Conference Announcement: PSYCHOANALYSIS, MONEY AND THE ECONOMY

A major international conference 2-4 July, 2010
supported by Birkbeck College, University of London and the Australian Research Council

This conference aims to explore all aspects of the relationship between psychoanalysis, money and the economy, and the many meanings of money in psycho-social life.

FRIDAY 2ND JULY (EVENING) – SUNDAY 4TH JULY

AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS INCLUDES

  • BRUCE FINK (Lacanian psychoanalyst and Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University)
  • ETIENNE BALIBAR (Emeritus Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of Paris 10 Nanterre. Co-author of Reading Capital (with Louis Althusser) and author of The Philosophy of Marx (1995).
  • BERNARD STEIGLER (Philosopher and Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris)
  • JEAN-JOSEPH GOUX (L.H. Favrot Professor in the Department of French Studies at Rice University, Texas)
  • RENATA SALECI  (Centennial Professor at the Department of Law at the London School of Economics)
  • ZYGMUNT BAUMAN (Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Leeds and Warsaw)

and many more

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS WITH

  • VINCE CABLE M.P.
  • GILLIAN TETT (FINANCIAL JOURNALIST)
  • SUSIE ORBACH (PSYCHOANALYST AND AUTHOR)
  • OLIVER JAMES (PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR)
  • ANDREW SAMUELS (JUNGIAN ANALYST)
  • GERALD DAVIDSON (WRITER AND PERFORMER)

OVER 30 PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION PANELS ON
FINANCIAL CRISES AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MONEY • ANXIETY AND ECONOMIC CRISIS • /HOMO PSYCHOLOGICUS/ IN THE MARKET PLACE • MARKETS AS SUBJECTS • MONEY IN THE CONSULTING ROOM • MONEY AND MASCULINITY • FINANCE, FETISHISM AND /JOUISSANCE/ • MONEY AND MELANCHOLIA • /HOMO OECONOMICUS/ ON THE COUCH

convened by David Bennett (University of Melbourne) for The Freud Museum, London
with Ivan Ward (Director of Education, Freud Museum)

Registration: £145 / £105 (Full conference) – includes lunch and refreshments

Day tickets also available.

FOR CURRENT PROGRAMME AND ONLINE BOOKING PLEASE GO TO THE FREUD MUSEUM WEBSITE:
http://freud.org.uk/events/70731/psychoanalysis-money-and-the-economy/

OTHER EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONFERENCE

PRE-CONFERENCE PUBLIC DEBATE
Thursday 1st July 7pm-9pm

“Global financial crisis and the psychology of money” or
“What has psychology got to do with the GFC?”

with Vince Cable M.P., Gillian Tett, Oliver James and Susie Orbach

Tickets for this event will go on sale at the end of May

ANDREW SAMUELS WORKSHOP

Thursday 24 June 8pm

What kind of economic system do we want? – an exploration with psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in mind.

Tickets on sale from the end of May

GERALD DAVIDSON PERFORMANCE PRESENTATION
Thursday 17 June 7pm

Otto Fenichel: Holding Out

1945 : Otto Fenichel, 47 year old intern at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, looks back on the struggles of the Viennese Marxist Freudians.

Performance presentation by actor and researcher Gerald Davidson

Tickets on sale from the end of May

Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX
Tel: +44 (0)20 7435 2002 www.freud.org.uk