Media and the Inner World

The University as Transitional Space

Starts: June 18 @ 4:00pm

Ends: June 29 @ 6:00pm

Address: East Building Room EBG014
University of East London

Discussion Points:

1. Is there such a thing as a psychoanalytic classroom/psychoanalytic university?
2. How is psychoanalysis taught in the university context: process versus content; the university as a ‘good enough’ environment; teaching psychoanalysis as providing a space for not knowing; who is ‘qualified’ to do this?
3. Is it possible to provide a space for ‘play’ in the university setting? How does this affect the quality of learning?
4. How much does the university of setting override the notion of the teacher (the one who brings facts)? What are the tensions between the clinic and the classroom?
5. How can we approach the idea of clinical ‘purism’ – the suggestion that psychoanalysis must be kept out of the university in order to survive?
6. (How) do universities allow us to ‘learn from experience’ (Bion)?
7. How do we experience the space of the university and its practices and what does this mean in terms of its potential as a transitional space?
8. How do we bring practices from further afield into the university setting? What are the transformational possibilities at stake here?

Speakers included:

Prof. Rosalind Gill,
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis
Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King’s College London

Steven Groarke,
Roehampton University,
Trainee Psycho-Analyst, British Psycho-Analytical Society

Paul Sutton,
Head of Media, Film, Language and Director of Creative Futures
Roehampton University

Chair: Darren Ellis,
Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, University of East London

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