Students Staff

12 April 2013

Essex philosopher completes BBC short film on Freud and grief

Dr Timothy Secret - lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex - has just completed a new short film for the BBC.

The film, which can be watched via the Arts and Culture section of the BBC website, looks at our common responses to grief, and the influence of Sigmund Freud's controversial essay 'Mourning and Melancholia', in which the founder of psychoanalysis argued that grief can be divided into healthy and unhealthy variants - in either case, something to be recovered from, and an illness to be cured.

This is one of a series of films made as part of the New Generation Thinkers programme developed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3 to identify academics in the early stages of their academic career who have the potential to turn their ground breaking ideas into sensational broadcasting. Dr Secret is one of just 10 academics selected as a New Generation Thinker this year and he has been working with producers from BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television Arts.

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