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BBC Radio 3 documentary on Klein - transcript

A transcript of a BBC radio documentary about the life and ideas of Melanie Klein made by Professor Richard Wollheim, broadcast in July 1983. Contributors include Elliott Jaques, Betty Joseph, Katharina Jones (Mrs Ernest Jones), Marion Milner, Jo Sandler and Hanna Segal. This is a scan of the original typed transcript - an accessible version is also available.

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BBC Radio 3 documentary on Klein - transcript (accessible version)

A transcript of a BBC radio documentary about the life and ideas of Melanie Klein made by Professor Richard Wollheim and broadcast in July 1983. Contributors include Elliot Jaques, Betty Joseph, Katharina Jones, Hans Thorner, Ronald Britton and Hanna Segal. The original typed transcript is also available.

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Bion on Sexuality, by Nicola Abel-Hirsch

A paper presented in 2015 at a seminar, 'The place of sexuality in the approaches of Melanie Klein and of Wilfred Bion', organised by the University of Essex Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. See below for a complementary paper, 'Melanie Klein's View of Sexuality' by Robert Hinshelwood, also presented at the seminar.

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Book Review: Clinical Klein by Robert Hinshelwood

Reviewed by Anthony Cantle

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Book review: Clinical Lectures on Klein and Bion, edited by Robin Anderson

Reviewed by Marie Bridge.

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Book review: Encounters with Melanie Klein by Elizabeth Spillius

Reviewed by Michael Brearley.

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Book review: Psychic Retreats by John Steiner

Reviewed by Chris Mawson.

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Discussion of John Steiner's presentation at the West Lodge Conference 2015

A transcript of the question and answer session following John Steiner's presentation, 'Melanie Klein's Technique Then and Now', at the West Lodge Conference in June 2015. To watch the full presentation, as well as comments from the panel and the audience discussion, visit the Audio and video section.

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Interview with Betty Joseph

Transcription of an interview with Daniel Pick and Jane Milton. Betty Joseph talks about her memories of Melanie Klein and about her own work, including developments she has made to Klein's theories.

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Interview with Betty Joseph - French translation

Transcription of an interview with Daniel Pick and Jane Milton. Betty Joseph talks about her memories of Melanie Klein and about her own work, including developments she has made to Klein's theories. Translated into French by Géraldine Le Roy.

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Interview with Hanna Segal: Memories of Melanie Klein

Hanna Segal talks to interviewers Daniel Pick and Jane Milton about Melanie Klein as a person, as well as personal reflections on Klein’s clinical and theoretical contributions.

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Interview with Hanna Segal: Memories of Melanie Klein - French translation

Hanna Segal talks to interviewers Daniel Pick and Jane Milton about Melanie Klein as a person, as well as personal reflections on Klein’s clinical and theoretical contributions. Translated into French by Géraldine Le Roy.

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John Steiner's 80th Birthday Meeting (March 2014): transcript

In a special meeting to mark John Steiner's 80th birthday, John talks about his long and rich career in psychoanalysis, with questions, reflections and thoughts from fellow analysts, colleagues, friends and former students.

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Meeting Eric Brenman transcript

Transcript of a video interview filmed in 2010 in which Eric Brenman talks about his life and career. The film (available in our Audio and video section) was made by The Institute of Psychoanalysis as part of its Encounters through Generations series.

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Melanie Klein Trust Conference 2016 (1): Where shall the word be found, where will the word resound? by Francesca Hume

A paper presented at the Melanie Klein Trust conference in 2016, The Effect of Omnipotence on the Analyst: Resonance, Dissonance or Silence. Francesca Hume describes an analysis in which there was a striking absence of feeling about the patient. She seemed unable to create a resonance within the analyst and this gave rise to considerations about why this should be the case. A discussion of this paper by Jane Milton, and a further conference paper presented by Ignês Sodré and discussion paper by Richard Rusbridger, are also available to download.

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Melanie Klein Trust Conference 2016 (2): Discussion of 'Where shall the word be found, where will the word resound?' by Jane Milton

A paper presented at the Melanie Klein Trust conference in 2016, The Effect of Omnipotence on the Analyst: Resonance, Dissonance or Silence. Jane Milton discusses Francesca Hume's paper, 'Where shall the word be found, where will the word resound? Absence of resonance and the struggle to find the right register'. Hume's paper, and a further conference paper presented by Ignês Sodré and discussion paper by Richard Rusbridger, are also available to download.

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Melanie Klein Trust Conference 2016 (3): Voices off: on fragmentation and the return of the split off, by Ignês Sodré

A paper presented at the Melanie Klein Trust conference in 2016, The Effect of Omnipotence on the Analyst: Resonance, Dissonance or Silence. Ignês Sodré uses a poem and a short story by the American Poet Elizabeth Bishop to illustrate the dilemma of a patient whose early experiences left him exposed to extreme anxiety. A discussion of this paper by Richard Rusbdriger, and a further conference paper by Francesca Hume and discussion paper by Jane Milton, are also available to download.

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Melanie Klein Trust Conference 2016 (4): Discussion of 'Voices off: On fragmentation and the return of the split off' by Richard Rusbridger

A paper presented at the Melanie Klein Trust conference in 2016, The Effect of Omnipotence on the Analyst: Resonance, Dissonance or Silence. Richard Rusbridger discusses Ignês Sodré's paper, 'Voices off: On fragmentation and the return of the split off'. Sodré's paper, and a further conference paper by Francesca Hume and discussion paper by Jane Milton, are also available to download.

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Melanie Klein's autobiographical 'fragments', transcribed and annotated by Professor Janet Sayers.

Melanie Klein was nearing the end of her life when, aged 77, she started work on her autobiography.  In it she says relatively little about her psychoanalytic work but much more about her Jewish forebears, her early years in Vienna with her older sisters and brother; her marriage and birth of her children and her life in Budapest. To this she adds an account of her life after World War I, the end of her marriage and her years in Berlin and London. The 10 typed fragments, the originals of which are in the Melanie Klein Archive at the Wellcome Library in London, have been gathered together by Janet Sayers and annotated with details in footnotes and italics in the main text.  This publication first appeared in Psychoanalysis and History 15(2), 2013: 127-163. It complements the full autobiography, transcribed by Robert Hinshelwood (see below) which came to light among Roger Money-Kyrle's archived papers in 2015.

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Melanie Klein's full autobiography, transcribed by Robert Hinshelwood

Klein worked on this version of her autobiography at the end of 1959, the year before she died. It appears to be a final compilation of many notes she had made throughout the year, and complements the existing annotated autobiographical ‘fragments’ published by Janet Sayers and John Forrester in 2013 (see above). This full version was published in 2016.

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Melanie Klein's View of Sexuality, by Robert Hinshelwood

A paper presented in 2015 at a seminar, 'The place of sexuality in the approaches of Melanie Klein and of Wilfred Bion', organised by the University of Essex Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies. See above for a complementary paper, 'Bion on Sexualty' by Nicola Abel-Hirsch, also presented at the seminar.

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My father, Herbert Rosenfeld

A presentation given by Angela Rosenfeld at the Institute of Psychoanalysis on 28 October 2015. Illustrated with numerous family photographs, it offers a detailed and personal account of the life and career of her father, Herbert Rosenfeld.

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Projective Identification: transcript of a panel discussion with Edna O'Shaugnessy and Elizabeth Spillius, June 2012

Visit the Audio and video page to listen to a recording of the discussion.

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Reflections of Melanie Klein, by James Gammill

Psychoanalyst and training analyst James Gammill talks about his personal memories of Melanie Klein.

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Reparation (1): Melanie Klein's Discovery of Reparation, by Claudia Frank

The first in a series of three papers presented during the seminar ‘Facing the Pain of Crimes and their Reparation’ at the 48th International Psychoanalytical Association congress, Prague, 2013. See also paper 2, Waiting for a Concept by Edna O’Shaughnessy and paper 3, Primitive Reparation and the Repetition Compulsion in the Analysis of a Borderline Patient, by Heinz Weiss.

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