Part One: Trauma and the Confusion of Tongues
2 June 2019
Part Two: The Psychic Life of Fragments. On Psychic Splitting
7 July 2019
Our research fellow Raluca will be running these two one-day courses on the work of Ferenczi at the Freud Museum in London at the start of the summer.
For more information, visit the Freud Museum page for Trauma and the Confusion of Tongues or The Psychic Life of Fragments.
To book for the courses, click on the images below.
Committed to the End: On Care Work and Rereading
Professor Elizabeth Freeman (University of California, Davis)
B01 Clore Management Centre
18.00 – 20.00
Friday, 24 May 2019
Professor Elizabeth Freeman – a leading queer theorist and author of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories – will be giving a lecture on the intersections between the spatiotemporalities of domestic fiction, re-reading and care taking at Birkbeck on 24 May, 2019.
The is a free event but booking is required via the Eventbrite page. Tickets are limited so sign up quickly.
For full details please visit the Birkbeck website.
Krapp’s Last Tape performances at Exeter University
Birks Grange 19 March 2019
Lopes Hall 20 March 2019
Hard to believe I was ever that young whelp. The voice! Jesus! And the aspirations! And the resolutions!
In March 2019, we staged two performances of Philip Robinson’s remarkable living room production of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, directed by Polly Whitfield. The performances took place in public spaces in student accommodation for small audiences of seven first-year BA students.
Our objective – aside from introducing students to this remarkable, funny, harrowing play about time and identity – was to begin a consultation with students about a potential longitudinal study, inspired by Krapp’s tape-recorded memoir.
We had very rich discussions with our students about how this project could develop. Although currently on hold because of Covid-19, we hope to launch an online platform where students can record a yearly update on their life, and listen to previous years’ entries, and continue to do this throughout their time at Exeter and beyond.
We also massively recommend Philip Robinson’s intimate living room theatre one-man shows to anyone and everyone.
The Psychosocial – Reflections and Developments
The Association of Psychosocial Studies ‘Reading’ Conference
Birkbeck, University of London
16 – 17 May, 2019
The Waiting Times team will be contributing to this two-day conference exploring the development of the psychosocial field of studies.
The conference will have reading sessions in the morning, with groups of no more than 20 participants. In the afternoon, delegates will come together in larger groups for discussion workshops.
For full details of the programme for the two days, including a complete list of the reading sessions, and to book tickets, please visit the conference Eventbrite page.
We’ll be taking part in the afternoon workshops on 17 May. Hope to see you there.
Our PI Lisa Baraitser is presenting at this international conference at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht on 7 May, 2019.
The conference – the third organised by the Concerning Maternity network – explores the lived experience of pregnant and maternal subjectivity. It will bring together writers, mothers, midwives, and academics in midwifery theory, philosophy, care-ethics, and psychosocial theory.
For more information on speakers and booking fees, please visit the conference webpage.
Registration closes 1 May 2019.
Our research fellow Raluca Soreanu is giving a plenary talk at the 11th Meeting of the International Society of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy.
Raluca will be talking on ‘Truth, Utopia and the Figure of the Child: A Ferenczian View.’ The meeting will be in Stockholm from 2-4 May, 2019.
For more information, visit the ISPP website.
Our PI Lisa Baraitser is contributing to this three-day Berlin event as part of the Technosphere research project exploring the dilemma of global technology and identity.
The event is taking place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. For more info visit the Life Forms website.