You are warmly invited to a public lecture with Professor Ankhi Mukherjee (University of Oxford) which takes place on Thursday, 16th February in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building at the University of York, (starting at 6.00 pm). All are welcome and no booking is necessary. Please do circulate to colleagues, students or friends you feel would be interested in attending.
Unseen City: Travelling Psychoanalysis and the Urban Poor
This lecture examines the institution of Freudian psychoanalysis in an international frame, with reference to its inadequate engagement with urban poverty, as seen in the specific context of global cities in India. Using case studies, it will discuss literary and aesthetic representations of poverty in relation to India’s psychoanalytic and psychiatric culture, as that culture is manifested in public attitudes toward the psychic life of the poor. The lecture presents research from the India chapter of Professor Ankhi Mukherjee’s third monograph, The Psychic Life of the Poor: A City Unseen in Mumbai, London and New York.
See for more details: https://www.york.ac.uk/history/global-health-histories/events/unseen-city-lecture/
Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH)