|21 Nov 2014||All day||SG1&2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road|
Conference fee: £5 includes lunch, tea/coffee
Deadline: 20 November 2014
Freud for many years explored his fantasy of Rome before visiting the city; for many years, archaeology was a dominant metaphor for the process of psychoanalysis; Freud's love of antiquity filled his cultural imagination. How, then, is Freud's Rome to be understood? This one day conference brings together five experts on the history of psychoanalysis from very different perspectives: from within the field of psychoanalysis and the history of science; from within art history and the history of the visual imagination; from within literary criticism and its engagement with psychoanalysis; from intellectual history and Freud's roots in German culture; and from within Classics and the institutions of classical learning. These five papers will receive five commentaries from further distinguished scholars and general discussion.
For adminitsrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.
Respondent: Dr Katie Fleming (Queen Mary, London).
Respondent: Dr Carrie Vout (Cambridge)
Respondent: Professor Daniel Pick (Birkbeck, London)
Respondent: Dr Ian Patterson (Cambridge)
Respondent: Dr David Hillman (Cambridge)