Phenomenology and psychoanalysis: a dialogue (St Catherine’s College, Oxford University)

A Workshop of the Phenomenology and Mental Health Network  

“Phenomenology and psychoanalysis: a dialogue”.

The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care

St Catherine’s College, Oxford University Manor Road, OX1 3UJ

Date: Friday 22nd June 2018. Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm.


Aim: This workshop will launch the Phenomenology and Mental Health Network (PMH)

Lead: Marcin Moskalewicz; Co-Leads: Richard Gipps, Giovanni Stanghellini

9.00 Registration

9.15  Joseph Schear (University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy) ‘Can phenomenology reach the unconscious?’

10.00 Alice Holzhey-Kunz (The Society for Hermeneutic Anthropology and Daseinsanalysis, Zurich) ‘What makes a real dialogue between phenomenology and psychoanalysis so difficult?

10.45 Refreshments break

11.00  Dorothée Legrand (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris) ‘Inconsolably: The role of absence in psychoanalysis and phenomenology’.

11.45  ’Marcin Moskalewicz (Poznan University of Medical Sciences/The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) ‘Conscience, mental illness, and existential becoming’

12.30 Lunch break

14.00 Yanna Popova (Oxford Brookes University) ‘Temporality in Narrative Interactions: the Interplay of Explicit and Implicit Time’

14.45 Anastasios Dimopoulos (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust; International Federation of Daseinsanalysis) ‘Intersubjectivity from phenomenology to psychoanalytic theory and practice’

15.30 Refreshments break

15.45 Richard Gipps (University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy) ‘Bleuler’s ‘autism’ and the unity of phenomenological and psychodynamic psychopathology’.

16.30 Closing remarks

The attendance is free of charge and includes lunch and refreshments but there is a limit of 18 guests. To book a place in the workshop please email the convener, Marcin Moskalewicz at If you have any dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian / vegan / allergies etc.) please put your request in the email.

If you can’t attend this time but would like to join the Phenomenology and Mental Health Network, please send a message to Marcin Moskalewicz, Richard Gipps at or Giovanni Stanghellini at

 thanks and all the best,

22 Jun 2018

12:00 am

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