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Recent & forthcoming publications & events

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Klara Naszkowska book launch / public lecture "Early Women Psychoanalysts: A Story of Sabina Spielrein," May 2, 2024.

Center for Jewish Studies, Fordham University, NY

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Ana Tomčić and John Launer, "Sabina Spielrein: Pioneer of Medical Science" in Early Women Psychoanalysts: History, Biography, and Contemporary Relevance, ed. by K. Naszkowska, Routledge, 2024. 

Håvard Friis Nilsen’s chapter “Nic Waal: Speaking in Tongues” is available in Open Access:

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Dr. Klara Naszkowska sat down with Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, host of the award-winning Rendering Unconscious podcast to talk about the book Early Women Psychoanalysis and the work of the International Association for Spielrein Studies. 

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The Untold Story of Sabina Spielrein: Healed & Haunted by Love.  Unpublished Russian Diary and Letters, transl. H. Z. Lothane & V. Shpilrain. The Unconscious in Translation, 2023.

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Henry Zvi Lothane, "The Untold Story of Sabina Spielrein:  New Translation Provides Insights into a Key Patient and Analyst - in the History of Psychoanalysis,"  with illustrations by Austin Hughes, TAP Magazine, Vol. 58, No. 1, Spring 2024. 

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Kathy Sinsheimer, "Sabina and Me: How Thinking About Sabina Spielrein Accompanied Me Through The Early Pandemic,"  Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, Vol.  13, No. 1, Spring 2023.

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Sabina Spielrein, "‘Dream of “Father Freudenreich,”’ transl. D. J. Peterson, American Imago, Vol. 78, No. 4, Summer 2022.

Klara Naszkowska, “Sabina Spielrein: to Love, to Die, to be Reborn,” American Imago, Vol. 78, No. 4, Summer 2022.

Fátima Caropreso and Richard Theisen Simanke, "Barbara Low and Sabina Spielrein: Misrepresentations of their Works in the History of Psychoanalysis", American Imago, Vol. 78, No. 4, Summer 2022.


International Conference Sabina Spielrein and the Early Female Pioneers of Psychoanalysis, a combination of pre-recorded presentations and a webinar

April 10, 2022, 12:00 noon - 4:00 P.M. Eastern (New York) Time (Sunday) 

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John Launer, “Sabina Spielrein: Her Life, Erasure, Rediscovery and Recognition as a Key Psychoanalytic Thinker,” European Judaism, Vol 55, Issue 1, March 2022, pp. 98-111.

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Sabina Spielrein, "Destrukcja jako przyczyna stawania się," Imago psychoanalizy. Antologia, ed by A. Sobolewska,  Słowo/obraz terytoria, 2021, pp. 205-247.


Sabina Spielrein: History and Contemporary Relevance.  

The First Webinar  of the International Association for Spielrein Studies, 2021

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Lilianna Kiejzik, Valentin Balanovsky, "Sabina Spielrein (1885-1942), czyli o prawdziwych przyczynach sukcesów Freuda i Junga," Kobiety w filozofii rosyjskiej filozofowie rosyjscy o kobietach, ed. by L. Kiejzik, N. Orlova,  Uniwersytet Zielonogórski, 2021.

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Esther Rapoport, "Sabina Spielrein’s death drive, queer experience and psychoanalytic twogetherness," Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Vol. 22, Issue 3, 2021.

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Michael Gerard Plastow, Sabina Spielrein: Sabina Spielrein, poésie et vérité: L'écriture et la fin de l'analyse, Érès, 2021.

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Renata Udler Cromberg, Sabina Spielrein. Una pioneira da psicanálise. Obras completas [Sabina Spielrein, a Pioneer of Psychoanalysis. Complete Works] vols. 1 (2nd edition) & 2, 2021.

Fátima Caropreso, "Subliminal thought according to Sabina Spielrein's psychoanalytic theory," Psicologia Clinica, Vol. 33 (1), 2021, pp. 141-159.

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Katalin Faluvégi, "Psychiatry/psychology and linguistics meeting in a psychoanalytical and developmental psychology framework,"  Imágó Budapest, Vol. 10 (1), 2021, pp. 63-76.

Michael Gerard Plastow,  “You would like to climb, and the devil seizes you by the feet and drags you down,” The Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne, Vol. 26, 2021.

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Klara Naszkowska, "The language of the mother and the language of the father: Sabina Spielrein’s anticipation of the concepts of Jacques Lacan, Hélène Cixous and Luce Iragaray", lecture at the Sándor Ferenczi Center, the New School for Social Research (in collaboration with the Philosophy Department, Oct. 1, 2020,

Michael Gerard Plastow, “Spielrein, Sabina,”  The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Children and Childhood Studies, Vol. 1, ed. by Daniel Cook, SAGE Publications, 2020, pp. 1486-1488. 


Violaine Gelly, Skradzione życie Sabiny Spielrein, transl. A. Parzymies, Dialog, 2020.


Fátima Caropreso, "Sabina Spielrein’s theory of the origin and development of language," The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 101, Issue 4, pp. 706-723, 2020.


Klara Naszkowska, "Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942). W poszukiwaniu własnej drogi" ["Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942). In search for her own path"], in: Psychoanaliza w cieniu wojny i zagłady, ed. by E. Kobylińska–Dehe, Universitas, 2020.


Francisco Balbuena, "Sabina Spielrein: From Being a Psychiatric Patient to Becoming an Analyst Herself", The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 80, Issue 3 , pp. 281-308, 2020.

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Sabina Spielrein and the Beginnings of Psychoanalysis: Image, Thought, and Languageed. by P. Cooper-White & F. Kelcourse, Routledge, 2019.

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Michael Gerard Plastow, Sabina Spielrein and the Poetry of Psychoanalysis

Writing and the End of AnalysisRoutledge, 2019.

Fátima Caropreso, "Sabina Spielrein's theoretical views in her letter to Carl Gustav Jung (1917-1918)", Psicologia USP, vol. 30, 2019.

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The Essential Writings of Sabina Spielrein. Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, 

ed. by R. Cape & R. Burt, Routledge, 2018.

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Violaine Gelly (with Paul Gradvohl), La vie dérobée de Sabina Spielrein [The Secret Life of Sabina Spielrein], Fayard, 2018.

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Faluvégi Katalin, "Nyelvészeti kapcsolódások a korai pszichoanalitikusoknál: Freud, Ferenczi, Spielrein, Hollós" ["Linguistic connections in early psychoanalysts: Freud, Ferenczi, Spielrein, Hollós"]. IMÁGÓ Budapest, no. 7(3), pp. 30-52, 2018.

Pamela Cooper-White, Old and Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis,  chapter "Death and Resurrection: Sabina Spielrein (1885-1942)," Routledge, 2017.


Esther Rapoport & Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, "Learning from Sabina Spielrein: charting a path for a relational drive theory". International Body Psychotherapy Journal,  vol. 16, no 3, fall 2017, pp. 47-62, 2017.


Fátima Caropreso, "The death instinct and the mental dimension beyond the pleasure principle in the works of Spielrein and Freud", The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, vol.  98, issue 6, pp. 1741-1762, 2017.

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Michael Gerard Plastow, "The Watershed of the Symptom: from Rhine to Rhône with Piaget and Spielrein", in: C. Owens & S. Farrelly Quinn (eds.). Lacanian Psychoanalysis with Babies, Children, and Adolescents: Further Notes on the Child, pp. 123–137, Karnac, 2017. 

Adrienne Harris, "The Ghost behind the Ghost," in: A. Harris, M. Kalb & S. Klebanoff (eds.). Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis, pp. 115-120, Routledge, 2016.

Sabine Richebächer, ‘"I Long to Get Together with All of You…’: A Letter of Sabina Spielrein-Scheftel (Rostov-on-Don) to Max Eitingon, 24 August 1927", Psychoanalysis and History, vol. 18, pp. 119-133, 2016.

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Michael Gerard Plastow, "Entre destruction et werden: Sabina Spielrein” [Between Destruction and werden: Sabina Spielrein], Essaim, vol1 (n° 36), pp. 59- 68, 2016.

Michael Gerard Plastow, "Sabina Spielrein et L'Amour de Transfert"(presented at the Summer Seminar of the Association Lacanienne Internationale),, 2016. 


Michael Gerard Plastow, "Sabina Spielrein, ou la transmission par lettres,"  La Célibataire, No. 31: Réflexion sur les Imposibles Transmissions de la Psychanalyse,

pp. 67-71, 2016.

Marcus Silva, "Destruição e devir de Sabina Spielrein" [Sabina Spielrein's Destruction and Becoming]. V Congresso Nacional de Psicanalise, Direito e Literatura, pp. 152-160, 2016.

Henry Zvi Lothane, "Sabina Spielrein's Siegfried and other myths: facts vs. fictions," International Forum of Psychoanalysis, vol. 25, pp. 40-49, 2015.

John Launer, Sex versus SurvivalThe Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein, Overlook Press., 2015 

Sabina Spielrein: Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, ed. by C. Covington &

B. Wharton, revised edition, Routledge, 2015.

Adrienne Harris, "Language is there to bewilder itself and others: theoretical and clinical contributions of Sabina Spielrein," Journal of American Psychoanalytical Association, vol. 63, pp. 727-767, 2015.

John Launer, "Carl Jung’s relationship with Sabina Spielrein: a reassessment," 

International Journal of Jungian Studies, vol. 7, pp. 179-193, 2015.

Pamela Cooper-White, "A Comparative Timeline: Spielrein, Freud, and Jung," Pastoral Psychology, vol. 64, pp. 235-240, 2015.

"Introduction to Special Symposium: Beyond A Dangerous Method: Reclaiming Sabina Spielrein's Voice in the Field of Psychology and Religion," Pastoral Psychology, vol. 64, pp. 231-233, 2015.   

"The Power that Beautifies and Destroys: Sabina Spielrein and Destruction as a Cause of Coming into Being," Pastoral Psychology, vol. 64, pp. 259–278, 2015. 

Klara Naszkowska, "Kim naprawdę była Sabina Spielrein?" [Who really was Sabina Spielrein], theatre programme to The Talking Cure by C. Hampton, Warsaw Dramatic Theatre, pp. 5-15, 2015.

Lance Owens, Jung in Love: The "Mysterium" in "Liber Novus,"  Königshausen & Neumann, 2015.

Marcus Silva, A construção da pulsão de morte freudiana, chapter "Agressividade, Destrutividade e Pulsão de Morte" [Aggressiveness, Destructiveness and Death Instinct], 2015.

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