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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. (2023) 'On Tragedy and Desire in the Ethics of Psychoanalysis', in Owens, C. (ed.) Studying Lacan's Seminar VII: The Ethics of Psychoanalysis. London : Routledge. pp. 195 - 257. ISBN 13: 9780367420338. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Nobus, DM. (2023) '"Votre popularité parmi nous est immense": Le rôle de Michael Balint dans la scission de 1953'. Topique, 54 (1). pp. 9 - 29. ISSN: 0040-9375 Open Access Link

Journal article

Nobus, DM. (2023) 'The Sociological Interpretation of Dreams -- Bernard Lahire'. British Journal of Psychology, 114 (2, (accepted, in press)). pp. 547 - 548. ISSN: 0007-1269 Open Access Link

Journal article

Nobus, DM. (2023) 'The Seminar. Book IV: The Object Relation (1956-1957)'. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 104 (2). pp. 393 - 397. ISSN: 0020-7578 Open Access Link

Journal article

Nobus, DM. (2023) 'Between the Eyes and the Gaze: A Brief Commentary on Pierre Fédida's 'Anxiety in the Eyes''. Psychoanalysis and History, 25 (1). pp. 97 - 100. ISSN: 1460-8235 Open Access Link

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