July 10, 2018

Review: Freud in his Time and Ours by Elisabeth Roudinesco, translated by Catherine Porter, Harvard University Press, 2016

There seems to be an enduring appetite for biographies and autobiographies, judging from lists of best-selling books. Perhaps this can be ascribed to our curiosity or, to phrase it even more in the vernacular, nosiness. The latter seems an appropriate term in the context of Freud, whose allegiance to Fleiss and his frankly psychotic theories […]

May 17, 2017


This issue of Sitegeist is dedicated, with a mixture of sadness, gratitude and admiration, to the memory of our friend and colleague Kirsty Hall, who died in May of 2015. Kirsty once mentioned that the word ‘bereavement’ derives from the reevers, medieval raiders who terrorized her native Northumberland. Her death has robbed us of a […]

May 16, 2017

Introduction to Anne-Lise Stern: ‘Be Deported…. and Bear Witness!’ A new translation by Dorothée Bonnigal–Katz

The genesis of this translation lies in the seminars I taught on the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis training in 2012 on the topic of trauma. I was clear that I could not leave uncovered the Shoah or Holocaust, partly simply because of its insistence in the modern world, and also because I have worked with […]

December 3, 2013

Editorial: ‘Can’t we just let the past BE the past’?

The theme of The Site’s last London conference was ‘Psychoanalysis and Class’ (Sitegeist: Number 3, Autumn 2009). All the contributors to the conference spoke of the invisibility, elision, or avoidance of class in the psychoanalytic discourse. Our last conference, at our site in the South West, took the environment as its theme, in a different […]