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The Freud Bar: Light and Darkness in Richard Wagner by Dr Mark Berry
Tue 19 January 2016, 19:30 – 22:30 GMT
British Psychoanalytic Association presents The Freud Bar. Mark Berry will discuss Richard Wagner's music.
Speaker: Mark Berry
Discussant: John Lawrence, BPAS Psychoanalyst
Chair: David Morgan, BPA, BPAS & bpf Psychoanalyst
The event will be accompanied by a live soloist!
About the speaker
Dr Mark Berry is Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway College. He read History at the University of Cambridge, continuing there to study for an MPhil and PhD, before being elected in 2001 as a Fellow of Peterhouse, where he remained until 2009, upon his appointment as Lecturer in Music at Royal Holloway. In Cambridge, he was a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, a Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Modern European History, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. He has lectured on subjects ranging from political culture at Louis XIV’s Versailles to European Marxism and music after 1945. His research has tended to draw upon his interests in both History and Music, as well as upon other disciplines, such as Philosophy, Theology, Art and Architectural History, and Literature. Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner’s ‘Ring’ was published by Ashgate in 2006. For his work on Wagner he has received the Prince Consort Prize and the Seeley Medal. He has recently written a number of articles for the Cambridge Wagner Encyclopaedia, published in 2013; they range from short biographical pieces to essays on topics such as 'German History', 'Morality', and 'Politics'. Dr Berry is also co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Wagner's 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'.