Author meets Readers: Laura Cameron, co-author of "Freud in Cambridge"

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Historical Geography Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group, History of Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Bacchus, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Felicity Callard
Chairs: Felicity Callard


This panel will discuss John Forrester and Laura Cameron's research monograph "Freud in Cambridge" (Cambridge University Press, 2017) with Laura Cameron. (John Forrester died six weeks after the manuscript was submitted to the publisher.) This major, interdisciplinary research monograph considers, as the publisher notes, how "a set of Freudian ideas about the workings of the human mind, sexuality and the unconscious, affected Cambridge men and women – from A. G. Tansley and W. H. R. Rivers to Bertrand Russell, Bernal, Strachey and Wittgenstein – shaping their thinking across a range of disciplines, from biology to anthropology, and from philosophy to psychology, education and literature". We shall reflect on the book's contributions to many geographical sub-disciplines and debates – including psychoanalytic geography; historical geography; cultural geographical investigations of the mind; the configuration of the city; geographical investigations of scientific practice; and the history of geography.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Felicity Callard Birkbeck, University of London 7
Panelist Jessica Dubow 13
Panelist Steve Pile The Open University 13
Panelist Clive Barnett University of Exeter 13
Discussant Felicity Callard Birkbeck, University of London 13
Discussant Paul Kingsbury Simon Faser University 13
Panelist Laura Cameron Queens University 15

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