Events and Seminars

Event:Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent
Venue:Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, London SW4 0QW
Duration:10:00 - 13:00
Extra Info:In this event Coline Covington and Christopher Wintle will speak and expand upon their chapters in the book ‘Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Shadow of the Parent’.

Coline will look at the personal psychological repercussions and conflicts that children of Holocaust perpetrators face, as well as more recent material covering the shadow with which ordinary people whose parents were involved in brutalities contend, particularly in terms of the cultural shadow that the younger generation inherits from the previous one.

Christopher will look at the question of why Electra dies in the opera by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss when in Sophocles - its source - she lives on? He will present two interpretations: Elektra epitomizing self-sacrifice to an ideal on the one hand, and on the other, falling prey to the ‘shadow of the object’. He will look at the overshadowed space occupied by the troubled children in Agamemnon’s family but also sibling relationships – they too overshadowed by jealousy and the legacy of murder, love and deceit.

The event, to be introduced by Serena Heller, will be chaired by Jonathan Burke who is the editor of the book.

Please do join us for this stimulating event. Refreshments will be available. This event counts as 2.5 CPD hours.
Organised By:BPF: British Psychotherapy Foundation
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