23 Apr 2018
14 00 - 21:00
Psychoanalysis, and 1968
Understandings of mental health and illness were transformed in the 1960s as a generation of psychiatrists began to question the orthodoxy of their profession, reframing the aetiology of psychic distress as a consequence of an alienating, consumer society.
23 Apr 2018
Disalienation: Philosophy, Politics, and Radical Psychiatry in France
This talk explores the intersections of politics, philosophy, and radical psychiatry in 20th century France. It focuses on a psychiatric reform movement called 'institutional psychotherapy' which had an important influence on many intellectuals and activists.
27 Apr 2018
10 00 - 21:00
Temporality, Normativity, Representability
The one-day symposium will examine the discursive and aesthetic challenges that arise in both the definition and representation of eating disorders in film, literature, and the arts with respect to temporality.
6 May 2018
Some Notes on the First Attempts of British Psychoanalysts to Apply Psychoanalysis to the Understanding of Sociopolitical Issues
How British Psychoanalysis of the early 20th Century tackled the social and political issues of its day.
22 May 2018
Media diverge not only because they perform diverse functions and elicit different practices, but also because they recall distinct stages in media history. ‘Obsolete’ media – destined for the dump or the museum – continue to be used and held onto.