Kosmopolis 23


Deborah Levy, Lisa Appignanesi, and Begoña Gómez Urzaiz

Freud’s Women

Dialogues K

  • Friday 27 October, 18.00 - 19.15
  • Hall
  • 3 €

The enigmas of the self (how it manifests itself in the unconscious, translates into writing, and has been studied from different disciplines) drive this conversation between writers Deborah Levy and Lisa Appignanesi, which uncovers everything they have in common. Both share a great diversity of linguistic and cultural contexts and have been interested in similar thematic universes. The conversation begins with Appignanesi’s psychoanalytical studies with a gender perspective (in Freud’s Women and Mad, Bad and Sad, among others) and turns towards the intricacies of writing in the first person, based on Deborah Levy’s novels and autobiographical trilogy—a dialogue in which there is also room for mourning, desire and the transformations of subjectivity.

In this session, led by journalist Begoña Gómez Urzaiz, two leading figures of the English cultural and literary scene offer us an extraordinary framework built on multiple biographies so that we can focus on our own story.

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