Histories and Theories of the Unconscious
Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 10am – 5pm
Queen Mary University of London. Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Arts 2 Building, Lecture Theatre.
A day conference on the unconscious mind from its early-modern philosophical origins to its diverse articulations in literature, art and social policy, and its controversial history within the psychoanalytic tradition.
This conference is sponsored by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Centre for the History of the Emotions (QMUL), with the generous financial support of the Wellcome Trust.
Playing with Paradoxes: Winnicott's views on the Unconscious.
Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau, New York University.
From the writing cure to the talking cure: Revisiting the discovery of the unconscious
Emma Sutton, Queen Mary University of London
William James on "intra-personal belligerency"
Angus Nicholls, Queen Mary University of London
‘The Unconscious’: Concept or Metaphor?
Rhodri Hayward, Queen Mary University of London
The Unconscious as an Emergent Object
Matt Ffytche, University of Essex
The Unconscious and the Private Life: Contemporary Transformations of a Psychoanalytic Idea
Sonu Shamdasani, University College London
The unconscious within the history of consciousness
Andreas Mayer, Centre A. Koyré, CNRS/EHESS Paris
Situating the Unconscious: Towards a Historical Anthropology of the Psy Sciences
Madeleine Wood, Queen Mary University of London
Interiority and the Mid-Victorian Parent-Child Relationship: Literary Inscriptions of the
John Fletcher, University of Warwick
The unconscious, the id and the other: Laplanchean developments of Freud
Elsa Richardson, Queen Mary
Imagining the Imagination: Unconscious Creation in the Order of the Golden Dawn
For a map and directions, please click here: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/howtofindus/mileend/
PLEASE NOTE: The Arts 2 Building is building number 35 on the campus map.
Entrance to Arts 2 is via campus (there is no entrance on the main
road!)-please enter via East Gate (Westfield Way) and look for the Novo
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