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Marguerite Valentine

Marguerite Valentine

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About the Author

I am interested in writing about women’s lives and the issues they may have to confront. As a member of a women’s group which established one of the first Women’s Refuges in the U.K, I went on to research for a PhD at  the University of Warwick, subsequently moving into Child Care  with a special interest in Child Protection. I then trained as a psychotherapist. Often moved by what I heard,  it is their experiences which drive my writing. The characters I write of, though imagined, share the struggle to survive and overcome what life throws at them.

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Recent Publications

‘Time, Space and Memory in ‘Last Year in Marienbad’ International Journal of Psychoanalysis. , International Journal of Psychoanalysis. , 2012
‘Death’s Dream Kingdom’ the representation of the Unconscious in the film ‘Apocalypse Now’. , 2010
‘Editorial Introduction to Papers on Matte Blanco’ , Aug.BJP. , 2010
‘Psychiatry and the Cinema’ A Review , BJP Vol.24. , 2008
‘Those that the Gods seek to destroy, they first make mad : an analytic discussion of the depiction of sado-masochism in the film ‘The Night Porter.’ , BJP.Vol.23. , 2007

Awards and Residencies

British Journal of Psychotherapy prize for best Student Essay
National award for best Arts and Psychoanalysis Paper. 2007

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