Thursday, 15 October 2009

Freud and Detective Fiction

Tuesday 20 October 7pm
Frank Tallis
The Interpretation of Screams: Freud and Detective Fiction

Freud was an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes (his daughter read Dorothy Sayers) and the work of psychoanalysis has often been compared to the process of detection. Post-Freud crime writers and film directors enthusiastically adopted the ideas of psychoanalysis. In this evening talk at the Freud Museum, detective fiction writer and clinical psychologist Frank Tallis examines the enduring appeal of the genre and discusses his own novels.

Dr. Frank Tallis is an award winning writer and clinical psychologist who has held posts in clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and King’s College, London. He has written many books on psychology and over thirty academic papers. His novels are: KILLING TIME, SENSING OTHERS, MORTAL MISCHIEF, VIENNA BLOOD, FATAL LIES, and DARKNESS RISING. DEADLY COMMUNION, the fifth volume of the Liebermann Papers, set in Freud’s Vienna, will be published in 2010.

Tickets: £8 / £5 Friends.
(Pay on the door but phone or email to secure a place)

Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7435 2002

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