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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. and Beira, M. (2025) 'Psychoanalysis In Search of Itself: Jacques Lacan, T. S. Eliot, and the Seductions of Modernism', in Waller, T. and Richards, S. (eds.) Understanding Lacan, Understanding Modernism. London : Bloomsbury. ISBN 13: 9798765114902.

Book chapter

Nobus, DM. (2025) 'Sade Reads d'Holbach: Atheism, Materialism, and Atopy in the Rise of the Avant-Garde', in Martell, J. (ed.) Understanding Sade, Understanding Modernism. London; New York NY : Bloomsbury. ISBN 13: 9798765109151. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Nobus, DM. (2024) 'Must We Burn Masud Khan?'. Psychoanalysis and History, 26 (2). pp. 125 - 137. ISSN: 1460-8235

Journal article

Nobus, DM. (2024) 'Psychoanalytic Currency: Money, Commensurability, and Clinical Economies from Freud to Lacan', in Tinguely, JJ. (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Money. New York NY : Palgrave. , Vol 2: Modern Thought. pp. 577 - 596. ISBN 13: 9783031541391. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Nobus, DM. and Gilhooly, K. (2024) 'Theodor Reik on Creativity as a Conscious and Unconscious Activity', in Glāveanu, V., Puccio, G. and Schwartz, M. (eds.) The Mid-Century Creativity Reader. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

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