17 Jan 2023
Fratriarchy and Sisterhood
Juliet Mitchell was born in New Zealand in 1940. In 1944 she went to England by wartime convoy and lived in London until 1998 when she moved to Cambridge. She first lectured in English literature (1962-1971) but following her publication of Women: The Longest Revolution in 1966, curiosity about hostility to Freud in the rising Women’s Movement led to her publishing a series of short interventions culminating in Psychoanalysis and Feminism (1974). This was followed by training to become a psychoanalyst and continuing to lecture as an academic on a free-lance basis. In 1998 she returned to a full-time university post in the University of Cambridge and since then she has been writing and lecturing about a horizontal axis of sociality starting with siblings.
She established and directed a Centre for Gender Studies in the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Theoretical Psychoanalysis at University College London. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the International Psychoanalytic Association.
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Organized byWilhelm Brüggen
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