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Symposium on the Unconscious

Starts: 29 May 2012

Tuesday 29th May 2012, 9.30-17.00, Room 0.85 (Glamorgan Building)

University Graduate College Sponsored Event, Inter-disciplinary Psychosocial Seminar Series

About the Symposium

This public symposium is specifically concerned with how Freud’s theoretical subversion, whose central tenet is the subject’s predominantly unconscious nature, has been variously understood, theorised and operationalized for the purposes of critical and empirical analysis. Of particular interest is the question of how to conceptualise the relationship between the unconscious, political subjectivity and affect – a question that informs the work of all the psychoanalytically informed speakers at this event.


Professor Valerie Walkerdine (SOCSI, Cardiff University): ‘Post-Lacanian thinking and social research: history, geography, past and future’

Dr Derek Hook (Birkbeck College, University of London) and Calum Neill: '‘The logic of fantasy: Comments on Lacan’s Seminar XIV’

Dr Fabio Vighi (EUROP, Cardiff University):‘I think where I am not: the unconscious in theory and practice’

Roundtable panel discussion: The unconscious and socio-political transformation


The symposium will be held in Room 0.85 of Glamorgan building, Cardiff University. This building is located in King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3WA.


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Symposium on the Unconscious


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Open To: Staff and Students