Tuesday, 24 March 2009

APCS Call for Papers

The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society

2009 Annual Conference:

Psychoanalysis, Economy, and Limits

Rutgers University: October 9-10, 2008

Submissions due by July 1, 2009.

This conference will address the intersection of psychoanalysis and the economy in light of the question of limits. Now when the enactment of an unlimited market economy has paradoxically revealed its limitations, the time has come to investigate the implications of psychoanalysis for thinking about economy and its limits. We are seeking proposals that investigate what psychoanalysis—both in its theoretical and clinical forms—can offer for an understanding of this intersection. Please think broadly about issues that arise in your discipline in relation to these questions. Topics might include:

  • The possibilities for psychoanalytic interventions in the economy
  • The economy of psychoanalysis as a theory or as a practice
  • The economy in media studies
  • Negotiating budgetary constraints and financial restrictions in psychoanalytic work
  • The relationship between the infinite and the finite in psychoanalysis
  • The other as a limit or the limitations of otherness
  • New clinical, cultural, or theoretical interventions on the relation between psychoanalysis and limits
  • Negotiating the limits of intellectual work in the struggle for social justice
  • Psychoanalytic responses to economic crisis and anxiety
  • The economy of race and ethnicity
  • Psychoanalysis and the possibility of economic justice in a time of neoliberal hegemony
  • How the economy might be politicized
  • Contemporary investigations into feminism and psychoanalysis relative to the economy

We are particularly interested in panel proposals or roundtables that discuss these issues and also invite you to think of alternate formats that promote discussion.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Please attach a cover sheet that includes your name, primary affiliation, and contact information. Abstracts may be sent to: todd.mcgowan@uvm.edu

APCS, an interdisciplinary psychoanalytic organization, encourages all participants to reflect on the social importance of their contribution and its relationship to social justice. It is our view that the psychoanalytic investigation of culture and society constitutes a unique and indispensible means not only of understanding but also of intervening in our most serious social problems, and we encourage proposals that work to further this project.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Annual Freud Memorial Lecture 2009

Friday 22nd May 2009, 6pm
Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex

"What have they done to you, poor child?"
Valerie Sinason

Freud ( Dec 14th 1897) Letter to Fliess
The brilliance and significance of early Freud in the fields of sexual abuse and trauma is often inadequately acknowledged. Due to the fearfulness of his followers and the subsequent privileging of the symbolic at the expense of literal experience. Using examples from clinical work in learning disability, abuse and dissociative identity disorder Valerie Sinason draws attention to key theoretical concepts on memory and trauma in Freud's early work that aid her as a clinician.

Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child and adult psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. For the last ten years she has been Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies. Previously, she was a Consultant Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and St Georges Hospital Medical School, Psychiatry of Disability Dept. She is President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability and Hon Consultant Psychotherapist at Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic.

Entry is without charge, but we would strongly advise registering to secure a place.

Please contact Debbie Stewart, Centre Administrator for further information.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Psychoanalysts at work.

The New York Times is offering a slide show of psychoanalysts in their offices. Let the wild analyses commence!

This thanks to Norm Holland and the PsyArt email list.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Supervision Workshop in London

Beginning Thursday, 12 March, Dr Joseph Berke and Professor Robert Young will offer free weekly supervision workshops on clinical and theoretical matters. Therapists and trainees are invited to bring their puzzling case materials and conceptual problems for discussion.

Venue: 8 Shepherd's Close - Off Shepherd's Hill, near Archway Road
Nearest underground: Highgate on the Northern Line (take Jackson's Lane exit).

TIME: 3.30-5.00

Joesph Berke is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and former Director of the Arbours Crisis Centre

Robert Young is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and former Professor of Psychotherapy at Sheffield University

Queries to
Joseph Berke 020 8348 4492
Robert Young 020 7607 8306

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_M._Young
Human-Nature.Com Web Site: http://www.human-nature.com

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Call for papers and conference announcement


Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society

A Postgraduate Conference

Centre for Psychoanalysis
Middlesex University

Saturday, 20TH June, 2009

We are pleased to announce Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society: A Postgraduate Conference.

We invite postgraduate students and research fellows to submit proposals for papers on psychoanalysis or psychoanalytically informed research. Papers may be from any academic discipline, including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, psychosocial studies, history, literature, art, religious studies or philosophy.

This one-day conference is designed to give postgraduate students from all disciplines who are interested in psychoanalysis an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

The conference takes place at the Hendon Campus of Middlesex University (30 minutes from central London) between 9:30 and 5:30 on Saturday, 20th June, 2009. Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided. The conference fee is £30 for presenters and attendees.

Submitting an abstract

Abstracts of 300 words (maximum) should include a title, the name of your university or institution and a telephone number.

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long. A further 10 minutes will be allowed for discussion. Sessions of 1½ hours will have space for three papers. There will be concurrent panels to accommodate as many papers as possible. The day will end with a plenary.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, 11th May, 2009. You will be notified about acceptance of your abstract by Friday, 15th May. Abstracts, queries and registration should be sent to: David Henderson, d.henderson@mdx.ac.uk

Centre for Psychoanalysis
Psychology Department
Middlesex University
The Burroughs