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    The Double in Cinema Workshop

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    Deadline: February 07, 2020 | Date: February 09, 2020

    Venue/Country: London, U.K.

    Updated: 2019-09-05 22:09:22 (GMT+9)

    Call For Papers - CFP

    How do we specify the parameters of our identity? How do we differentiate ourselves from others? Is it functional to emotionally invest in social masks, compartmentalising various dimensions of ourselves? Is the ‘double’ a useful symbol for communicating division in the self and emotional conflict?

    Identity formation is a psychological process by which a person assimilates an aspect of someone else and is transformed, wholly or partially, by the model that the other provides. It is by means of a series of identifications that the conscious personality is formed. Whilst a simple concept on the surface, identity is one of the most perplexing areas of clinical and theoretical research in psychoanalysis.

    The cinematic field engages with the notion of the identity in ways that are instinctual, playful, and meaningful. In this session we will explore doppelgängers as a cinematic representation of identity, with reference to psychoanalytic concepts including Sigmund Freud's 'Uncanny', Jacques Lacan’s ‘Mirror Stage’, Carl Jung's ‘Persona’ and Otto Rank's 'Double'.

    The following films will be discussed (advanced viewing is optional; brief bespoke video montages will be screened):

    The Double Life of Veronique (1991) Krzysztof Kieslowski

    Triangle (2009) Christopher Smith

    American Psycho (2000) Mary Harron

    Black Swan (2010) Darren Aronofsky

    Confessions of a Superhero (2007) Matthew Ogens

    Zelig (1983) Woody Allen

    Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Denis Villeneuve

    S1m0ne (2002) Andrew Niccol

    The workshop will start at 9am and finish at 1pm. In order to book a place, please register on

    Registration fee is 65 GBP. Organisers can be contacted on

    Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX

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