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Professor Karl Figlio

Karl Figlio is a Senior Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association; Associate of the Institute of Psychoanalysis; and Professor in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. Recent publications include “The Dread of Sameness: Social Hatred and Freud’s ‘Narcissism of Minor Differences’” (Auestad, L. (ed.) Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation. London: Karnac 2012; "Phallic and Seminal Masculinity: a Theoretical and Clinical Confusion", International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 91(1), 2010, pp. 119-39). He is currently working on a book on Reparation, Extremism and the Instability of Identity.


Past and present Confer events
The Impossible Profession?
Monday 7 April 2014

One case: Three Perspectives
5 November 2010






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Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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