Freud Museum London: Psychoanalysis Podcasts A treasure trove of ideas in psychoanalysis, exploring its history and theory, and bringing psychoanalytic perspectives to bear on a diverse range of topics. Freud Museum website: www.freud.org.uk

July 21, 2011  

The poet Ruth Padel went to the conference "What Is an Object?" in February 2011 and was so enthralled she had to go home in the middle to write this poem about the Museum. It will be published in her next poetry collection The Mara Crossing (Chatto & Windus 2012), which is about migration from cells to souls: birds, whales, butterflies, people - and psychological displacement.

July 17, 2011  

Day Conference, Sunday 3 July at the Anna Freud Centre

A day of talks and discussion exploring the links between these three great cultural phenomena, and the lessons that can be learned for the 'post-modern' age of today.

This is the final of the six podcasts highlighting the talks and discussions that took place during the day conference and is a video presentation by Tom Keve.

Tom Keve is a scientist and fellow of the Institute of Physics. Born in Budapest, he came to England as a refugee in 1956 and has since travelled widely in the United States, Holland and France. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Triad: The physicists, the analysts, the kabbalists (2000) in which he brings together several of his fields of research - quantum physics, psychoanalysis, Central European Jewish history and kabbalah – into a single factual work.

July 17, 2011  

Day Conference, Sunday 3 July at the Anna Freud Centre

A day of talks and discussion exploring the links between these three great cultural phenomena, and the lessons that can be learned for the 'post-modern' age of today.

This is the fifth of six podcasts highlighting the talks and discussions that took place during the day conference.

Podcast 5:

Jay Geller "A State within a State": Freud's Disavowal of Antisemitism (abstract)

Jay Geller is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Culture at Vanderbilt University, former Fulbright/Sigmund Freud Society Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis (Vienna), and currently Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations (Cambridge, UK). He is the author of On Freud’s Jewish Body: Mitigating Circumcisions (Fordham, 2007) and The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity (Fordham, June 2011). He also co-edited Reading Freud’s Reading (NYU, 1994), a collection that grew out of an NEH Summer Seminar conducted at the Freud Museum.

July 17, 2011  

Day Conference, Sunday 3 July at the Anna Freud Centre

A day of talks and discussion exploring the links between these three great cultural phenomena, and the lessons that can be learned for the 'post-modern' age of today.

This is the fourth of six podcasts highlighting the talks and discussions that took place during the day conference.

Podcast 4:

Vic Seidler Embodying psychoanalysis: Masculinities, Judaism and the crisis of modernity.

Vic Seidler's abstract: This paper will explore some of the complexities in the relationship between judaism and psychoanalysis and the ways they frame a questioning of Enlightenment modernities constructed around gendered notions of a rational self. Through exploring how a recognition of bodies and processes of embodiment have been tied up with dominant notions of European masculinities we learn to think in different terms about bodies and emotional lives as sources of knowledge and learn to imagine different layers of embodied experience and identities.

July 17, 2011  

Day Conference, Sunday 3 July at the Anna Freud Centre

A day of talks and discussion exploring the links between these three great cultural phenomena, and the lessons that can be learned for the 'post-modern' age of today.

This is the third of six podcasts highlighting the talks and discussions that took place during the day conference.

Podcast 3: Stephen Frosh Psychosocial textuality: Religious identities and textual constructions.

Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of many books on psychoanalysis and social theory, including Hate and the Jewish Science: Anti-Semitism, Nazism and Psychoanalysis (2005), The politics of psychoanalysis (1999), and Psychoanalysis outside the Clinic: Interventions in Psychosocial Studies (2010). His latest book Feelings (2011) is published by Routledge.

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July 17, 2011  

Day Conference, Sunday 3 July at the Anna Freud Centre

A day of talks and discussion exploring the links between these three great cultural phenomena, and the lessons that can be learned for the 'post-modern' age of today.

This is the second of six podcasts highlighting the talks and discussions that took place during the day conference.

Podcast 2:

Judit Szekacs and Tom Keve Golem et al

Judit Szekacs and Tom Keve's abstract: Created out of river mud by mediaeval Rabbis and mystically brought to life by them in order to serve, the Golem has metamorphosed more than once. First myth, then tradition, it became an inspiration to the arts and transmuted itself into a symbol - a metaphor for the individual’s need to control the external world, as well as for his quest for autonomy, identity and protection. It symbolises our mystical past as well our technologically dominated future. It is slave. It is protector. It is shorthand for the creative drive and for both the constructive and destructive aspects of human creation; therefore especially relevant in the 21st century.

In our presentations we will discuss historical-cultural aspects of the GOLEM (Tom Keve) and psychoanalytical-clinical dimensions of it.

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July 17, 2011  

PSYCHOANALYSIS, JUDAISM AND MODERNITY Day Conference, Sunday 3 July at the Anna Freud Centre

A day of talks and discussion exploring the links between these three great cultural phenomena, and the lessons that can be learned for the 'post-modern' age of today.

This is the first of six podcasts highlighting the talks and discussions that took place during the day conference.

Podcast 1:

Devorah Baum Psychoanalysis, Judaism, and the broken promise of modernity.

Devorah Baum's abstract: Psychoanalysis has been at the centre of our most ‘modern’ ways of thinking, yet it has frequently been haunted by the issue of its own ancestry in the form of a certain ‘Jewish question’. This paper will suggest that psychoanalysis is as sceptical as it is constitutive of modernity by reflecting on a number of philosophical convergences between Freudian and Jewish hermeneutic traditions. Specifically, I will present a psychoanalytically informed reading of an ancient Talmudic text in which a rabbinic figure of the heretic (the subject who believes he can live outside the law) strikingly resembles that of the modern intellectual.

July 14, 2011  

Freud's Collection: Passion, Loss and Recovery Talk by Dr Janine Burke

On the 23rd June 2011, Dr Janine Burke, a writer who has written widely on Freud’s life and legacy told through his extraordinary art collection and his life-long obsession with acquiring antiquities returned to the Freud Museum to look again at Freud’s collections, and to reflect on the 25th anniversary celebrations. She discussed the Freuds’ flight from Vienna and the arrival of the family and the antiquities in Maresfield Gardens. She also discussed Anna Freud’s role as the inheritor of the collection and who became its worthy curator and guardian until her death.

Janine Burke is the author of The Gods of Freud: Sigmund Freud's Art Collection (2006). She curated An Archaeology of the Mind: Sigmund Freud's Art Collection for Monash University and University of Sydney in 2007-2008. Dr Burke is a research fellow of Monash University.

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