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Professor Dany Nobus

Professor Dany Nobus
Professor - Psychology


Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, former Chair and Fellow of the Freud Museum London, Founding Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Creighton University, Omaha NE. Visiting Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts--Boston. Main research interests include the history, theory and practice of psychoanalysis, the history of psychiatry, the intersections between psychoanalysis, philosophy and the arts, and the history of ideas, especially with reference to the Renaissance and Early Modern periods. In 2017, Dany Nobus was awarded the Sarton medal of the University of Ghent for his outstanding contributions to psychoanalytic historiography.


  • PhD Psychology (Ghent)
  • MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Ghent)
  • MSc Clinical Psychology (Ghent)
  • BSc Psychology (Ghent)

Newest selected publications

Nobus, DM. (2022) 'Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason: Studies in Lacanian Theory and Practice'. London-New York NY: Routledge. ISSN 10: 1032172118 ISSN 13: 978-1032172118


Nobus, DM. (2022) 'Reading the Illegible: On Žižek's Interpretation of Lacan's 'Kant with Sade'', in Finkelde, D. and McGowan, T. (eds.) Žižek and His Critics. London; New York, NY : Bloomsbury.Open Access Link

Book chapter

Nobus, DM. (2021) 'The Dialectic of Blasphemy: Transgressive Speech from Luther to Freud and Beyond'. American Imago, 78 (4). pp. 1 - 35. ISSN: 0065-860X Open Access Link

Journal article

Nobus, DM., Lockheart, J., Holzinger, B., Adler, K., Barrett, D., Wessely, Z. and et al. (2021) '120th Anniversary Event for "Dora" Telling Her Burning House Dream to Freud'. International Journal of Dream Research, 14 (2). pp. 202 - 208. ISSN: 1866-7953 Open Access Link

Journal article

Nobus, DM. (2021) '"Si Fractus Illabatur Orbis...": Om Freuds 'bortom', narcissismen och utplåningens lustar', in Lerner, P. and Wessely, T. (eds.) Freud och dödsdriften. Stockholm : TankeKraft Förlag. pp. 24 - 55. ISBN 13: 978-9188203588. Open Access Link

Book chapter
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