The New School for Analytical Psychology invites you to attend our Fourth Annual Public Event
Eminent psychoanalysts Ladson Hinton, MD (USA) and Hessel Willemsen, DClinPsych (UK), the co-editors of Temporality and Shame: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (Routledge, 2017), have engaged the creative minds of scholars from diverse disciplines of anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, critical theory, cultural studies, literature, and theology, in working together to produce this timely and urgent volume.
Until now, the intersection of shame and temporality has been a largely neglected area of study, segregated within two separate disciplines of psychoanalysis and philosophy. From one perspective, we discover the inter-relationship of our human responses to unimaginable misery and trauma, when the flow of time and memory is often frozen, along with the incapacity of victims and perpetrators to bear the shame and the truth of the other’s–or their own–suffering. However, considered from another perspective, shame can be our greatest teacher and healer, and the re-collection of memories can open the flow of life into future possibilities.
Hinton and Willemsen’s book is also a response to the grave atmosphere of our times. The chaotic tension in our nation and world tends to obscure all reasoned discussion. There is a sense that we are no longer hanging onto the lip of the abyss but have fallen over it. Amidst these multiple pressing concerns, a central goal of this event is to provide a space for thoughtful engagement that will enhance a reflective and respectful discourse.