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Inside Out Festival in association with The Freud Museum London present: Freud and His Legacy
October 21, 2015 7:00 pm
October 21, 2015 8:15 pm
FREE, registration essential
September 22, 2015
The Octagon, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road , London, E1 4NS, United Kingdom

One hundred years after Freud published his seminal paper The Unconscious, psychoanalysis, some say, is dead and buried: replaced clinically by cognitive behavioural therapies. The language of Freud has been diluted and distorted into the culture of self-help books with Freud’s personal reputation barely surviving the ‘Freud Wars’ of the 1980s and 90s and his work tarnished by the insights of feminism and unflattering biographical portraits. There seems perhaps little place for Freud’s stuffy, late-Victorian project in our permissive, consumerist, and sexually liberated postmodernity.

Freud and His Legacy is a timely discussion in which we will discuss the implications of Freud’s thought for twentieth century art, culture and psychotherapy. As Freud suggested, the repressed always returns. Our speakers will discuss the political, cultural, and clinical relevance of psychoanalysis, and psychoanalytic ways of thinking, for a world that is much transformed when compared to Freud’s. Does Freud’s work, in the context of the innovations of contemporary brain science, still have anything compelling to tell us about human experience? Or should Freud’s work pass from scientific importance, and be seen instead as in the tradition of humanist letters? Are we – and could we ever be – truly post-Freudian?

Chaired by Dr Benjamin Poore, Queen Mary University of London.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Benjamin Dawson, Lecturer in Literary Theory, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Dany Nobus, Brunel University London
  • Susie Orbach, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic

Freud and His Legacy, in association with Freud Museum London, is partly supported by Creativeworks London.

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This event is part of Inside Out Festival 2015




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