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Friday, 21 September 2012

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning, AUTUMN SYMPOSIUM IN LONDON

Psychoanalysis and Politics - Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning 

Venue: British Psychoanalytical Society, 112a Shirland Road

The symposium questions the junctions of the private and the public
when it comes to trauma, loss and the work of mourning, which
challenge our very notions of the individual and the shared, asking:
What do we mean by working through the past?

Friday 19th, 9.00-9.30 Opening address
9.30-10.30 JUDIT SZEKACS-WEISZ - Separation in Exile
10.40-11.40 LENE AUESTAD - Time and Memory
11.50-12.50 JONATHAN DAVIDOFF - To Mend the World: Trauma and Containment
12.50-02.00 Lunch
2.00 - 3.00 KARL FIGLIO - The Differences between Public and Private Mourning
3.10-4.10 JANE FRANCES - Trauma, Dis-integration and Stasis - Simplification and Perpetual Conflict
4.20-5.30 JULIA BOROSSA - Violence, Trauma and Masculinity: Compromise Formations of Mourning and Survival in Contemporary Lebanese Literature
5.40-7.00 Group reflection session, conducted by SVEIN TJELTA

Saturday 20th
9.30-10.30 DAVID BELL - The Psychoanalyst in the Immigration Court
10.40-11.40 FERENC EROS - 'Postmemory Syndrome' in New Hungarian Literature
11.50-12.50 MARGARITA PALACIOS - Decolonizing Trauma and the Ethics of Anxious Witnessing
12.50-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.00 PETER MORRALL - Psychotherapy and Social Responsibility: Homicide
3.10-4.10 LUCIA CORTI - The Found Children of the Disappeared: Recovered Identities
4.20-5.30 VIC SEIDLER - Silent Loss, Embodied Memories and Impossible Mournings
5.40-7.00 General discussion, feedback, about future conferences

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS is a conference series that aims to
address how crucial contemporary political issues may be fruitfully
explored through psychoanalytic theory, and vice versa: how political
issues may reflect back on psychoanalytic thinking. The series is
interdisciplinary; we invite theoretical contributions and historical,
literary or clinical case studies from philosophers, sociologists,
psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, group analysts, literary theorists,
historians and others. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic
schools are most welcome. We emphasise room for discussion among the
presenters and participants, thus the symposium series creates a space
where representatives of different perspectives come together and
engage with one another's contributions, participating in a community
of thought.

The conference fee, which includes lunch and dinner Friday and
Saturday, is 155 GBP. To sign up, please e-mail:


Psychoanalysis and Politics is registered as a non-profit
organisation in Norway,
org. no: 998 503 221 webpage: www.psa-pol.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PsAPol

Enquiries: psychoanalysis.politics@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.psa-pol.org

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