Authoritarianism Today

12. Dezember | 09:15

Authoritarianism Today

Conceptualizing Democracies in between Psychoanalysis and Social Theory

(conference in English)

Organisation: Katia Genel (CMB), Duarte Rolo (Paris 5)

Cooperation: Centre Marc Bloch / ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry / Laboratoire PCPP de l’Université Paris Descartes

Thursday 12. December 2019

Centre Marc Bloch (Simmel-Saal)

Friedrichstrasse 191

10117 Berlin


Robin Celikates (tbc) (Freie Universität), Alex Demirovic (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung), Katia Genel (Centre Marc Bloch), Samir Gandesha (Simon Frazer University), Peter E. Gordon (Amabel B. James Professor of History, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, Agnès Grivaux (Université de Nantes), Christine Kirchhoff (International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin), Duarte Rolo (Université Paris Descartes)


Katia Genel
genel  ( at )  cmb.hu-berlin.de


9:30-12:30 Psychoanalysis and Authority

The Actuality of Adorno’s Studies on the Authoritarian Personality

Chair: Peter E. Gordon (Harvard University)

Agnès Grivaux (Université de Nantes), "Mass Propaganda and Authoritarian Personality by Adorno and Horkheimer. Towards a psychoanalytical Theory of Judgement"

Christine Kirchhoff (International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin), "Talking to the far right. The timelessness of the authoritarian personality"

Duarte Rolo (Université Paris Descartes), "On the metapsychology of the authoritarian personality"

14:00 - 16:00 Authority and Politics: Authoritarianism today

Chair: Katia Genel (Centre Marc Bloch)

Alex Demirovic (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung), "Authoritarianism and conformism in democratic relations of domination"

Samir Gandesha (Simon Frazer University),"In the Force-Field Between Neo-Conservatism and Neo-Liberalism: The Uncanny Return of Authoritarian Populism"


Georg-Simmel Saal
Friedrichstraße 191