Meg Harris Williams – The Growing Germ of Thought: The Influence on Bion of the Romantic Poets

speaker_MegHarrisWilliamsMeg Harris Williams is a writer and artist with a lifelong psychoanalytic education; her mother was Martha Harris of the Tavistock Centre, and her stepfather Donald Meltzer. She read English at Cambridge and Oxford and her first book to marry poetic and psychoanalytic epistemologies was Inspiration in Milton and Keats (1981). Since then she has continued to write on the poetic origins of psychoanalytic thinking and the aesthetic implications for psychoanalysis, in many books and articles including A Strange Way of Killing (1987), The Apprehension of Beauty (1988), The Chamber of Maiden Thought (1992), The Vale of Soulmaking: the post Kleinian model of the mind (2005). Her most recent books are The Aesthetic Development: the poetic spirit of psychoanalysis and Bion’s Dream (forthcoming Karnac 2009). She is editor of The Harris Meltzer Trust. Website: www.artlit.info

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