POLLOCK, Griselda

Time, Space and the Archive: The Archaeological Metaphor in Freud

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2002
Time: 00:00
Running time: 88 mins

Griselda Pollocks lecture spends time in Freuds consulting rooms examining the acoustic space of analysis, populated by images from pagan and classical culture that themselves enact a Freudian script on memory. It considers the impact of 19th century archaeological excavations at Pompeii, Troy and Knossos and their massive reorientation of western historical self-understanding by revealing. It looks at the temporalities of psychoanalysis and asks how they could be spatialized, and also speculates as to what the feminist reading of this archive on time and space might be. Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the AHRB Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History at the University of Leeds. She has written extensively on the problematic of the feminine in the fields of social history of art, cultural and psychoanalytic theory. Her recent work has explored issues of trauma, history and memory after the Holocaust as well as Jewish Art and Modernity.

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Certificate), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

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