Thursday 16 February 2017, 6.00PM
Professor Ankhi Mukherjee (University of Oxford) will examine the institution of Freudian psychoanalysis in an international frame, with specific reference to its inadequate engagement with urban poverty, as seen in the specific context of global cities in India. Using case studies, Professor Mukherjee 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.
This free event has been organised by the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH). Please email CGHH with any enquiries.
Admission: Free and open to all
Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York