Event details

+ Panel discussion with writer Lisa Appignanesi OBE, Freud Museum director Carol Siegel and professor Stephen Frosh

Attending this event

Lisa Appignanesi OBE

Lisa Appignanesi OBE is a writer and cultural commentator. Her books include Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors, and the family memoir, Losing the Dead, amongst many other prize winning titles. She is the Chair of this year’s Man Booker International Prize and also of the Royal Society of Literature. For many years, she was Chair of the Freud Museum London. With the late John Forrester, she wrote Freud’s Women.

Carol Seigel

Carol Seigel is Director of the Freud Museum London, Sigmund Freud’s last home. Carol is a historian who has worked for over 20 years in museums in London, including the Jewish Museum, the Museum of London, and Hampstead Museum. She has been at the Freud Museum since 2009.

Professor Stephen Frosh

Stephen Frosh is Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. He has a background in academic and clinical psychology and was Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, throughout the 1990s. He is the author of many books and papers on psychoanalysis, including Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions. His most recent book is Simply Freud.

Films screening at this event

More Alive Than Dead

Tzachi Schiff
Lisa Appignanesi
65 min

More Alive Than Dead assesses the varied ways in which Freud and his theories about the human psyche shaped almost every aspect of our modern life – from politics to art, humour to sex. Putting Freud and his ideas about the impulses that make us human on the couch, a group of academics offer fresh analysis and criticism of Freudian truisms we have long taken for granted. An enlightening and entertaining documentary that no defense mechanism or superego would be able to resist.