Media and the Inner World

Past Events

  • Mar 30

    Radio Event #2: Emotion and Symbolic Engagement with Radio

    This was the second event in the MiW Radio series. It was produced by the Media & the Inner World AHRC Research Network, in collaboration with the University of East London, Roehampton University and London Metropolitan University. Jointly organised by Peter Lewis, London Metropolitan University and Hugh Ortega Breton, University of Surrey. Speakers included: Anne […]

    Starts: March 30 @ 5:00pm

    Ends: March 30 @ 6:30pm

    Address: London Metropolitan University

  • Feb 26

    Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture: A Day Symposium

    A one day symposium, held at the Tavistock Clinic. The programme was as follows: Media, Emotion & Sport Michael Brearley (Former England cricket captain; former President of the Institute of Psychoanalysis) Krishnan Guru-Murthy (C4 presenter and broadcaster) Helen Powell (Chair) Senior Lecturer in Media and Advertising, UEL Media Love John Storey (Professor of Cultural Studies, […]

    Starts: February 26 @ 10:00am

    Ends: February 26 @ 6:00pm

    Address: Tavistock Centre

  • Feb 16

    Murder, Madness and Masculinity in Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II

    Media and the Inner World, in association with Em-Lou Productions and the Rose Theatre, Bankside, London presented this event. This was the first performance at the Rose Theatre of Christopher Marlowe’s classic drama Edward II in over 400 years. Speakers included: Peter Darney, Theatre Director, whose credits include the highly acclaimed production of Arden of […]

    Starts: February 16 @ 7:30pm

    Address: The Rose Theatre

  • Jan 14

    Politics, Containment and Contempt

    Political contexts of containment and contempt The terms ‘containment’ and ‘contempt’ resonate at a number of levels in the current context of UK political culture. Here one can cite the loss of political certainty surrounding the UK coalition government and the loss of boundaries that once contained and defined the perimeters of political parties and […]

    Starts: January 14 @ 6:00pm

    Ends: January 14 @ 8:00pm

    Address: The Frontline Club

  • Oct 29

    Remote Control: Psychoanalysis and Television

    Psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, academics and TV insiders came together at this conference to discuss the function and ethics of TV in the modern world and the emotional experience it creates for us. Still the most common form in which images and narratives are transmitted, how does TV work at the level of the psyche and what […]

    Starts: October 29 @ 7:00pm

    Ends: October 30 @ 5:00pm

    Address: Freud Museum
    20 Maresfield Gardens
    London NW3 5SX

  • Oct 13

    Social Networking and Digital Narcissism

    For many, social networking has become a key part of every day life. Some argue that the development of Web2.0 in the form of information sharing and communicating through blogs, facebook, twitter, etc, provides positive new opportunities for playful self expression, creativity, and even self-realisation. Alongside the imaginary potentials of social media for the self […]

    Starts: October 13 @ 6:00pm

    Ends: October 13 @ 8:00pm

    Address: 'New Tube', PhD UK
    The Telephone Exchange
    5 North Crescent
    Chenies Street
    London WC1E 7PH.

  • Oct 08

    Radio Event #1: Engaging Audiences: Radio Journalism and Suffering

    This event was organised in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Film and Audio-Visual Cultures, Roehampton University. It was the first event in our MiW series on Radio. Our speakers introduced research and ideas concerning how radio news journalism ‘works’ to create identifications in the audience with stories of human suffering. Speakers included: Kate […]

    Starts: October 08 @ 5:00pm

    Ends: October 08 @ 6:30pm

    Address: Chapman Hall, Queens Building, Southlands College, Roehampton University

  • Jul 09

    Comedy & Psychoanalysis

    What is the Relationship Between Comedy and Psychoanalysis? Freud, who never returned to the subject after writing his 1905 book on the theory of jokes {..} suggested that “censors” in the mind form powerful, unconscious barriers that make it difficult to think “forbidden” thoughts. But jokes can elude these censors — to create the pleasure […]

    Starts: July 09 @ 2:30pm

    Ends: July 09 @ 4:30pm

    Address: Jermyn Street Theatre
    (Piccadilly Circus) SW1Y 6ST

  • Jun 18

    The University as Transitional Space

    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 […]

    Starts: June 18 @ 4:00pm

    Ends: June 29 @ 6:00pm

    Address: East Building Room EBG014
    University of East London

  • Mar 12

    Advertising, Disappointment and Desire

    A Round Table and Audience Discussion Advertising has been analysed from a number of perspectives, yet most will agree that its images and messages have been significant in helping to shape experience and identities in every day life. Advertising has always played on the emotions of consumers, yet today, the poignant appeal of ads become […]

    Starts: March 12 @ 5:00pm

    Address: Room One, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising Friday 12th March 2010 5-7pm
    Nearest Tube: Hyde Park