Friday, 21 June 2013


“The poets and philosophers before me discovered the unconscious.  What I discovered was the scientific method by which the unconscious can be studied.” – Sigmund Freud 1928
The University of Birmingham Psy Lit Network is a new subject network started by doctoral researchers in the English department for people interested in psychoanalysis, literature, and the relationship between these two fields of study.
We will be holding our first meeting in the Constance Naden Room (Room 103) on the first floor of the Arts Building, from 2-3pm on Friday 19th July. We welcome staff and students either working on, or interested in, literature and psychoanalysis.
The meeting will consist of an informal discussion of a short text exert (circulated by email before the meeting) but most importantly will be a chance to informally discuss current research in this area going on at the University and to look forward to a series of events which will be running in the next academic session, designed around feedback we receive in this first meeting about what would be useful to support research in the field.
For our first meeting we will be discussing  Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm alongside Adam Phillips’ ‘Mothers and Fairytales’ - taken from his book On Balance.
If you would like to attend or would like more information, please email Matt Geary and Rosie Reynolds:

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