Time, Space and the Archive: The Archaeological Metaphor in Freud
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2002
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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