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Thursday 31 May 2018

Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Essex University
Colchester Campus

Freud Memorial Lecture 2018

It’s Time to Put It Behind Us: A Psychoanalytic View of Remembering and Forgetting

Speaker:  Karl Figlio

Remembering and forgetting are recurring themes in clinical psychoanalysis, in society and in politics. Victims of historical abuse insist that time does not erode the legitimacy of bringing perpetrators to justice and of restoring their dignity from the shame forced upon them. But they often come up against the reply of the accused that they do not remember the alleged abuse. Think also of recurring commemorations. The demand to remember faces the exhortation that it is time to forget: time to put it all behind us and to ‘remember the future’.  

In a psychoanalytic framework, remembering can be reparative and healing, but can also be anti-reparative and destructive. This complex relationship between remembering and forgetting will be explored with clinical and historical material.

Karl Figlio is Professor Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and founding director of the former Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. He is a member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of the British Psychoanalytic Council and Clinical Associate of the British Psychoanalytical Society, in private practice. He has published widely on psychoanalysis, both as a discipline and in relation to society.

Venue: Essex Business School Room EBS.2.2 
            University of Essex, Colchester Campus

Time :   18:00 - 19:30

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