Robert J. C. Young/ Simon Glendinning

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Wednesday 6 June 2012, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, LSE

Robert J. C. Young, Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

The translations of Freud have been a subject of controversy for many years, but how did Freud himself theorise the role of translation in psychoanalysis? Freud’s own extensive use of the concept of translation can help us to rethink not only the practices of psychoanalysis and of cultural translation but also the possibility of translating “Freud”.