Analytic Agora is a peer-reviewed psychoanalytic journal, published annually, which aims at promoting awareness of psychoanalysis – as a placeholder – in social bonds, with the view to setting up an open but critical space for debates between different schools of psychoanalytic thought, outside the dogmatism of regulatory bodies and partisan training organisations.

The Analytic Agora invites contributions to the field of psychoanalysis while acknowledging the broader socio-political debates that exist between psychoanalysis and the wider public sphere. Instructions for contributors.

As the journal of The Academy of Psychoanalysis, Analytic Agora occupies an alternate place amongst the plethora of other psychoanalytic journals and wants to acknowledge the very real need for an ‘open’ space for discussion, which goes to the heart of what the aims of the CP – UK are. Analytic Agora is interested in distinctiveness of the psychoanalysis in relation to the question of ethics, reality, virtuality, mortality, science, knowledge and truth. This journal considers the possibilities for opening up a space for alternative approaches to the rapid changes and challenges that we are facing in our contemporary social lives. While the modern social sciences are mainly interested in understanding the ‘collective psychopathologies’ for predicting the outcomes of a certain change in a society, psychoanalytic discourse explores and understands such effects based on recognising the particularity of each individual’s circumstances.

This journal is keen to give it an international flavour by exploring the questions emerging from the socio-political debates in different cultural contexts. We welcome submissions from international contributors who want to contribute to furthering the discussion between the psychoanalytic discourse and the fields of sociology, philosophy, art, politics and cultural studies.

Our Editorial Advisory Group consists of Berjanet Jazani, Ian Parker, Gwion Jones, Carol Owens, Stefan Marianski, Nicholas Bayley and Daniel Bristow. Prospective submissions and all correspondence should be sent electronically to the journal editorial advisory group, at the address:

Analytic Agora Issue 1
Paulo Beer, Cristiane Izumi Nakagawa, Danielle Teixeira Gimenes, Fabio Carezzato, Yuri Nishijima Azeredo
Listening to crisis and more: some issues with an emergency psychological service offered to marginalised social movements during the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil
Daniel Bristow & Thomas Hobson
Avoidance and the plague: Interdisciplinary reflections
Anthea Benjamin
Location of disturbance: A group analyst perspective on BLM and impact of COVID-19 on the BAME community
Berjanet Jazani
The body in crisis: How can psychoanalysis respond to the pandemic?
David Pavón-Cuéllar
Twelve lessons from Freud-Marxism
Sabah Siddiqui
The new normal: from deprivation to dispossession in India
Ivan Ward
The psychological effect of racism
Carol Owens
Normal people in abnormal times: How a TV show rocked the Irish pandemic lockdown… and other fantasies