Leisure / Fun Classes

Freud and Egypt

Freud Museum London, In Camden
Length
1 hour
Price
65 GBP
Length
1 hour
Price
65 GBP
Leave your details so the provider can get in touch

Course description

Freud and Egypt:

This day course explores Sigmund Freud’s fascination with ancient Egypt.

The course begins by examining the importance of ancient Egypt in modern European intellectual history. The eighteenth century witnessed a mania for the Egyptian past: the remarkable objects excavated and brought back to European collections captivated and challenged modern viewers’ ideas about history and time, art and nationality.

These questions would continue to resonate through the nineteenth century when Freud was developing his science of the mind. Ancient Egypt provided Freud with ways in which to understand and to imagine the relationship between the child and the adult, between art and sexuality, between Europe and its Others.

Miriam Leonard is Professor of Greek Literature and its Reception at UCL. Her research looks at the impact of antiquity on the thinkers of modernity. She is the curator of the Between Oedipus and Sphinx: Freud and Egyptexhibition at the Freud Museum.

Daniel Orrells is Reader in Ancient Literature and its Reception at King’s College London. His research explores the influence of ancient ideas about desire on modern notions of sexuality. Freud’s interest in the ancient world is a central focus of his work.

Do you work at this organisation and want to update this page?

Is there out-of-date information about your organisation or courses published here? Fill out this form to get in touch with us.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Implements for note taking

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No Qualification

Request info

Contact form

Before we redirect you to this supplier's website, do you mind filling out this form so that we can stay in touch? You can unsubscribe at any time.
Country *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Ads