Site member Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz will be presenting a paper on Thursday 14th November at the Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines Speaker Programme at The University of Warwick.
Her paper, ‘The Place of Psychosis in Freudian Metapsychology and Technique: Topographical and Clinical Reflections’ deals with the complex and paradoxical place psychosis occupies within the Freudian corpus.
While Freud explicitly acknowledges that the psychoanalytic technique he develops is not an effective tool in the area of psychosis, he also refers to psychosis in key places in his metapsychology. Dorothée’s presentation offers to explore the pivotal relevance of psychosis in Freudian metapsychology, while accounting for its irrelevance in terms of Freudian technique. More specifically and in the light of concrete clinical illustrations, her discussion will strive to elucidate the place of psychosis within Freud’s first and second topography, as well as its relation to trauma and the somatic sphere.
Psychoanalysis Across the Disciplines is a network hosted by the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick and is convened by Site trainee, Julie Walsh.
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