Vicissitudes. Histories and Destinies of Psychoanalysis - Now Available!

Tuesday 12 February 2013

We are delighted to announce the publication of the latest title in the Institute's series 'igrs books': Vicissitudes. Histories and Destinies of Psychoanalysis, edited by Sahron Kivland and Naomi Segal (£25.00).

Academics, analysts and artists are gathered together in this illustrated volume, which celebrates the culmination of a two-year project at The Institute of Modern Languages Research to discover and debate current issues in psychoanalysis in the arts and humanities across five language-fields in Europe and beyond. The twenty-four essays include surveys of psychoanalytic thought in areas speaking French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish; the work of eight artists, ranging from found objects in Marseilles or the figure of Gradiva on a manhole cover to the life of Le Corbusier, the lightest object in the world and words on a glass wall; and eight academic essays, including studies of humour in child therapy, Freud in Argentina, sibling trauma in the Schreber family and psychoanalysis in the university curriculum.

Further details
Copies are available through all good booksellers and direct from the Institute.