IPA Podcast Talks On Psychoanalysis

Talks On Psychoanalysis shares topics published in the IPA Society Journals and Congress debates worldwide, brought to you through the voices of the original authors. This podcast is produced by the International Psychoanalytical Association.

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Collaborators: Andy Cohen, English; Johanna Velt, French; Monica D’Alançon, German ; Marcos de Soldati, Spanish ; Isabel Silveira, Portuguese ; Soh Agatsuma, Atsumi Minamisawa, Kouhei Harada, Japanese 

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Talks on Psychoanalysis

Episode 16: Gohar Homayounpour, Tell Me A Story: Shahrzad “in analysis” in contemporary Persia”

“Where has Shahrzad gone? Where have all these various archetypes of women who populate the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, night after night, disappeared to? If we consider the Nights to be a psychic representation of Shahrzad’s internal world, we are immediately impressed with the level of psychic integration. She attempts to demonstrate that women are not all the same”.

In this episode we will dive with Gohar Homayounpour into the tales of One Thousand and One Nights to bring a new articulation to the female Oedipus complex in contemporary Persia, allowing for the emergence of new possibilities of loving. Through a psychoanalytic textual analysis of the Nights, the author uncovers various archetypes of women that have been extinct from a more mainstream discourse, not only in Iran.

Dr. Gohar Homayounpour is an author and psychoanalyst and member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, the Italian Psychoanalytic Society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. She is the Training and Supervising psychoanalyst of the Freudian Group of Tehran, where she is also founder and former director. She has published various psychoanalytic articles and her book, Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran, published by MIT Press in August 2012, won the Gradiva award and has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Turkish.
23 September 2020

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