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November 11, 2020  

Julia Kristeva - Not Only is There no such Thing as Perversion, moreover we are all Perverse by the Mother-version.

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In today’s episode Julia Kristeva will comment on Ilse and Robért Barande’s report, presented at the 42nd Congress of French Speaking Psychoanalysis in 1982 with the title “Antinomies in the concept of perversion and paradoxes in its application to psychoanalytic theory and practice”.  A new short version will be published in one of the next issues of the Revue Française de psychanalyse for which she has written the introduction. Indeed, she found this report to be “provocative, heavy-handed and of obvious interest in our contemporary times of pandemic and lock down”.


Madame Julia Kristeva is a prolific author, training psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Society of Paris and emeritus professor at the University of Paris 7. Among many books we will only mention a few: Black Sun, A Trilogy; Female Genius: Hanna Arendt; Melanie Klein and Colette; Powers of Horror; Tales of Love; New Maladies of the Soul; Hatred and Forgiveness. Her last book, Dostoyevsky, came out in 2019.

This episode is available also in French

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