Unseen City: Travelling Psychoanalysis and the Urban Poor

Thursday 16 February 2017, 6.00PM

Speaker: Professor Ankhi Mukherjee (University of Oxford)

This lecture examines the institution of Freudian psychoanalysis in an international frame, with reference to its inadequate engagement with urban poverty, as seen in the specific context of global cities in India. Using case studies, it will discuss literary and aesthetic representations of poverty in relation to India's psychoanalytic and psychiatric culture, as that culture is manifested in public attitudes toward the psychic life of the poor. The lecture presents research from the India chapter of Professor Mukherjee's third monograph, The Psychic Life of the Poor: A City Unseen in Mumbai, London, and New York

Ankhi Mukherjee is Professor in the Faculty of English and a Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford

Unseen City Lecture Poster

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Admission: Free and open to all