Join us for an online seminar on a psychoanalytic biography of Kanye West (Ye).

In this Lacan Scotland talk, Robert Beshara will build on his work in A Psychoanalytic Biography of Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love, which covers five years in Kanye West’s career (2016-2021), to reflect further on the ethics, politics, and aesthetics of his latest music project Vultures 1–his collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign. The talk will focus, in particular, on the question of fascism while also considering the specificity of Ye’s manic-depressive subjectivity.

Robert K. Beshara, Ph.D., is the author of Decolonial Psychoanalysis: Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies (Routledge, 2019), Freud and Said: Contrapuntal Psychoanalysis as Liberation Praxis(Palgrave, 2021), A Psychoanalytic Biography of Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love (Cambridge Scholars, 2023), and Transmodern Cinema and Decolonial Film Theory: A Study of Youssef Chahine’s al-Masir (Bloomsbury, 2024). He is also the editor of A Critical Introduction to Psychology (Nova, 2019) and Critical Psychology Praxis: Psychosocial Non-Alignment to Modernity/Coloniality (Routledge, 2021). Further, he is the translator of Mourad Wahba’s (1995) Fundamentalism and Secularization(Bloomsbury, 2022). He is the founder of the Critical Psychology website: Finally, he works as Associate Professor of Psychology & Humanities and Chair of Arts & Human Sciences at Northern New Mexico College. For more information, please visit

The seminar will take place on Zoom on Thursday 25 April 2024 at 8pm-9:30pm British Summer Time (BST) London time.

The event is open to everyone and free with registration via Eventbrite. The Zoom link will be available for registrants on the ‘Online Event Page’ (found when accessing your ticket on Eventbrite) on the day of the seminar.

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