July 10, 2018

On the Relation Between the Universal and the Singular in the Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis.

Begin with an individual, and before you know it you find that you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find that you have created – nothing. That is because we are all queer fish, queerer behind our faces and voices than we want anyone to know or than we know ourselves […]

July 10, 2018

Reviews: Freud in Cambridge. John Forrester and Laura Cameron. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. 2017. 695pp. ISBN 978-0- 521-86190-8. Psychoanalysis in Britain, 1893-1913: Histories and Historiography. Philip Kuhn. Lexington Books: London and New York. 2017. 444pp. ISBN 978-1-498-50522-2.

This review is dedicated to the memory of John Forrester (1949 – 2015).  On February 10, 1958, Mervyn Jones visited his father Ernest Jones in University College Hospital London, for what would be the final time. Now aged 79, Jones was incurably ill with liver cancer, bed bound and delirious with pain. Occasionally lapsing into […]

July 10, 2018


Over 11 and 12 March 2017, The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis hosted a conference, in partnership with the Freud Museum London, entitled ‘Transgender, Gender & Psychoanalysis.’ It ran alongside an extraordinary range of events, including an art exhibition organised and put together by a highly dedicated group of Site trainees. These events were conceived as […]

December 3, 2013

Whose Drive Is It Anyway? Aristotle and Freud on Tragedy and Trauma

‘I never thought this would happen to me’ is a common sentiment heard from the recently traumatised. Invoking shock and surprise, the traumatised tirelessly underscore the unexpectedness of the fate that has befallen them, appealing to what is familiar as the language of tragedy: a catastrophe has turned life upside-down. Those suffering from traumatism – or […]