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11:30 - 17:30 12 September 2015

Conversations between Bloomsbury & Psychoanalysis: mutual influence or incomprehension?


Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £35, £25 registered students, free to UCL staff & students
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Professor Sally Alexander, Goldsmiths College London
Professor Fuhito Endo, Seikei University Tokyo
Dee McQuillan, University College London
Professor Kunio Shin, Tsuda College Tokyo
Helen Tyson, Queen Mary University London

In histories of modernist literature and psychoanalysis in Britain, few topics have been as much discussed and mythologised as the relations between Bloomsbury and Psychoanalysis. This conference reexamines the meeting point between psychoanalysis and the Bloomsbury group, and the tensions and contradictions that occur when such large appellations are linked. The topic has been approached from an array of perspectives, ranging from gender studies, discourses of modernism to literary history. However, the first hand testimony of figures, such as James Strachey and Virginia Woolf, is often as odds with the considered views of subsequent critics and theorists. Literary scholars and historians will bring to bear new research and fresh perspectives on this intersection and discuss the possibilities of a new understanding of the relations between Bloomsbury and Psychoanalysis.


Professor Sonu Shamdasani
+44 (0)20 3108 1331 | s.shamdasani@ucl.ac.uk


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