November 8, 2020

Review: Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community edited by Barry Sheils and Julie Walsh, Palgrave Macmillan 2017 ISBN 978-3-319-63828-7 Andie Newman

This book offers readers a wonderful invitation to re-explore two of Freud’s most significant papers, On Narcissism: an Introduction (1914) and Mourning and Melancholia (1917 [1915]). The book’s chapters provide diverse pathways which weave us both back into an intimacy with the texts, and out and beyond the theoretical sphere – into the social – […]

July 10, 2018

Towards a Laingian Theory

We do not need theories so much as the experience that is the source of the theory (Laing 1990: 15). This was the starting point for the paper I wrote in 2009 as part of my training at The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I had recently encountered Laing for the first time and had been […]