CFAR Annual Conference
Vivien Burgoyne Memorial
WHO AM I? PSYCHOANALYSIS AND IDENTITY
10:00 am – 05:45 pm (registration from 09:30 am)
(For Zoom – please book before Friday 30 June 2023 10:00 am. Please notify us if your booking is for an online place)
Venue: Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX
Speakers include: Bice Benvenuto, Bettina Bergo, Julia Borossa, Bernard Burgoyne, Lucia Corti, Patricia Gherovici, Caroline Rooney
Questions of identity are complex, raising the issues of common sense and desire, of passion and injustice, and of the individual’s relation to the social bond. How do social relations change – if they do – or generate – if they do – a true identity? Between a perception that you have of yourself and the perceptions that others have of you, there will be a gap, a margin that psychoanalysis offers to explore and map out its consequences. How do perceptions of identity and difference generate conflict in all areas of human life, from love to politics and everyday social life?
|10:00 am – 10:10 am||Welcome & Introduction||Anne Worthington (Chair, CFAR)|
10:10 am – 11:00 am
Chair: Anne Worthington
|Individual and Society: Vivien’s Central Questions||Bernard Burgoyne|
|11:00 am – 11:30 am||Coffee|
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chair: Gwion Jones
|Discussions on Pain and Love
(a) on Alain Badiou
(b) on André Green and Gregorio Kohon
|Lucia Corti and Bernard Burgoyne|
|Discussion on Psychoanalysis and Social Change:
(c) Co-Existence and Community – 15 Years On
|Julia Borossa and Caroline Rooney|
12:30 pm – 01:15 pm
Chair: Astrid Gessert
|You are … towardness.
From the cloister to the agora of F. Dolto, and still farther
|01:15 pm – 02:15 pm||Lunch|
02:15 pm – 03:15 pm
Chair: Darian Leader
|Embodiment: The Body Written||Patricia Gherovici
|03:15 pm – 03:45 pm||Tea Break|
03:45 pm – 04:45 pm
Chair: Bernard Burgoyne
|From Anxiety in Philosophy, to Anxiety in Political Life:
Persons and Groups – Affects and Forces.
(Professor of Philosophy, University of Montreal)
04:45 pm – 05:45 pm
Chair: Berjanet Jazani
|Panel||Bice Benvenuto, Bettina Bergo, Julia Borossa, Bernard Burgoyne, Lucia Corti, Patricia Gherovici and Caroline Rooney|
[A] Background to the Discussions:
- Alain Badiou: Eloge de l’Amour, Café Voltaire: Flammarion (2009).
- André Green: To love or not to love: Eros and Eris, and Gregorio Kohon: Love in a time of madness, in Green and Kohon: Love and its Vicissitudes, Routledge (2005).
- Julia Borossa and Ivan Ward (Eds.): Psychoanalysis, Fascism and Fundamentalism, Edinburgh University Press (2009).
[B] The second of Vivien’s three questions is:
“What does it mean to talk about a ‘good’ or a ‘moral’ life, given our capacity for denial and
[C] Vivien’s two 1987 papers were published as:
Vivien Bar: Introduction [pp. vii-xvii] to Dorothy Dinnerstein (; 1987): The Rocking of the
Cradle and the Ruling of the World, London, The Women’s Press; and
Vivien Bar: “Change in Women” [pp. 214-258], in Sheila Ernst and Marie Maguire (Eds.): (1987)
Living with the Sphinx: Papers from the Women’s Therapy Centre, London, The Women’s Press.
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