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

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Event details




6:00 am - 7:30 am EDT

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

A series of reading groups investigating the depiction of women in photography and film.


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


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. To get the most out of this event it is advised that you attend all sessions if possible.




13th July

3rd August

7th September 


Sessions will run from 11am to 12:30pm. 


Recommended reading:


Please note that reading these texts before the series is not compulsory – the Saturday workshops will be interactive and we will decide as a group which texts we focus on and draw from as we go along.


Strangers to Ourselves – Kristeva, Julia 1991 Chapter 1

The Uncanny – Freud, S. 1919

On Dreams – Freud, S. 1901

Representing the Woman: Cinema & Psychoanalysis – Cowie, Elizabeth 1997, Chapter 7 (Figuring the Fetish)


This series comes after a longer workshop with Claudia on Saturday 1st June, 2019. More info & tickets here.



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.


Accessibility: At Stillpoint Spaces our aim is to make our events as accessible as possible. However, the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells. Do let us know in advance any issues affecting your accessibility & we will do our very best to accommodate you. 


Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture/workshop are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces London. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend.  


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