Saturday Mar 13, 2021

Michael Parsons - Psychoanalysis and Art.

Michael Parsons is a Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a member of the French Psychoanalytic Association. After a degree in classical literature, ancient history and philosophy, he became a doctor and specialised in psychiatry. He trained as an analyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, and worked for thirty years in full-time private analytic practice. He has a particular interest in connections between psychoanalysis and other fields such as art, literature and religion.

He is the author of two books: The Dove that Returns, The Dove that Vanishes: Paradox and Creativity in Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2000) and Living Psychoanalysis: From Theory to Experience (Routledge, 2014). He is also co-editor of the collected papers of Enid Balint under the title Before I was I: Psychoanalysis and the Imagination. (Free Association, 1993).

His podcast is about the relation between psychoanalysis and the visual arts, literature and music. It draws on his two books, quoting passages from them, and develops some further ideas relating to this theme.

Link to the paper https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mxt6vyNXnHtk2gyWd694f_8w9mr1R9g1/view?usp=sharing

 

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