Dr Beth Guilding
academic, Goldsmiths, University of London; co-editor, Narrating the Passions: new perspectives from modern and contemporary literature; columnist, Times Higher Education

Dr Beth Guilding is an academic from Goldsmiths, University of London. She completed her PhD with no corrections in January 2017. Beth’s thesis focused on the relationship between the child and adult self in the philosophy of Maurice Blanchot, from a combination of psychoanalytic, philosophical and literary perspectives. Between 2015-2018, Beth taught literary theory and psychoanalysis to undergraduate students, and lectured on Maurice Blanchot for MA students. She now lectures on psychoanalysis, as well as writing for the Times Higher Education supplement. Beth is an invited member of the International Network of Comparative Humanities, funded by Princeton University and The University of Notre Dame and co-edited, along with Simona Corso, a volume of essays titled Narrating the Passions: New Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Literature (2017). Beth is currently preparing her thesis for publication, while continuing her research in psychoanalytic theory and French philosophy.


Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Level G Studio
From self to selfie: Lasch’s Culture of Narcissism, 40 years on

Sunday 3 November, 17:30 Auditorium 1
What does it mean to be normal?