Chair: Marie-Jose Loncelle-Burris
This book provides a timely exploration and comparison of key concepts in the theories of Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, two thinkers and clinicians whose influence over the development of psychoanalysis in the wake of Freud has been profound and far- reaching. Whilst the centrality of the unconscious is a strong conviction shared by both Klein and Lacan, there are also many differences between the two schools of thought and the clinical work that is produced in each. The purpose of this collection is to take seriously these similarities and differences.
Deeply relevant to both theoretical reflection and clinical work, the New Klein-Lacan Dialogues should make interesting reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, mental health professionals, scholars and all those who wish to know more about these two leading figures in the field of psychoanalysis.
JULIA BOROSSA is the director of the Centre for Psychoanalysis, and of the Post-graduate Programmes in Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University. She is the author of Hysteria (2001) and of numerous articles and book chapters on the history, politics and cultures of psychoanalysis.
CATALINA BRONSTEIN MD is a visiting professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. She is a fellow and training and supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is on the Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.
CLAIRE PAJACZKOWSKA leads a group of doctoral researchers investigating the agency of tacit knowledge in the creative process, at the Royal College of Art, London. Her recent publications include ‘’Sexuality: Psychoanalysis and Visual Culture’’ and ‘’The Sublime Now ‘’ among others.