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The Last Resistance - Sigmund Freud, Arnold Zweig and Palestine

23 Apr 2007

Public lecture by Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, London) on 11 May

All are welcome at a public lecture by Professor Jacqueline Rose entitled "The Last Resistance - Sigmund Freud, Arnold Zweig* and Palestine".  The lecture will take place on Friday 11 May at 4.30pm, in Lecture Theatre 7, Geoffrey Manton building (Oxford Road, opposite the Aquatics Centre).

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London.  An expert in nineteenth and twentieth century literature and culture, she uses psychoanalytic ideas to explore collective fantasises and what lies behind them. Her publications on children's fiction (The Case of Peter Pan, or, the impossibility of children's fiction, Macmillan, 1984) and Sylvia Plath (The Haunting of Sylvia Plath (Virago, 1991) have had a defining impact on these fields of study.

No stranger to controversy, Rose has written on the history and culture of South Africa and of Israel-Palestine. Her research focuses on modern subjectivity at the interface of literature, psychoanalysis and politics. Why War - psychoanalysis, politics and the return to Melanie Klein appeared in 1993. Her most recent publications are The Question of Zion (Princeton University Press, 2004), On Not Being Able to Sleep - psychoanalysis in the modern world (Chatto, 2003) and the novel Albertine (Chatto, 2001) based on her reading and teaching of the writing of Marcel Proust.

She writes regularly for The London Review of Books.

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* Arnold Zweig (1887-1968) was a German-born writer and pacifist.  A Zionist, he wrote about Judaism, the persecution of the Jews, and war.