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Conversion Hysteria 4: Believe It Or Not

Wednesday 23 November 2016, 5.15PM

Speaker(s): Visiting Professor Adam Phillips, Writer and Psychoanalyst

Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst as well as one of the most influential essayists and thinkers writing today. The Irish novelist John Banville has him as 'one of the finest prose stylists in the language, an Emerson of our time'.  Adam has been Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature since 2006.  He is the General Editor of the Penguin Freud, and author of more than 16 books of essays and studies from On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored (1993) to Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (2014) and his most recent book Unforbidden Pleasures (Penguin, 2015). He is currently co-curator (with Judith Clark), of an exhibition entitled The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, which runs from  13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017.

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Campus West

Admission: This lecture is open to all; no booking or admission fee required.