Stephen Frosh is a Professor at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of many books on psychosocial studies and on psychoanalysis, most recently Those Who Come After: Postmemory, Acknowledgement and Forgiveness.
Psychoanalysis grew up around Jews; this heritage continues to affect it both through the rich exchange between Judaism and psychoanalytic thought, and in relation to antisemitism. Stephen Frosh traces the links between Jews, Judaism and psychoanalysis, while looking at transgenerational legacies of trauma.
Freud, Psychoanalysis and Anti-Semitism
Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master of Birkbeck, with responsibility for Teaching and Learning. His work focuses on the psychological, social and cultural applications of psychoanalytic theory, with particular attention to issues of gender and identity and their relationship to developments in social life. His book, For and Against Psychoanalysis (1997) contributed to the major debates on the standing of psychoanalysis. Other books include The Politics of Psychoanalysis (19...
Cherchez la femme
Lisa Appignanesi, Stephen Frosh, Eva Hoffman and John Launer discuss how sex became a scandal, not only in the so-called “dangerous method”, psychoanalysis, but also beyond the consulting room. Early 20th century Europe was a cauldron of fertile ideas, Victorian repression, antisemitism and illicit liaisons. John Launer’s Sex versus Survival: the Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein recounts how sex and Jewishnes...
Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbers
Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbersdescribes the profound existential scepticism of the Children of Israel’s forty-year wandering through the wilderness, a generation who are the receivers of the Torah, are fed on miracles and nurtured directly by God. Drawing on a variety of sources, including the mystical and Hasidic, author Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg discusses their predicament with Professor Stephen Frosh.