“GENDER UNCERTAINTIES – Second Part” – 3rd Webinar

Incertezze del Gender

The cycle of seminars “Gender Uncertainties” organized by the Psychoanalytic Institute for Social Research (IPRS ets), the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis “Elvio Fachinelli”  (ISAP), the European Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Italian Society of Psychiatry, the Sapienza University of Rome, with the support of La Stampa-Salute, resumes.
From 10 November 2023 to 1 March 2024, at 18.00 cet.

“Gender Uncertainties – Second Part” – 3rd webinar
Friday, 2 February  2024, at 18.00 cet


Speaker: Darian Leader

Discussants: Sergio Benvenuto – Emma Lieber

Moderator: Raffaele Bracalenti

Simultaneous translation service ITALIAN – ENGLISH
will be provided

FOLLOWING MEETING ON March 1, 2024 – at 18.00 Cet

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The theme of ‘gender‘ – the rejection of male-female binarism and heteronormativity – striking at the foundations of the static-determinist view of the biologistic type, imposes rethinking on various disciplines: from the clinic, which is being asked to completely revise its approach to the issue, to legal doctrines, which must assess the consequences, and even affects the broader social vision, involving education and information.
The Freudian construct is also challenged: the Oedipus complex understood as the space-time in which the human and civil subject is constituted.
Psychoanalysis itself, born as one of the most subversive disciplines in the West, unprepared for such an emergency, today risks repeating what it produced a few decades ago with regard to homosexuality: becoming a conservative theory of the human subject, inhibiting novelty and thought.
This series of meetings aims to give a secular voice to the various positions on the topic of gender and sexuality, through a discussion involving psychoanalysis, philosophy, the humanities and medicine.


Andrea Baldassarro – Sergio Benvenuto – Raffaele Bracalenti Fernando Castrillón – Arturo Casoni – Felice Cimatti – Cristiana Cimino – Stefano Guerra – Darian Leader – Alessandra Lemma – Emma Lieber – Franco Lolli – Romano Madera Ilene Philipson – Leonardo Provini