CFAR Annual Conference
Harm, Abuse & Betrayal
10.00 am – 5.00pm (registration from 9.30 am)
Venue: Room 421, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, WC1
(Zoom attendance is also available)
Speakers include Katherine Angel, Devorah Baum,
Darian Leader, Jamieson Webster
Harm, abuse and betrayal are three forms of violence that may be experienced as fused, as separate or as interlinked together. A patient might describe receiving acute physical harm yet what matters more may be how a witness failed to intervene. Both action and non-action can constitute violence, just as harm may be directed both to and away from the self. What shapes these forces, and how are they connected to the loyalties that are forged in our early childhoods? How do these then function later in life, in the unions and partnerships that we might commit to or seek to avoid?
|10:00 am – 10:15 am||Welcome & Introduction||Anne Worthington (CFAR)|
Chair: Anouchka Grose (CFAR)
10:15 am – 12:30 pm
|The camera goes off: what does sexual violence look like?||Katherine Angel
Author of ‘Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again’ (Verso, 2021), ‘Daddy Issues’ (Peninsula Press, 2019), and Unmastered: ‘A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell’ (Penguin, 2012).
|Abuse, Secrets, Marriage||Devorah Baum
Associate Professor in English Literature, University of Southampton, broadcaster and author of ‘Feeling Jewish’ (Yale 2018) and ‘‘On Marriage’ (forthcoming).
|12:30 pm – 02:00 pm||Lunch Break|
Chair: Lucia Corti (CFAR)
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
|Sexual Harm||Darian Leader (CFAR)|
|Masturbation Fantasies Redux||Jamieson Webster
Psychoanalyst, New York City, Professor at The New School for Social Research. Her books include ‘Conversion Disorder’ (Columbia, 2018) and ‘Disorganisation and Sex’ (Divided, 2022).
Chair: Luca Bosetti (CFAR)
04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
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