“The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” (Discussion, Birkbeck, 30 June 2014)

“The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” – Discussing the Issues Monday 30 June 2014   7.30pm – 9.30pm  Room 532, Birkbeck Main Building (Torrington Square) Barbara Taylor, with David Bell, Stephen Frosh, Rex Haigh and Lynne Segal Chaired by Sasha Roseneil  At this seminar, Barbara Taylor will speak about her recently published Read the full article…

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ (CfP, Conference, 12 May 2014, Queen Mary)

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ Monday 12th May 2014 Queen Mary, University of London. We are interested in work that takes historical perspectives on the various diagnostic categories typified by those of ‘moral insanity’, ‘psychopathy’, and ‘personality disorder’. We are particularly interested in work that helps to put 19th-century developments of ‘psychiatric’ thought in Read the full article…

Invitation to become a Founding Member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies

We are delighted to announce the formal establishment of the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS). The APS has emerged from the Psychosocial Studies Network, which was founded in 2008 and which has since organised annual conferences and a number of other seminars and events, and has hosted a lively JISC mail list, serving to build Read the full article…

Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice (Seminar Series, University of London, 2012-13)

School of Advanced Study, University of London and Institute of English Studies Present Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice Convenors: Jan Campbell (University of Birmingham) and Emma Francis (University of Warwick). This group focuses on psychoanalysis in relation to contemporary debates about sexuality, affect, time, trauma, memory, space, virtual life and the life of objects. We bring Read the full article…