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Visiting Fellow, 2018 – 2019

Matt Ffytche

Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex


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Matt ffytche is internationally recognized as one of the foremost historians of twentieth-century psychoanalysis. He is the editor of the journal Psychoanalysis and History, with a special interest in the influence of psychoanalysis on social and political thought. Previously he made an impact on the field of nineteenth-century intellectual history with his monograph on the emergence of unconscious theories of mind in the Romantic period. During his residency at the Neubauer Collegium, he investigated the ways in which textual material produced by those diagnosed with mental illness or identified as mentally disordered have been defined either as part of the general culture or as falling “outside,” focusing on twentieth-century works.


Outsider Writing

Project Team:

2016 – 2019