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As part of its 'Sitegeist Talks' series, The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis presents

Proust & Psychoanalysis:
A conversation between Jane Haynes and Christopher Prendergast


Jane Haynes met Christopher Prendergast after they were both invited to speak by the Royal Society of Literature on ‘What’s so great about Proust’ in 2010. They have continued a dialogue ever since. Jane’s interest in Proust was a later-life discovery, having spent most of it imagining him to be a bore. Regrettably, she has only read Proust in translation. Now he exists for Jane - along with RD Laing, Bowlby and Shakespeare - as a welcome internal consultant. Christopher Prendergast is a leading Proust scholar, the general editor of the 2002 Penguin translation of Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu.

Jane Haynes originally trained as an actor at the Royal Court Theatre, but after reading The Divided Self and working with R.D. Laing at Kingsley Hall, she trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst before becoming a founder member of The SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She has published several books of which the latest are Doctors Dissected (with Dr Martin Scurr, 2015) and her memoir, If I Chance to Talk A Little Wild (2018) both published by Quartet Books. For 10 years, Jane was an independent consultant to the Eastern European Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She runs a practice in Marylebone with her daughter.

Christopher Prendergast is Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and Fellow of the British Academy. He is formerly the editor of the Penguin translation of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu, published in 2002, and the author of Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic, published in 2013. His latest book, Counterfactuals: Paths of the Might Have Been is due out in 2019. He is currently working on a book to be called Living and Dying with Marcel Proust.


Tickets cost £12 and include a glass of wine or a soft drink.

A concessionary rate of £9 is available for students and the unwaged. To access, use the code 'Concession'

If you have any questions, please contact The Site administrator: siteenquiries2015@gmail.com


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Sitegeist: A Journal of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy is published by The Site twice a year. It is free to members and trainees of The Site and back issues can be read free here: http://www.the-site.org.uk/

If you would like to contribute to a future issue, or would like to purchase a paper copy, please contact The Site administrator at siteenquiries2015@gmail.com



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