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[Past Event] Women in Psychoanalysis and Culture: Desire, Fantasy, and Textuality

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Event details




9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

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Stillpoint Spaces London, 23 Clerkenwell Close
London, EC1R 0AA

A portrait of women and the imaginary in film and photography.


In this women-only workshop with Claudia Celadon, we will read and discuss psychoanalytic and philosophical texts in order to investigate the depiction of women in photography and film.


Using Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams (1900, chapters II and VI), and The Lyotard Reader (Andrew Benjamin 1989 edition, chapter 2), we will explore desire and linguistics in their relation to the representation of women in the imaginary world of films and photographs, and the ambiguous relationship here between appearance and reality.


This workshop is open for all those identifying as a woman. This is not a clinical or therapeutic group, but CPD certificates will be available. Previous knowledge of psychoanalytic theory is not necessary but advisable.



Pre-workshop reading:


The Interpretation of Dreams Freud, S. 1900 - chapters II and VI

The Lyotard Reader - ed. Andrew Benjamin 1989 - chapter 2


This event is the first in a series of shorter workshops with Claudia. At each workshop we will use texts to create a psychoanalytical inquiry into the depiction of women in photography and films. More info coming soon.



CLAUDIA CELADON is a psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, lecturer, and training facilitator. Originally from Brazil, Claudia has been working clinically in the UK and in Brazil for the past 30 years. She has always been interested in the history of psychoanalysis and how it developed, feminist culture and modern and post-modern philosophy. Claudia is also interested in psychoanalysis as a cultural phenomenon, how it can help inform interpretations of the use of imagery in films and photography, specifically in the depiction of women which arise from their social definition. One of Claudia’s main areas of research is the use of language, both spoken and representational, in the clinical setting and in art and films.




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