seminar / 30h / 4 ECTS / winter semester Coordinator: dr hab. Małgorzata Sacha
Traditionally, there has been a strong opposition between psychoanalysis and religion. However, recent years have seen an increase in interest in religion and spirituality in the field of psychoanalysis. The course would represent a unique opportunity of examining the latest psychoanalytic and psychoanalytically-informed theories on religion. Through lecture, discussion and readings, students will be introduced to the contemporary psychoanalytic discourse on culture, religion and spirituality. We will also demonstrate relevance of modern psychoanalytic concepts, theories and modified (off-the-couch) practices for many cross-disciplinary studies that address various religious phenomena in their socio-cultural backgrounds (e.g.: religiously interpreted possessions, religious terrorism). Readings and discussions will be situated within the area of the cross-disciplinary studies.