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    To die one’s own death – thinking with Freud in a time of pandemic, livestreamed from London Freud Museum, 23 September 2020

    Rose, Jacqueline (2021) To die one’s own death – thinking with Freud in a time of pandemic, livestreamed from London Freud Museum, 23 September 2020. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 74 (1), pp. 1-15. ISSN 0079-7308.

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    Abstract

    It has been a hundred years since the tragic loss of Freud’s daughter, Sophie Halberstadt-Freud, to the Spanish flu shortly after the end of World War One. In this essay, delivered as the 47th Annual Vienna Freud Museum lecture, Jacqueline Rose argues that Freud’s historic moment – of grief, pandemic and war – had an even more decisive impact on his thinking than has previously been recognised. Freud’s writings on the death drive collide with, and are fuelled by, an increasingly urgent engagement with our innermost psychic and biological relationship to the past and, at the same time, with the cruelty and injustice of the world. Today, as we confront the darkness of the hour, psychoanalysis has never been more urgently needed. What can we still learn from Freud about how to live and how to die in our own troubled times?

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centres and Institutes: Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2022 13:09
    Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 13:11
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/49697

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