In this episode, in collaboration with the IPA Publications Committee, chaired by Gabriela Legorreta, we hear from Ilany Kogan who will be speaking about her new book Narcissistic Fantasies in Film and Fiction - Masters of the Universe. Here she studies narcissistic fantasies from a psychoanalytic perspective through the analysis of various protagonists in literature and the performing arts. One of the author's main interests is the narcissistic desire to be "Master of the Universe", a god-like, omnipotent and immortal figure. Although this wish is a universal propensity of early origin, it is also relevant to the identification with narcissistic leaders in the modern world.
Ilany Kogan is a Training and Supervisory Analyst in the Israel Psychoanalytic Society. She is one of the founders of The Psychotherapy Centre for the Child and Adolescent in Bucharest, Romania. She worked as supervisor for the IPA Study Group in Istanbul, Turkey and currently supervises in in Germany and Romania. For many years she also worked with the offspring of Holocaust survivors and published extensively on this topic. In 2003 she was awarded the Elise M. Hayman Award for her studies on the Holocaust and Genocide. She also received the Sigourney Award for lifetime achievement in her work, in 2016.
Narcissistic Fantasies in Film and Fiction - Masters of the Universe.
Published April 17, 2020 by Routledge, 178 Pages.