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Remembering, Repeating and Working Through

Wednesday 2 June 2021, 3.00PM

This last seminar of the series will discuss Freud's paper 'Remembering, Repeating and Working Through' from The Penguin Freud Reader by Adam Phillips.

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).  His most recent books are Unforbidden Pleasures (Penguin, 2015), In Writing (Penguin 2017), and Attention Seeking (Penguin, 2019). His most recent books are Unforbidden Pleasures (Penguin, 2015), In Writing (Penguin 2017), Attention Seeking (Penguin, 2019) and On Wanting to Change (Penguin, 2021).

Adam Phillips Summer Term seminar text (PDF , 662kb) 

Please note, places on this seminar are limited to 20, for undergraduates, postgraduates and staff of the University of York.  Please email Helen Barrett at if you would like to attend.

Seminar recording: 
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Location: Online by Zoom