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Conferences

Upcoming events:

2022

Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult residency at Morbid Anatomy Museum, online via zoom, monthly on Sundays at 2PM NYC/ 7PM UK/ 20 CET.

January 23rd – “The Psychic Violence of Alfred Hitchcock: Cutting in Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds” presented by Dr. Todd McGowan and “Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy: Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby and The Tenant presented by Mary Wild, live via zoom

2021

Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult residency at Morbid Anatomy Museum, online via zoom, monthly on Sundays at 2PM NYC/ 7PM UK/ 20 CET.

December 19th – “Up, Up O Ye Gods!” – Hermeticism as a Path for Modern Seekers presented by Mitch Horowitz and “Secrecy Exposed!” – On the Necessity of Psychic Stigma and Dynamic Darkness in Occultism presented by Carl Abrahamsson

November 21st – The Face of Fear: Faces in Gothic Horror Films with Icy Sedgwick and “How Weird is That?” with Dr. Kasper Opstrup

September 26th – Dancing in the Graveyard: Death Imagery in Satanism by Blanche Barton and Memento Mori Forever by Carl Abrahamsson

September 19th – The Two Antichrists with Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech of Scarlet Imprint

September 12th – Mary Wild on Taxidermy in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Discussion with Anna Biller, Writer and Director of The Love Witch & Viva

September 5th – Artificial Intelligence and the Patipolitical Body with Dr. Isabel Millar, and Freud’s Explorations of the Occult with Dr. Vanessa Sinclair

Previous conferences:

2020

UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, the conference has been postponed indefinitely.

The submissions for Psychoanalysis to Come: Community and Culture is now CLOSED and all presenters have been notified of their selection. 

There are no keynote speakers or simultaneous panels for this weekend of events. This is envisioned as a place for us to come together as colleagues and peers to think, work, discuss and engage with one another and the material presented. The conference is designed to promote dialogue and communication, as we contemplate the current state of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic community and transmission, and our place in relation to the larger culture and political landscape. Questions and participation from the audience and group discussion will be encouraged. 

If you would like to invite colleagues, friends or family members to attend and participate as audience members, we are opening up the invitation to purchase tickets for the weekend. There are a limited number of seats, so if you have someone that you know would like to attend, please encourage them to register ASAP by PayPaling 135 EU (equivalent to 150 USD or 1000 DKK) to sinclairvanessa@gmail.com  There are no day passes available, only weekend tickets.

Feel free to write with any questions. 

For more, please visit Psychoanalysis to Come: Community and Culture

2019

May 30-June 1 – Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism & Psychoanalysis conference co-organized with Carl Abrahamsson, Schloss Pienzenau and Brunnenburg, Merano, Italy.

2016

May 6-8 – Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference co-organized with Carl Abrahamsson, Candid Arts Trust, London, England. The papers from this conference are collected together into a special edition of The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart Books, 2017). 

2015

May 1-3 – On Violence and Psychoanalysis conference co-organized with Manya Steinkoler, Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus, New York City, USA. On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) inspired from this conference. 

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