Mourning’s Dissonance: Who am I Who Mourns
and Whom do I Mourn?
Mary Lynne Ellis
In this presentation Mary Lynne Ellis will explore new possibilities of interpreting experiences of bereavement. She will focus on the shifting identities of the mourner and the mourned and the relations between them. She will discuss Freud and Klein’s contributions in the light of contemporary literary/autobiographical writing (Colm Tóibín) and phenomenological and post-modernist philosophers (Merleau-Ponty, Barthes, and Judith Butler). Her perspective emphasizes the importance of attending in the psychoanalytic relationship to the embodied uniqueness of individuals’ conscious and unconscious languages of mourning. She will explore how these are shaped by gender, race, class, sexuality, age, and physical ability within particular socio-cultural contexts.
The presentation will be followed by a short showing of photographs on power point from Mary Lynne’s exhibition Empty Shoes, Lost Ground.
Mary Lynne Ellis, B.A., Dip. Art Therapy, M.A. Art Therapy, Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, M.A. Modern European Philosophy is in private practice as a relational psychoanalytic psychotherapist in London. With over 30 years’ clinical experience she has taught and lectured in Britain, Ireland, and Chile and is a training analyst and a supervisor. She is author of Time in Practice: Analytical Perspectives on the Times of Our Lives (Karnac, 2008) and co-author, with Noreen O’Connor, of Questioning Identities; Philosophy in Psychoanalytic Practice (Karnac 2010).
She is also a practising artist.
Date: Saturday 3 June
Time: 10.30 – 12.30pm
Venue: AGIP, 1 Fairbridge Road,
London N19 3EW
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