What is psychoanalysis?

Event details

  • Wednesday | April 12, 2023
  • 7:30 pm
  • JRC Clubhouse, via Esperia, 21027, Ispra (VA), Italy
  • +35799135514

The Cyprus Society of the SFL is organising a seminar event in Ispra, Italy on 12th of April 2023 responding to the question of what is psychoanalysis? The event will consist of two seminars presented by psychoanalysts of the School of the Freudian Letter Petros Patounas and Penny Georgiou.


Speaker: Petros Patounas

On the Divine Spirit of Language

Patounas will touch upon basic yet vital questions such as “What is happening in the sessions” or “Who is eligible for sessions,” “What is the ‘job’ of the psychoanalyst” and “How and if psychoanalysis cures”.

Interlocutor: Penny Georgiou 





Speaker: Penny Georgiou

When are you?

Psychoanalysis gives time and place to hear the speaking being; the sentient being, the subject of science who dreams its object. Enigmatic and fleeting, its presence of ‘natural intelligence’ flickers between civilisation’s infinite stream of imperatives, memes and soundbites seeking its place and movement in life.

Penny Georgiou, invites us to consider how we can navigate times of rapid change, especially as advances in technology exceed the limits of what we have believed possible. At the same time, our inescapable yet unuttered questions remain the same: How am I living my time? When am I?

Interlocutor: Petros Patounas




Further information

The event will take place at the JRC Clubhouse, Sala Azalea. You are welcome to join us for Aperitivo at the JRC Clubhouse bar-restaurant before the commencement of the seminar.

Date: 12 April 2023
Time: 6:15pm Aperitivo (bar-restaurant) & 7:30pm Seminar (Sala Azalea, first floor)

Place: JRC Clubhouse, via Esperia, 21027, Ispra (VA), Italy
Language: English

Entrance fee (payment via Revolut +357 99818793 or at the entrance):

Members of the Cyprus, UK and Serbian Society of the SFL – free
Non-members – €15 (Aperitivo and Seminar)
Concessions (students) – €10 (Aperitivo and Seminar) – proof needed


The event is structured as follows:

6:15-7:30pm Aperitivo

7:30-8:15pm Petros Patounas’ presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A session

8:30-8:45pm Break

8:45-9:30pm Penny Georgiou’s presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A session

10:00pm end.


Limited places available.
For further info & reservations contact:
Marina Pafitou via email info@freudianletter.com or via call at +357 99135514