New Books in Psychoanalysis interview: Circumcision on the Couch

The Cultural, Psychological, and Gendered Dimensions of the World's Oldest Surgery

New Books in Psychoanalysis

It is not terribly controversial to say that castration fear is one of the key conceptual engines driving the psychoanalytic project overall. Whether one thinks of it manifesting as a looming, retributive threat for incestuous longings or as a struggle to face one’s shortcomings, contending with what we are at risk of losing or what […]
15 Aug 2022

New Books in Psychoanalysis interview: Transgender Children

From Controversy to Dialogue

New Books in Psychoanalysis

How do we go forward in our psychoanalytic understanding of transgender children? This highly contested issue is at the core of an interesting edition of the journal The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child (Volume 75, Issue 1, 2022), titled “Transgender Children: From Controversy to Dialogue”, and edited by Jordan Osserman and Hannah Wallerstein. To counter […]
11 Jul 2022

Psychoanalysis and Post-Truth

A discussion of the evolution of politics and truth in our contemporary world

Public Seminar

On November 1st and 8th, the Freud Museum, London will be hosting a digital conference on “Psychoanalysis and ‘Post-Truth’,” organized with Jordan Osserman and Foivos Dousos in partnership with the Ministry of Post-Truth and Waiting Times. The event takes place during the weekends before and after the US election, offering critical commentary on the question […]
29 Oct 2020

Rendering Unconscious interview

RU46: Jordan Osserman, Psychoanalytic Scholar on Circumcision, Gender, Politics

Rendering Unconscious

Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more. Episodes are also created from lectures given at various international conferences. Dr […]
1 Nov 2019