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Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix meetings 2014-2018 organised by Ian Parker, Honorary Professorial Research Fellow



  • 28 January 2019, 4.30-6pm. Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix and Discourse Unit seminar on ‘Gendering practices and subjectivation in financial markets’ with Ximena Zabala Corradi. This Foucauldian study of the performative dimension of gendering practices shows how the production and reproduction of generic forms of domination are central to understanding not only work but also economic relations in the financial system.
  • The speaker, Ximena Zabala Corradi, is Psychoanalyst and Psychologist at the University of Chile; Master at Paris Diderot University / Paris VII (France); PhD in Anthropology and Psychoanalysis at Paris Diderot University / Paris VII (France). She works as a Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the Alberto Hurtado University and as a Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Subjectivity and Social Change (Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, Catholic University and Alberto Hurtado University).



  • 5 February 2018, 5.00pm-7.50pm, Two talks focusing on how we research, interpret, formulate and transmit what happens in fieldwork and in the clinic. ‘Psychoanalytic narrative and psychopathology in ethnographic research’ Sabah Siddiqui (Final year PhD student at University of Manchester, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, author of Religion and Psychoanalysis in India: Critical Clinical Practice, Routledge, 2016) and ‘Ordinary psychosis: Neither neurosis nor psychosis?’ Amelia Mangani (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, Manchester)
  • 30 October,4.30-6pm, 'Fanon, Education, Action: Psychoanalytic and Educational Considerations', Erica Burman (Professor of Education in Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester) and 6.30-8.00 at Blackwells Bookshop, University of Manchester Erica Burman in conversation with Kerry Pimblott (Lecturer in United States History and African Diaspora Studies, University of Manchester) about Fanon, Education, Action: Child as Method. These two events organised by Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix are also part of Black History Month.
  • 3 December at 6pm in Room C3.30 of Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester, ‘Brazil: Psychoanalysis in the Shadow of Dictatorship’. Rafael Alves Lima on ‘Challenges for psychoanalysis in the face of the current political situation in Brazil’ describing the grave situation that led Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency of the country and the real threats that psychoanalysis in Brazil will inevitably have to deal with. This meeting is organised by the College of Psychoanalysts – UK. (The room C3.30 is in the Ellen Wilkinson C Block on the 3rd Floor.) Rafael Alves Lima is a psychoanalyst and member of the Laboratory of Social Theory, Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (LATESFIP-USP), member of the Clinical Network of Jacques Lacan Laboratory (IP-USP), member of the Margens Clínicas collective which offers psychoanalytic assistance to victims of State violence, and former member of the Testimonial Clinics project, with the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Government (Brazil). He is visiting the UK for three months from the University of São Paulo, where he investigates the history of psychoanalysis during the Brazilian military dictatorship. (There will also be a London meeting organised by the College on 19 January at the Guild of Psychotherapists. This is one of a number of initiatives we are taking to support our colleagues in Brazil.)


  • 16 February 2017, 5pm-8pm, 1. Sabah Siddiqui (University of Manchester) ‘The discourse of the hysteric in the temple’ and 2. Carol Owens (Psychoanalyst, Dublin ‘Stuck in the middle with you: a Hysteric’s position?’
  •  12 June, 5.30-8.00, LACAN IN BRAZIL AND MEXICO: 1. The Body in Crisis: Psychosocial Care in Brazil with GUSTAVO MIRANDA FONSECA (Fluminense Federal University, UFF, Niterói, Brazil) and 2. Mexico in Lacan: is there a post-colonial Lacan? With CARLOS GÓMEZ CAMARENA (Université Paris 7 Diderot)
  • JUNE 26-27 Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam This international conference organised by the College of Psychoanalysts – UK with the support of Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix and CIDRAL University of Manchester
  • 21 November, 5.00pm-7.50pm, Dan Anderson (Lecturer in psychoanalytic theory at University of Central Lancashire, Group Analyst and psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, and PhD student at University of Manchester) ‘Uncoupling gendered signifiers from the signified body and the paradox of the group analytic process’ and ‘Clinical case presentations as misrepresentation and obstacle to the transmission of psychoanalysis’ Ian Parker (Lacanian psychoanalyst and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at University of Manchester) 


  • 7 March, 5pm-7pm Andrea Zevnik (University of Manchester) and Samo Tomšič (University of Ljubljana) on Lacan (and Marx and Deleuze) and Politics 
  • 8 March, 2pm-3.30pm, Alvise Sforza Tarabochia (University of Kent) ‘Psychiatry, Subjectivity, Community: Franco Basaglia and Biopolitics’
  • 5 May, 3.00-4.45, Carol Owens (Psychoanalyst, Dublin) ‘Double Trouble: Analysis of a Phobia’
  • 5 May, 5.00-7.00, ‘What is psychoanalysis?’ Four films introduced by Stefan Marianski (Freud Museum, London), organised with CIDRAL and College of Psychoanalysts
  • 9 June, 6.00-8-00, Annie G. Rogers (Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts) ‘Incandescent Alphabets: Psychosis and the Enigma of Language’
  • 8 September, 18.00-20.00, Maria Nichterlein (Psychotherapist, Melbourne) ‘Deleuze and Psychotherapy’
  • 9 September 2016, 14.30-17.00, Workshop by Maria Nichterlein, co-author of ‘Deleuze and Psychology’.


  • 16 March 2015, 6.00-8.00, LACAN’S SEMINAR XVII THE FOUR DISCOURSES, Alfie Bown, Tony Brown, Alexandre Pais and Andreja Zevnik.
  • 30 November, 6.00-8.00, THE PURLOINED LETTER, A report from the MPM cartel working on this text together with a report on work in Manchester with Owen Dempsey, Myna Trustram, Alan Horne, Daniela Caselli (plus one) and Joao Gabriel Lima da Silva (visitor from Rio)


  • 24 November, 3.00-5.00, Yannis Stavrakakis (Professor of Political Sciences in the School of Political Sciences at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) ‘Debt, power, subjectivity: Psychosocial insights on the (Greek) crisis’