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Five lectures on Sexuality with discussion groups



New Prof. Rosine Perelberg introduces the course

In this course, Professor Perelberg traces the key contributions that psychoanalysis has brought to the understanding of sexuality. Starting with Freud’s revolutionary ideas on infantile sexuality, the course follows the contributions of Klein, Lacan, Green and Laplanche. It examines the importance of the notions of bisexuality and the paternal function to the understanding of the Oedipus complex.

 Course format

This course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures and a glossary of terms. There is also a series of live discussion groups led by Prof. Perelberg at the Institute in London (see below for details).

 Recorded Lectures

Lecture 1 – Sigmund Freud (50 minutes)

Lecture 2 – Melanie Klein (25 minutes)

Lecture 3 – Jean Laplanche (20 minutes)

Lecture 4 – Bisexuality and Homosexuality (38 minutes)

Lecture 5 – Paternal Function (30 minutes)

 Entry Requirements

This is an advanced course and requires a good understanding of psychoanalytic theory. You can find out more about our difficulty levels here.

You must have a reasonably good internet connection to view our video content (around 400kbps – 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed). In order to attend the discussion groups, you must either be able to travel to the institute in London or be able to use Zoom.

 Course Duration

Online course content – 4 months
You will have access to all course materials at any time for the duration of your chosen course. This allows you to learn at your own pace and review particular topics as needed.


 Discussion Groups

Discussion groups for this course take place on a full day, in person. Purchasing this course will allow you to attend all of the discussions, as well as access to the online course materials for 4 months.
The programme for each day is as follows:

09.30 – 11.00 – Freud’s Revolution

11.15 – 12.45 – Klein’s views on the Oedipus complex. Laplanche theory of generalised seduction.

12.45 – 13.30 – Break.

13.30 – 14.45 – Psychic bisexuality, heterosexuality, homosexuality

15.00 – 16.00 – Paternal function in psychoanalysis

Select a discussion group date below:


 9th November 2019

Location: Byron House, West London or attend online via Zoom.
Lecturer: Prof. Rosine Perelberg
Time: 09:30 – 16:00
Price: £250

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 Contact us

If you have questions about the course, feel free to contact us at enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk

1 review for Five lectures on Sexuality with discussion groups

  1. Marina Gulina (verified owner)

    Excellent event: friendly presentation, thoughtful discussion. I would also recommend to add more material about sexuality from French analysts’ point of view apart from Laplanche. Nevertheless thank you very much indeed!

    The team at the Institute were also really helpful in answering my questions about the course.

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