Hysteria, Hypnotism, and Art of the Fin de Siècle:
The Raising of the Unconscious
Freud considered ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ to be his most important book. It was published in 1900, the exact turn of the century and a period known in France and elsewhere, as ‘fin de siècle’. This was the time of the birth of psychoanalysis and of a new understanding of the unconscious. In 1885/6 Freud had studied with the famed and charismatic neurologist J-M Charcot, who was treating thousands of cases of hysteria at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, often experimenting with hypnosis, a method used by Freud himself in his early work.
In this talk, with a full PowerPoint display, Lindsay Wells explores the cultural, artistic, and scientific environment of this time, in which dream, the imagination, and the unconscious were finding a new significance.
Lindsay Wells is an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor, and teacher. In June last year, Karnac Books published his novel (written under the pen-name of William Rose) ‘The Strange Case of Madeleine Seguin’, which is set in the period and environment described above.
Saturday, 1ST July 2017 Time: 10.30 am -12.00pm
Refreshment to follow
Venue: AGIP, 1 Fairbridge Road, London N19 3EW
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