As part of its ‘Clinical Site’ series,
The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis presents
Thursday 21st January 2021
19:30 – 21:00 BST
Life, Death and Psychoanalysis in Shadow of the Pandemic –
A talk by Josh Cohen
In this lecture Josh Cohen will explore the concept of the death drive in the light of the current pandemic. From our consulting rooms, psychoanalysts are experiencing the diverse effects of the compression of our patient’s (and our own) lives into increasingly tight physical and psychic spaces. Under these conditions, it can be very difficult to discern if the life drive or the death drive is at work. What is at stake in this apparent confusion of the drives?
About Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen is a psychoanalyst in private practice and Professor of Literary Theory at Goldsmiths University of London. He is the author of many books and articles on modern literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis, including How to Read Freud, The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark, and Not Working: Why We Have to Stop. His new book, How to Live. What to Do: In Search of Ourselves in Life and Literature will be out in February.
Tickets for this event cost £15; £12 for Site members and £10 for Site trainees and are available on Eventbrite. See link below