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Eternal Recurrence and the Unconscious: The Question of Fate in Psychoanaly...

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One Day Symposium

The Eternal Recurrence is Nietzsche’s myth of the eternal return, the return of the same. In psychoanalysis we encounter a similar fate. The analysand brings his symptom again and again, unaware of the deceit that sustains his suffering. The return of the repressed, the return of the drive, the return of desire, all feature in the landscape of the psychoanalytic mythos. In this symposium we will be considering the fateful crossing of the psychoanalytic project with Nietzsche’s demon. Can psychoanalysis create a potential space against the domination of fate?

This symposium brings together eminent scholars and practitioners from philosophy, cultural studies, film theory and psychoanalysis to discuss these intricate questions. Reflecting on mythological, philosophical, cultural and metaphysical versions of what returns over and over again, the speakers will offer provocative insights on the topic with important implications for psychoanalytic theory and practice.

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Sebastian Gardner (Biog)
Figures of Thought and Unconscious Configurations in Nietzsche and Freud (Abstract)

Dany Nobus (Biog)
Freud’s Nietzsche: Eternal Recurrence, Symptomatic Acts and the Practice of Gift-Giving. (Abstract)

Gwion Jones (Biog)
Eternal Recurrence: An obsessional nightmare?(Abstract)

Elisabeth Hughes (Biog)
Fate in Mythology and Culture: Norns, Moirai and Freud’s ‘Three Caskets’ (Abstract)

Antonios Vadolas (Biog)
The Fatal Gaze of Orpheus: Reversing the Irreversible (Abstract)

Mary Wild (Biog)
Cinematic repetition in The Duke of Burgundy and Paterson (Abstract)

Mike Figgis (Biog)
in conversation with Lesley Caldwell (Biog) (Abstract)

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