Trust scientific meeting: ‘What does Classical Greece have to offer to psychoanalytic thinking?’
Central elements of psychoanalytic thought are indebted to ideas and stories that first appeared in ancient Greece, such as the story of Oedipus and the myth of Narcissus. Many other ancient myths and narratives can be shown to have fruitful implications for psychoanalysis. This paper will aim to show how the rich content and narrative vitality of ancient accounts are apt inspire psychoanalytic thinking in many areas of human life and relationships.
Armand D’Angour is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Oxford. He is author of numerous articles on ancient Greek literature and culture, and in 2011 published The Greeks and the New, an investigation into ancient Greek responses to novelty and innovation. Since 2012 he has co-organised with David Bell the New Imago Forum, an annual conference of academics and psychoanalysts in Oxford (supported by Jesus College and the Institute of Psychoanalysis).
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