But Lacan’s paper argued powerfully that the ‘ego’ is nothing but a tissue of illusions\, and that psychoanalysis should return to the work of the early Freud – centred on the notion of the unconscious (rather than on the ego) – to rediscover its true purpose and direction. \n\n\nAccordingly\, Lacan went on to re-think the foundations of psychoanalysis\, excising the last remnants of biology (still present in Freud)\, and presenting the whole of human psychology (and psychopathology) as a product of the fact that human beings are ‘speaking beings’. We will explore Lacan’s linguistic re-interpretation of Freud\, and his understanding of neurosis\, psychosis\, human sexuality\, and the process of psychoanalytic therapy. \nCourse layout: \nSession 1: We will examine Lacan’s early work on paranoia – exploring the thinking that went into his most famous case history\, of ‘Aimee’. We will then review the influences that came together in his theory of the ‘Mirror Stage’\, which underpins the central Lacanian notion of the ‘lmaginary Order’. \nSession 2: We will examine Lacan’s ‘return to Freud’\, focussing on his brilliant re-interpretation of the Oedipal phase as centring on the child’s first full entry into the world of language and culture – the ‘Symbolic Order’. This will enable us to explore the Lacanian understanding of the unconscious\, and of neurosis and psychosis. \nSession 3: We then will explore Lacan’s theory of the ‘Phallus’\, as the fundamental signifier underpinning the Symbolic Order\, and as the source of sexual difference. This will lead into an examination of Lacan’s view of sexuality\, and the relations between the sexes in culture. We will end by considering his distinctive conception of psychoanalytic therapy. \n\n\n\n\n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalysis-after-freud-jacques-lacan/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/lacanjacques.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200404T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200404T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200113T150405Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200113T150405Z UID:5958-1585994400-1586019600@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:PROJECTIONS: Psychoanalytic Investigation of The Joker DESCRIPTION:The dominant image of DC Universe’s notorious crime boss The Joker is that of a killer clown with a maniacal laugh hellbent on undermining Batman’s influence and unleashing chaos in Gotham City. Another version of the Ace of Knaves\, popular in mid-20th Century comic books\, portrays a relatively harmless camp prankster and thief. The Joker thrives on his mutable identities and uncertain origin story; he enjoys tricking self-proclaimed ‘decent people’ into doing very bad things\, sadistically corrupting their perception of virtue and eroding the boundaries between good and evil. \n“There’s a great freedom to The Joker. Any character who operates on the outside of society and is deemed a freak or outcast\, has the freedom to do what they want. Insanity is in some scary way the most freedom you can have\, because you’re not bound by the laws of society.”Tim Burton\, director\, Batman (1990) \nThis intensive day course is dedicated to iconic representations of The Joker on television and in film. The goal is to showcase the pathology of an enigmatic Supervillain who weaponises comedy\, inspires delinquency\, and claims unreliable accounts of a traumatic personal history (“If I’m going to have a past I prefer it to be multiple choice”). Reference will be made to texts by Alan Moore\, Sigmund Freud\, Carl Jung\, Slavoj Zizek\, Albert Camus\, and Friedrich Nietzsche. \n  \nWhat sets The Joker apart is that he displays virtually no instinct for self-preservation\, and doesn’t really stand for anything — in this way he is a fascinating psychoanalytic subject because he embodies the irrational. In the current culture wars it is fashionable to ‘cancel’ The Joker because he lacks a moral centre\, but in doing so we miss the broader philosophical significance of his character. The Joker does not seek to resolve the problem of a narrative — the proposition is that his nihilistic outlook\, far from serving a toxic function\, reveals The Joker as a valuable aesthetic force to be reckoned with. \n  \nAdvanced viewing is optional; brief bespoke video montages will be screened. \n  \nSession 1 \nCesar Romero – Batman: The Movie (1966) dir. Leslie H. Martinson \nMark Hamill – Batman: The Animated Series (1990s TV) \nJohn DiMaggio – Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) dir. Brandon Vietti \n  \nSession 2 \nJack Nicholson – Batman (1990) dir. Tim Burton \nCameron Monaghan – Gotham (2010s TV) \nJared Leto – Suicide Squad (2016) dir. David Ayer \n  \nSession 3 \nHeath Ledger – The Dark Knight (2008) dir. Christopher Nolan \nJoaquin Phoenix – Joker (2019) dir. Todd Phillips \n  \n\n9.30am – open\n10.00am – first session\n12.00pm – lunch\n12.45pm – second session\n2.45pm – tea break\n3.00pm – third session\n5.00pm – finish\n\nTea and coffee will be provided during both breaks. Please note: there is no cafe on site\, however\, you are welcome to bring your own lunch\, which can be consumed in the classroom\, or the Museum garden if the weather is fine. \n  \nPROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film\, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD\, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal\, is the creator of PROJECTIONS. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/projections-psychoanalytic-investigation-of-the-joker/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses,Events ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Joaquin-Phoenix-Joker-2019.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200409T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200409T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200214T113104Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200214T113104Z UID:6422-1586426400-1586451600@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalysis After Freud: Winnicott and Object Relations DESCRIPTION:Donald Winnicott was a children’s doctor who trained as a psychoanalyst.\nHe maintained both disciplines throughout his career as the two strands of his working life\, to their mutual enrichment. He was close to Melanie Klein (and analysed her son)\, but during the years of WWII\, when the disputes between the followers of Freud and Klein were at their most stormy\, he retained his independence. He became a leading member of the middle group of analysts in the British Society who refused to take sides in the Freud/Klein controversy. \nHis principal disagreement with Klein was over his insistence that the quality of the early environment provided by the mother is the crucial factor making possible healthy development\, including the development of a ‘true self’. \nWhen she absolutely refused to modify her views in response to his criticisms\, he was forced to clarify and articulate his own understanding of the dynamics of the early infant-mother relationship – creating the set of ideas that became his unique contribution to psychoanalytic thought. We will explore the ideas that have made Winnicott one of the most influential figures in contemporary psychoanalysis\, and examine the related work of Michael Balint\, Harry Guntrip and John Bowlby. \nCourse layout: \nSession 1: We will critically examine the central Winnicottian notions of the ‘good enough mother’ and ‘primary maternal preoccupation’\, and explore his profoundly social view of early development\, reviewing the crucial dimensions of the ‘good enough’ mother’s care – ‘holding’\, ‘handling’\, and ‘object relating’ – through which the baby gathers a sense of continuity and coherence that gradually coalesces into a personal self. We will also study his ideas on the consequences of ‘environmental failure’ in terms of psychosis and the development of a ‘false self’. \nSession 2: This session will focus on Winnicott’s theory of ‘transitional phenomena’ – those symbols of the border between the small child’s early fusion with the mother and his dawning realisation of separateness – and his account of how ‘transitional phenomena’ later move beyond the single object (eg: a teddy bear or a piece of blanket) to words\, play\, culture and religion as forms of experience taking place in an ‘intermediate area’ where the inner world and the outer world meet\, and we are not required to decide finally which an object belongs to. \nSession 3: We will explore Winnicott’s view of the therapeutic setting as supremely transitional\, and his belief that without play there can be no therapy: that when the patient is enabled to play\, growth and development naturally follow. We will also bring Winnicott’s work into dialogue with the work of Michael Balint\, Harry Guntrip and John Bowlby. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalysis-after-freud-winnicott-and-object-relations-2/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/winnicott.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200418T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200418T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200204T142949Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200205T113529Z UID:6268-1587204000-1587229200@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Philosophy\, Psychoanalysis and Gender DESCRIPTION:From Simone de Beauvoir to Judith Butler.\nThere has always been a widespread hope that psychoanalysis would be a source of progressive new thinking on the nature of sexual difference and on the problems of sexuality generally. Yet\, historically\, the record of psychoanalysis in these areas has left a great deal to be desired\, and many have criticized the theories that have been forthcoming – from leading figures such as Freud and Lacan – as normative and patriarchal\, demeaning towards women\, and derogatory towards non-heterosexuals and transgender people. But there are signs at last that this situation may be beginning to change – due to new work in philosophy and a new direction of thinking on sexuality and gender that has emerged in psychoanalysis in the last ten years. \n1st Session: We will review Freud’s most important writings on sexuality and gender and engage with the criticism his ideas provoked\, both from within psychoanalysis and beyond. We will contrast Freud’s views with the very different psychoanalytic thinking of Karen Horney\, Melanie Klein and Nancy Chodorow – drawing out the social and cultural implications of their arguments. \n2nd Session: We will study Simone de Beauvoir’s philosophical analysis of the relationship between the sexes in ‘The Second Sex’\, and note her evaluation of Freud and psychoanalysis. We will then examine the radical philosophy of sexual difference developed by Luce Irigaray\, engaging with her critique of Freud and Lacan\, and exploring her reconceptualization of the foundations of Western thought. \n3rd Session: Continuing with the critique of Freud and Lacan\, we will explore Julia Kristeva’s brilliant post-Lacanian theorizing in which the relationship between the sexes is bought into alignment with the distinction between the ‘semiotic’ and the ‘symbolic’. We will then look at Judith Butler’s rejection of Lacan – and critique of Kristeva – and her radical new approach to the whole question of human sexuality\, bringing her ideas into dialogue with the new thinking on sexuality and gender that has begun to emerge recently from within from psychoanalysis itself. \nKeith Barrett BA PhD – having received his PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London\, Dr Barrett specialises in both philosophy and psychoanalysis and has taught at several leading institutions\, including Imperial College and Birkbeck College. \n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/philosophy-psychoanalysis-and-gender/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Gerda-Wegener-Queen-of-Hearts-Lili-1928.-Photo-Morten-Porsthumb.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200422T180000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200422T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191217T120811Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200130T114505Z UID:5861-1587578400-1587587400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent DESCRIPTION:\n\n\nTo mark the publication of “Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent“\, the Freud Museum warmly invites you to an evening with Jane McAdam Freud.\n\n\n\n\nThis evening will begin with an illustrated talk by the artist discussing her contribution to the book: the chapter “Paddle your own canoe – Negotiating the Shadow”\, touching on identity\, success in one’s own right and taking on the Freud mantle.  \nImages showing her sculpture will reflect the conscious and unconscious idea of ‘the shadow’\, with Jane’s works also “speaking” of freedom and a sense of liberation. \n\nHer presentation is followed by a discussion with the writer Sylvia Paskin. The event will be introduced by the book’s editor\, Jonathan Burke.   \nRefreshments at 6 pm. The event will start promptly at 7 pm. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n “Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent“ book available from the Freud Museum Shop.\n \n\n\n\n\n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalytic-perspectives-on-the-shadow-of-the-parent/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/jane-mcadam-freud-1.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200425T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200425T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200204T124007Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200204T124315Z UID:6239-1587808800-1587834000@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: Enlightenment vs. Romanticism DESCRIPTION:From Descartes to Spinoza and Kant.\nPsychoanalysis has its roots in the Enlightenment – a cultural movement which grew out of the seventeenth century scientific revolution – and in the Romantic reaction against the Enlightenment\, which began to gain momentum in the second half of the eighteenth century. \nOn this course\, we will study three philosophers\, the first of whom played a central role in shaping the Enlightenment vision\, while the second and third anticipated the Romantic revolt against to it. We will trace the significance of their ideas in creating the intellectual context in which psychoanalysis came into being\, and explore the role of Rousseau and Goethe as precursors of psychoanalysis. \nMore information about the course. \nKeith Barrett BA PhD – having received his PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London\, Dr Barrett specialises in both philosophy and psychoanalysis and has taught at several leading institutions\, including Imperial College and Birkbeck College. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalysis-philosophy-enlightenment-vs-romanticism/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/joseph-wright-of-derby-an-experiment-on-a-bird.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200429T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200429T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191213T172409Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200102T094936Z UID:5856-1588186800-1588192200@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Hidden Gems: The Jewellery of Sigmund and Anna Freud DESCRIPTION:Freud Museum Education and Outreach Officer\, Emilia Raczkowska\, will introduce you to some of the most personal objects in the Freuds’ collection: their jewellery.\nThe father of psychoanalysis would famously offer intaglio stones set in rings to the members of his closest circle of friends and followers. His youngest daughter Anna\, a pioneering child analyst\, owned a rich collection of beautiful pieces ranging from jade brooches to beaded necklaces. Many of these pieces don’t appear extraordinary but held great emotional significance to their wearer. \nThis talk will consider the many meanings and roles of jewellery\, as we will dig out some of the most personal and hardly-seen artefacts from the Freud Museum’s vast collection. \nThis event is part of London Craft Week 2020\, an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme. \nBooking opens in January 2020. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/hidden-gems-the-jewellery-of-sigmund-and-anna-freud/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Jade-Brooch.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200501T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200501T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200130T131911Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200213T095418Z UID:6217-1588359600-1588365000@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Introduction to the Lacanian Clinics of Psychosis DESCRIPTION:\n\nAn evening talk with Dr. Vicente Palomera.\nIn his lecture Dr. Palomera will provide us with an introduction to the Lacanian clinics of psychosis via an overview of three main phases of Lacan’s teaching: the classical Lacanian clinic centered on the reading of Freud’s Schreber case with the tools of the Name of the Father and the Paternal Metaphor; the later Borromean clinic elaborated around the reading of the case of Joyce and the role of writing in the stabilisation of psychosis; and an introduction to the contemporary clinic of ordinary psychosis\, exploring some of the consequences of Lacan’s late affirmation: “We are all mad\, that is to say\, delusional”. \nVicente Palomera is a member of the Escuela Lacaniana de Psicoanálisis and of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. He has a doctorate from the Department of Psychoanalysis at the University of Paris 8 and is a teacher in the Clinical Section of the Freudian Field in Barcelona. He was President of the European Federation of Psychoanalysis between 2007 and 2010. He is the author of various articles published in European journals such as Mental\, Ornicar?\, La Cause Freudienne\, Analysis\, Freudiana and Quarto as well as a number of books devoted to the psychoanalytic clinic of psychosis. \nIn Association with the London Society of the New Lacanian School. \n\n\n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/introduction-to-the-lacanian-clinics-of-psychosis/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Joycea-supplement.png END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200502T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200502T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20191217T153001Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200205T104440Z UID:5885-1588413600-1588438800@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalysis and Social Violence DESCRIPTION:Addressing social aggression\, hate and violence through a psychoanalytic lens.\nIn the first instance the question of social violence will be approached through an introduction to psychoanalytic understandings of aggression\, hate and violence\, through readings of classic texts from Freud\, Ferenczi and Winnicott. We will also consider the question of victim/perpetrator/bystander dynamic with reference to clinical examples. We will then focus on the topic of gender violence against women particularly in the context of Argentina. We will explore the current feminist debates and the different psychoanalytic responses that have arisen in relation to these debates. \nWe intend to problematise the notion of gender and of some feminist positions that tend to reduce the intricancies of gender violence to essentialist views about men and women. Reductive generalisations about these categories produce an effect of segregation which\, arguably\, only contributes to reproduce violence and create a police state with serious consequences particularly on the younger generations. Psychoanalysis denaturalises the notions of man and woman to understand them as positions assumed by a subject in relation to their sexuality through a long and complex process of development\, not as something anatomically given. \nOn the other hand\, the problem of gender violence affects both men and women alike and this is clearly demonstrated by the number of young men marching alongside their women peers. We will look at the notions of patriarchy and neoliberalism as variables that transcend the divide between men and women. Feminist anthropologist Rita Segato does not consider violence against women as an ‘automatic result of male domination exercised by men’ but as a ‘mandate’ of masculinity. Such mandate\, inherent in the patriarchal system as a hierarchical structure of power\, reproduces in acts of violence the symbolic structures of power whose mark is gender but which includes all other orders of social status such as age\, race\, class\, nations\, regions (Segato\, 2010).The day will begin with a general introduction\, then move to the example of Argentina\, concluding with a facilitate group discussion. \nJulia Borossa is a psychoanalyst and the former Director of the Centre for Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University. Her publications include Hysteria (Ideas in Psychoanalysis series) (2001). \nLucia Corti is a psychoanalyst and Senior Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor of psychoanalysis\, formerly at Middlesex University. \n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalysis-and-social-violence/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/take2.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200503T140000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200503T153000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200127T154550Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200203T142742Z UID:5954-1588514400-1588519800@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Sold out: Dreams and Dreaming - their place in our lives DESCRIPTION:A workshop exploring the Korean concept of “buying dreams” in the context of Freudian dream theory and psychoanalysis.\nYour ticket includes entrance to the Museum for the whole day. \nThis Dreams and Dreaming workshop is part of the DREAM AUCTION art project inspired by an aspect of Korean culture that deals with dreams. In Korea\, discussing dreams and interpreting their meaning amongst friends and family is a popular way of identifying symbols that can shed light on the events in a person’s future. Often dreams containing particularly desirable elements are informally “sold”\, transferring energy or a state of mind from one close connection to another. Artist Bongsu Park has been exploring this concept as a point of departure for an ongoing series of works that have spanned performance\, video\, sound composition\, and social exchanges. \nDuring the workshop\, art historian Jamie Ruers will introduce dream theory in Freud’s writings and case studies. We will also learn about the representation of dreams in the history of art. This will situate Bongsu’s art practice in the context of the Freud Museum. \nThere will be a chance for us to discuss examples of dreams\, from Freud’s writings or from Bongsu’s past projects. Discussion and sharing of dreams with one other person helps recall dreams and gives an opportunity to re-evaluate their meaning and importance\, easing us into the process of writing. Participants are invited to contribute their dreams for future Dream Auction Project’s art creation and events. \nDreamAuction.org \nBongsu Park is a London-based Korean artist. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts\, UK and at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux\, France. She has exhibited internationally including Zona Maco-Sample\, FIAC-cinéphémère\, The Moving Image Istanbul\, Barcelona LOOP\, Gyungnam Art Museum in Changwon\, South Korea and her performance work showed at Camden Arts Centre\, Rosenfeld Porcini gallery and the Print Room Coronet Theatre in London. \nJamie Ruers is an art historian specialising in modernist art and film\, particularly from a psychoanalytic discipline. She has worked at the Freud Museum for over 5 years and has published on subjects such as site-responsive contemporary art\, gesamtkunstwerk in Vienna 1900\, and Surrealist art and cinema. She has delivered seminars on dreams in art. Her first co-edited book\, Freud/Lynch: Behind the Curtain\, is due to be published in 2020. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/dreams-and-dreaming-their-place-in-our-lives/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Activities ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/bongsu-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200505T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200505T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200116T121309Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200205T113010Z UID:6089-1588705200-1588710600@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:For Want of Ambiguity: Order and Chaos in Art\, Psychoanalysis\, and Neuroscience DESCRIPTION:For Want of Ambiguity: Order and Chaos in Art\, Psychoanalysis\, and Neuroscience\n\n\nEverything moves\, varies\, appears and disappears in the environment around us and within our selves. This continual change has modelled our nervous system to extract stability out of what is not stable. We relate to people according to established behaviours that become patterns and adopt defensive mechanisms we continually repeat. Yet every creative process and psychoanalysis itself keep possibilities alive. Art and psychoanalysis help us to overcome these constancies. We will address in this presentation ways in which the dialogue between psychoanalysis and neuroscience sheds light on the transformational capacity of contemporary art.  New questions arise in the context of such a dialogue as to the uniquely transgressive and often provocative arena in which meaning is made in art and patterns of making sense are revealed.  Looking at the work of Ida Applebroog and others\, we will seek to uncover new ways of thinking about how insight is achieved outside the arena of certainty. \n  \nLois Oppenheim\, PhD is University Distinguished Scholar\, Professor of French\, and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University. She is Scholar Associate Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Society. \nLudovica Lumer\, PhD is a neuroscientist who earned her PhD from University College London conducting seminal research on the relationship between visual perception and artistic representation. She currently lives in New York where she is a psychoanalyst in private practice. \n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n \n\n\n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/for-want-of-ambiguity-order-and-chaos-in-art-psychoanalysis-and-neuroscience/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/APPLE74824-web-hires-2048x1512-1.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200516T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200516T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200214T163309Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200218T160351Z UID:6429-1589623200-1589648400@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:The Climate Emergency: Psychoanalytic Perspectives DESCRIPTION:What can psychoanalysis offer to the on-going discussion about the state of the planet?\nThe Freud Museum held a conference on Ecological Madness in 1992 which was one of the first conferences to bring a psychoanalytic perspective to this global issue. Twenty-eight years later “ecological madness” has become a “climate emergency” and the impact on mental health is a major concern. \nWe are revisiting this pressing subject by inviting psychoanalysts\, activists\, authors and young poets to explore the psychological impact of the climate emergency in the consulting room and beyond. Many of us may feel helpless\, anxious\, guilty\, angry\, melancholic\, and even fatigued from the constant flow of information; more and more people are said to be suffering from “climate anxiety”. In many parts of the world populations are not only suffering anxiety about the future but from the traumatic impact of ongoing environmental catastrophes. \nHow we process our emotional responses is an important step to understanding the crisis and acting in a determined\, effective and creative way. Can psychoanalysis help save the planet? \nProgramme\nDavid Morgan\nClimate Change\, Cognitive Dissonance\, Human Hope and the Death Instinct \n“Knowledge comes with deaths release“ David Bowie ‘Quicksand’ \nAt an international psychoanalytic conference\, I’m aware of the cognitive dissonance that allows delegates to turn a blind eye to air travel whilst simultaneously attending a talk on the Climate Crisis. \nI reflect that this is just part of being alive\, our narcissism or western colonialism\, hardening in the face of a crisis we have been ignoring\, whilst increasingly using resources that cause it. \nLike Freud when faced with the monstrosity of the World War\, do we need his theory of the Death Instinct\, with its longing to seek release from the complexities of life through dissolution? I conclude in a more hopeful fashion with some ideas about the post-anthropocene from Alain Badiou. \nAnouchka Grose\nTo Breed or Not to Breed \nWith only a decade to turn the climate situation around\, is it irresponsible to have a baby? And how might it be possible to respond to this question in psychoanalytic sessions? Is it possible to take the multiple threats posed by climate change seriously while still keeping open a space for people to make nuanced\, subjective choices about their futures? \nJoseph Dodds\nFeeling the Heat: Ecopsychoanalysis and Climate Change \nAbstract TBA \nRenée Lertzman\nAuthor of ‘Environmental Melancholia: Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Engagement’ (2015) \nTitle and Abstract TBA \nSally Weintrobe\nEditor of ‘Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ (2012) \nTitle and Abstract TBA \nYoung Poets’ Network: Winners will be announced in April 2020 and winning poems performed at the conference. \nA limited number of bursary tickets at £24 are available for young people under the age of 18 and people receiving UK benefits or accessing NHS mental health services. Please contact Ivan Ward to apply for a bursary place.  ivan@freud.org.uk \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/the-climate-emergency/ LOCATION:Frognal\, London\, NW3 6XH CATEGORIES:Conferences ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/eco-anxiety-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200517T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200517T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200204T140237Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200204T140250Z UID:6249-1589709600-1589734800@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalysis & Philosophy: Philosophers of the Unconscious DESCRIPTION:From Schopenhauer to Nietszche\, Freud and Jung.\nBy the second half of the nineteenth century\, the outlines of our contemporary intellectual situation had begun to appear. \nOn the one hand\, the triumph of scientific materialism had ensured that our public institutions would embody the values of the Enlightenment. While on the other\, the power and creativity of Romanticism are still reflected in our ‘counter-cultures’ and in our personal relationship to our inner\, psychological worlds. On this course we will study two giant figures of nineteenth century thought – Schopenhauer and Nietzsche – and trace the after-effects of their philosophies in Freudian ‘Psychoanalysis’ and Jungian ‘Analytical Psychology’. \nMore information about this course. \nKeith Barrett BA PhD – having received his PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London\, Dr Barrett specialises in both philosophy and psychoanalysis and has taught at several leading institutions\, including Imperial College and Birkbeck College. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalysis-philosophy-philosophers-of-the-unconscious/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/malevich159.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200520T190000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200520T203000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200211T134133Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200213T094516Z UID:6380-1590001200-1590006600@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Smashed up Paint DESCRIPTION:A conversation between Susie Orbach and Frances Aviva Blane in which they talk about paint as a metaphor for disintegration of personality and self.\n‘My work is concerned with fragmentation of paint and personality. I construct both abstract and figurative pictures. Figuration informs abstraction and vice versa. I use different media and like to keep things in a state of flux. Surprise is good. My paintings exist not to be understood but experienced.’ Frances Aviva Blane. \nFrances studied post grad painting at The Slade ‘91-‘93 and won a scholarship to Djerassi Artists’ Colony. She is a recipient of a Jerwood Drawing Award and exhibits internationally showing alongside Bacon and Bourgeois at De Queeste Art in Belgium. In 2016 Frances had a solo show at the German Embassy London. \nRecently she’s shown with Frank Auerbach\, Basil Beattie\, Susan Stockwell and Jane McAdam Freud. Frances was included in John Moores Painting Prize 2018 and published a book titled FAB in collaboration with Susie Orbach. \nHer work is in many collections including The LSE\, Jesus College Cambridge\, The Tim Sayer Collection London and The Doris Lockhart Collection Frances Is represented by De Queeste Art in Belgium and Zuleika Gallery in London where she has upcoming shows. \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/smashed-up-paint/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Events,Talks ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Frances_Blane-scaled.jpg END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC+1:20200627T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC+1:20200627T170000 DTSTAMP:20200220T162154 CREATED:20200128T163535Z LAST-MODIFIED:20200205T111631Z UID:6201-1593252000-1593277200@www.freud.org.uk SUMMARY:Psychoanalysis\, (Trans)gender\, and Sexuality DESCRIPTION:How can psychoanalysis — as both a theory and clinical practice — help us illuminate popular controversies surrounding gender\, feminism\, and queer and transgender experience?\nWhat is the relationship between forms of clinical psychoanalytic practice that pathologise or condemn particular gender/sexual practices\, and feminist or queer approaches to the field? Is psychoanalysis inherently ‘queer’\, or do we have do something to it to make it so? \nIn this daylong course\, we explore contemporary and canonical psychoanalytic and scholarly texts in order to come to grips with these pressing issues. I will combine lectures with group discussions and other collaborative formats. No prior knowledge will be assumed\, however a willingness to engage with difficult ideas\, and respect for views that differ from your own are prerequisites for participation. \nJordan Osserman is a research fellow in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck (University of London) and member of Waiting Times\, a Wellcome-funded project on the temporalities of healthcare. His research concerns psychoanalytic approaches to time and their relationship to issues of gender identity. Jordan received his PhD in Gender Studies and Psychoanalysis from University College London for his dissertation on male circumcision\, and he undertaking a clinical training with the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. \n  \n\nUnheard Voices\nOur ‘Unheard Voices‘ events season aims to illuminate the life and work of women whose stories have been stifled by history. \nThe season spans two major exhibitions at the Freud Museum: ‘Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital’ (29 February – 7 July 2020) and ‘Muriel Gardiner’ (June – October 2020)\, both celebrated for challenging the structures of society and pushing boundaries in the name of activism. \n URL:https://www.freud.org.uk/event/psychoanalysis-transgender-and-sexuality/ LOCATION:20 Maresfield Gardens\, London\, NW3 5SX\, United Kingdom CATEGORIES:Courses ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://www.freud.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LouiseBourgeoisFreudMuseumInstall2.jpg END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR