Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

University of Manchester, 26-27 June 2017

Click here for details for the Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam conference in Manchester (correct as of 13 June 2017).

This international conference organised by the College of Psychoanalysts – UK with the support of Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix and CIDRAL University of Manchester promises to function as a site for dialogue. This conference will be an opportunity to speak across the many conflicting traditions of work that comprise psychoanalysis, and of different interpretations of Islam and what it is to be a Muslim today.

The Keynote Speaker sessions in Mansfield Cooper Building of the University of Manchester which are open to the public are: Amal Treacher Kabesh (Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, author of Postcolonial Masculinities: Emotions, Histories and Ethics, Ashgate, 2013 and Egyptian Revolutions: Repetition, Conflict, Identification, Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming) who will speak on ‘Itjihad: The necessity of thinking anew’ on Monday 26 June, 14.30-15.45 Lecture Theatre G22; Gohar Homayounpour (Psychoanalyst, member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, training and supervising psychoanalyst of the Freudian Group of Tehran, lecturer at Shahid Beheshti University, author of Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran, MIT Press, 2013) who will speak on ‘Islam … the new modern erotic’ on Tuesday 27 June, 11.15-12.30 Lecture Theatre G22; andAndrea Mura (Lecturer in Comparative Political Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, author of The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism, Routledge, 2016) who will speak on ‘Euro-Islam: Slanted Margins and Deflected Mirrors’ on Tuesday 27 June, 13.45-15.00 Lecture Theatre G22. There will be papers in parallel sessions from England, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Turkey and the USA.