7: Valentine's Special

 13 February 2020 | 5.00-6.30pm | Seminar Room 2, 3:02, Clothworkers South Building

Please note the change of day and venue (thursday, next door to our usual room).

In a special Valentine's edition of Quilting Points, we will be coming together to discuss 'Freud and Love: Treatment and its Discontents', the first chapter of Tales of Love (1987), first published in French as Histoires d'amour (1983). In this chapter Kristeva engages with Freud's theories of eros and narcissism, and suggests that the paternal function includes an element of love, as well as law and the threat of castration. Romantic!

Alongside Tales of Love, we will also be reading the fourth chapter of philosopher and sociologist Gillian Rose's 1995 work of memoir and philosophy, Love's Work.


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