Finding, Receiving and Recognising the Absent

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 3.00PM

Adam Phillips' Spring Term seminar will discuss 'Finding, receiving and recognising the absent' from Frontiers in Psychoanalysis: Between the Dream and Psychic Pain by J. B. Pontalis. 

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).

Finding, Receiving and Recognizing the Absent (PDF , 1,490kb)

Location: Seminar Room BS/007, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus

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