Lost Words: Outsider Writing in the Twentieth Century
Resident Associate, 2018–19
Matt ffytche is Professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and Editor of the journal Psychoanalysis and History. His research interests include outsider writing, writing and schizophrenia, as well as the history of psychoanalysis, critical theory, psychosocial models of imagination and its functions, and nineteenth-century theories of the unconscious.
- Matt ffytche will be co-running a weekend conference and workshop on the theme of ‘Outsider Hermeneutics’ at the Neubauer Collegium, University of Chicago, 27-28 October 2018. As part of this event he will be in conversation with Louis A. Sass about the memoirs of Judge Daniel Paul Schreber, as well as presenting a paper on the challenge of interpreting outsider writing.
- ffytche, Matt. “Psychoanalytic Sociology and the Traumas of History: Alexander Mitscherlich Between the Disciplines.” History of the Human Sciences 30, no. 5 (2017): 3–29.
- ffytche, Matt, and Daniel Pick, eds. Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
- ffytche, Matt. “Freud and the Neocons: The Narrative of a Political Encounter from 1949-2000.” Psychoanalysis and History 15, no. 1 (2013): 5-44.
- ffytche, Matt. “Investigating Bion’s Aesthetic Turn: A Memoir of the Future and the 1970s.” In Bion’s Sources: The Shaping of His Paradigms, edited by Nuno Torres and R. D. Hinshelwood, 168–78. New York: Routledge, 2013.
- ffytche, Matt. The Foundation of the Unconscious: Schelling, Freud, and the Birth of the Modern Psyche. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012.