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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. (2021) 'Errare Humanum Est . . . On Psychoanalysis as Morosophy', in Zeiher, C. (ed.) Psychoanalytic Reflections on Stupidity and Stupor. New York NY; London : Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 113 - 157. ISBN 13: 9781786616203. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Nobus, DM. (2021) 'Narcissism and the Pleasures of Extinction: For the Centenary of 'Beyond the Pleasure Principle''. European Journal of Psychoanalysis, 15 (1). pp. 1 - 40. ISSN: 2284-1059 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. 1 - 16. ISSN: 1866-7953 Open Access Link

Journal article

Nobus, DM. (2021) 'Lacan with Antigone: Tragedy and Desire in the Ethics of Psychoanalysis', in Owens, C. (ed.) Studying Lacan's Seminar VII. London : Routledge. pp. 1 - 63. ISBN 13: 9780367353445. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Nobus, DM. (2021) 'Nepnieuws ('Fake News')', in Vanderbeeken, R. and Zahidi, K. (eds.) Hondenfluitjes van de Vlaamse elite. Berchem : EPO. ISBN 13: 9789462672932. Open Access Link

Book chapter
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