Next Meeting-14th March 2014

Hi!

The next PsyLit meeting will take place on Friday March 14th from 2-3pm in Room 104.  Joanna Kellond (University of Sussex) will be giving a paper on the U.S. TV series ‘In Treatment’, the series dramatises the sessions of a Psychotherapist and his involvement with the lives of his patients.  Joanna’s paper is entitled‘Television and/as Therapy: the Case of ‘In Treatment’.  Reading/Viewing is as follows:

‘In Treatment’ Season One-The Alex Sessions

D.W. Winnicott-‘Mirror-Role of Mother and Family’, Chapter 9 of Playing and Reality

The Winnicott chapter will be sent out by e-mail along with details of where to view the TV show.  Please get in touch to request these.  Look forward to seeing you all there.

Matt Geary, Rosie Reynolds and Oliver Penny

 

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Notice!! 1st PsyLit Meeting of 2014 rescheduled to Fri January 17th

Due to concerns about attendance, the first PsyLit meeting of 2014 has been rescheduled from Friday January 10th, 2-3pm in Room 104. It will now take place on Friday January 17th, 3-4pm, in Room 104 on the first floor of the Arts Building at the University of Birmingham.

For the first meeting there will be a 20 minute paper by Gemma King (University of Birmingham) entitled ‘Repressed Modernism: The Disparities of Freud’s Literary Theory, Criticism, and Practice’. Discussion will follow. The reading for the session will be

Virginia Woolf ‘Character in Fiction’, 1924, in Virginia Woolf Selected Essays, ed. by David Bradshaw (OUP, 2008), pp. 37-54.

and an extract from Sigmund Freud, ‘Some Character-Types met with in Psycho-Analytic Work’, 1916, in James Strachey (ed. and trans.)The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIV (1914-1916): On the History of the Psychoanalytic Movement, Papers on Metapsychology and Other Works (London:Vintage, 2001), 309-36 (pp. 309-15).

We welcome staff and students from Birmingham and further afield either working on, or interested in, literature and psychoanalysis.

Please circulate this email to anybody you think may be interested. If you would like more information, or to join the mailing list to receive the materials before the meeting, please contact us at uob psylit@contacts.bham.ac.uk or Twitter @UOB_PSYLIT.

Dates for your diaries:

Friday January 17th, 3-4pm. Gemma King (University of Birmingham)
Monday February 10th, 2-3pm Dr Jan Campbell
Friday March 14th, 2-3pm Joanna Kellond (University of Sussex)

We look forward to seeing you there,
Matt Geary, Rosie Reynolds and Oliver Penny

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1st PsyLit Meeting of 2014 – Friday January 10th, 2-3pm

Hi PsyLit!

We hope you all had a good xmas and new year!!

The first PsyLit meeting of 2014 will take place on Friday January 10th, 2-3pm in Room 104 on the first floor of the Arts Building at the University of Birmingham.

 For the first meeting there will be a 20 minute paper by Gemma King entitled ‘Repressed Modernism: The Disparities of Freud’s Literary Theory, Criticism, and Practice’. Discussion will follow. Reading materials for the session will be:

Virginia Woolf ‘Character in Fiction’, 1924, in Virginia Woolf Selected Essays, ed. by David Bradshaw (OUP, 2008), pp. 37-54.

Sigmund Freud, ‘Some Character-Types met with in Psycho-Analytic Work’, 1916, in James Strachey (ed. and trans.)The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIV (1914-1916): On the History of the Psychoanalytic Movement, Papers on Metapsychology and Other Works (London:Vintage, 2001), 309-36 (pp. 309-15)

Dates for your diaries:

Friday January 10th, 2-3pm. Gemma King (University of Birmingham)Monday February 10th, 2-3pm Dr Jan Campbell

We look forward to seeing you there,
Matt Geary, Rosie Reynolds and Oliver Penny

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Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines Research Network – University of Warwick – 14 Nov, 2013

Dorothee Bonnigal Katz 
‘The Place of Psychosis in Freudian Metapsychology and Technique: Topographical and Clinical Reflections’

Thurs 14th Nov, 5.00-6.30pm, Ramphal R0.14
University of Warwick

(Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines Research Network)

We warmly invite you to join us for this talk, to be followed by wine and snacks. 

Abstract:
Psychosis occupies a complex and paradoxical place in the Freudian corpus. While Freud explicitly acknowledges that the psychoanalytic technique he develops is not an effective tool in the area of psychosis, he also refers to psychosis in key places in his metapsychology. This presentation offers to explore the pivotal relevance of psychosis in Freudian metapsychology, while accounting for its irrelevance in terms of Freudian technique. More specifically and in the light of concrete clinical illustrations, this discussion will strive to elucidate the place of psychosis within Freud’s first and second topography, as well as its relation to trauma and the somatic sphere.

Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines
Emma Francis
Femke Molekamp
Julie Walsh

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Third Meeting of the UOB PsyLit network: Friday November 8th, 2-3pm

The next UOBPsyLit meeting will be on Friday November 8th, 2-3pm in Arts room 104. Emily Thew (University of Sheffield) will be giving a 20 minute paper entitled ‘Mourning and Melancholia in Peter Carey’s Chemistry of Tears’. An open discussion will follow the paper.

Texts to be read and discussed for this session:

Peter Carey – Chemistry of Tears
Sigmund Freud – Mourning and Melancholia

We welcome staff and students both at Birmingham and further afield who are either working on, or interested in, literature and psychoanalysis.

If you would like to attend future PsyLit meetings or would like more information, please email Matt Geary, Rosie Reynolds and Oliver Penny at uob-psylit@contacts.bham.ac.uk. You can stay up to date by following us on Twitter (@uob_psylit) or WordPress (http://uobpsylit.wordpress.com/).

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Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines – Warwick University

There is now a new psychoanalysis network at Warwick University called Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines. PsyLit hopes to forge a collaborative relationship with this exciting new venture and we encourage all PsyLit members to attend!

All information on Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines is below:

Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines is an Institute of Advanced Study research network designed to bring together researchers and practitioners at Warwick and elsewhere whose work draws on any aspect of psychoanalysis.

We are keen to establish possibilities for internal and external collaborations across different disciplines and to contribute to current debates on the place of psychoanalysis in the academic, cultural, and clinical fields. We welcome communication from those who would like to contribute to and draw from the network.

This term our activities are organised under the broad themes of Psychosis, Trauma, and the Body. Please email us if you would like to be included in our network list and receive notification of our events (psychoanalysis@warwick.ac.uk)

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/current/networks/psychoanalysis

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Facebook Page for PsyLit

A new facebook page has been launched for the UOB PsyLit group.

Go to the link below for more information and to confirm your attendance to future PsyLit meetings.

https://www.facebook.com/events/547484675322917/

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