Darian Leader

psicoanalista británico

Darian Leader es un psicoanalista británico y autor.[1]​ Es miembro fundador del Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR), y es conocido por su activismo por la salud mental.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Su libro más reciente es 'Strictly Bipolar' [Estrictamente Bipolar] ; el cual, Hilary Mantel lo describió como "'un libro oportuno para la época. Las ideas de Darian Leader son más consistentes, interesantes, más humanas y persuasivas que la coerción de lucro de la industria de la locura. En vez del burdo razonamiento que conduce a tratamiento equívoco o excesivo, ofrece esclarecimiento e insight; su libro es una contribución a un debate, pero también puede transformar vidas."[11]

Darian Leader es Presidente del College of Psychoanalysts,,[12]​ Consejero del Freud Museum, y catedrático Visitante Honorario en Psicoanálisis en la Universidad Roehampton.[13]



  • Lacan for Beginners, 1995, later editions with a changed title: Introducing Lacan (2000, 2005)
  • Why Do Women Write More Letters Than they Post?, 1996
  • Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late, 1997[14]
  • Freud's Footnotes, 2000[15]
  • Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us from Seeing, 2002[16]
  • Why Do People Get Ill? Exploring the Mind-Body-Connection (with David Corfield), 2007[17][18][19][20]
  • The New Black. Mourning, Melancholia and Depression, 2008[21][22][23][24]
  • What Is Madness?, 2011[25][26][27][28]


  • 1998 'A Response to the Photographs.' En Henry Bond (ed.) The Cult of the Street (London: Emily Tsingou Gallery).
  • 1988 'Entries on psychoanalysis.' En "Fontana Dictionary of Modern Though" (London Fontana).
  • 1990 'Trahison ou Traduction du Trait Pervers'. En "Navarin" (Paris).
  • 1997 Phantasy in Klein and Lacan.' En "The Klein-Lacan Dialogues" (London Rebus Press; Eds Bernard Burgoyne and Mary Sullivan)
  • 1998 Lacan’s Schema L, en 'Mapping the Soul, Models and Schemas in Psychoanalysis" (ed Bernard Burgoyne, London, Rebus Press)
  • 1998 'Beating Phantasies and Sexuation' en "Psychoanalysis and Sexual Difference" (ed "Renata Salecl", "Duke University Press".)
  • 2000 'Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams', en "Waterstone’s Guide to Literature", London, pp. 32–36.
  • 2003 'Lacan’s Myths', in Jean-Michel Rabate, ed, "‘The Cambridge Companion to Lacan’", (Cambridge University Press), pp.35-49.
  • 2004 'Can there be a monopoly on psychoanalysis?' en "'Who Owns Psychoanalysis?'", ed Ann Casement, London, Karnac Books.

Ensayos de arteEditar

  • 1998 'A Response to the Photographs' en Henry Bond, The Cult of the Street, Emily Tsingou Gallery, np.
  • 1999 'Body Swap', Marc Quinn, Hannover Kunstverein, np.
  • 2000 'Sculpture Between the Living and the Dead', en Marc Quinn, Milan, Prada Foundation, pp. 14–19.
  • 2002 'Animals Looking Sideways', en Olivier Richon, Royal College of Art.
  • 2002 'Eva Hesse', Tate Magazine, 2, pp. 78–81.
  • 2002 'The System of Rodney Grahams Costume Trilogy', en Rodney Graham, London, Whitechapel Gallery, pp. 35–43.
  • 2002 'Stealing the Mona Lisa, What Art Stops Us from Seeing', London, Faber and Faber.
  • 2003 'Out of Place', Art Review, 54, pp. 66–8.
  • 2003 'Elastic Band Reality', Modern Painters, 16, pp. 90–93.
  • 2003 'Drawing on Space', en Antony Gormley, Domain Field, Gateshead, Baltic, pp. 8–15.
  • 2003 'Anya Gallaccio', Modern Painters, 19.
  • 2003 'Drawing on Space in Domain Field at Winchester: Antony Gormley', Winchester, Hampshire Sculpture Trust, pp. 8–15
  • 2003 'Some Thoughts on Greenbergs Abstract, Representational, and So Forth', en Transmission, Speaking and Listening, ed Sharon Kivland and Lesley Sanderson, Sheffield Hallam University, pp. 15–21.
  • 2004 'Drawing in Space' in Antony Gormley, Making Space, Gateshead, Baltic, pp. 57–76
  • 2004 'What Turns Something into Something Else?' en Marc Quinn, Flesh, Irish Museum of Modern Art, pp.xi-xiv.
  • 2005 'The Double Life of Objects' en Cornelia Parker, Perpetual Canon, Stuttgart, Kerber Verlag, pp. 72–7.
  • 2005 'Sophy Rickett', Portfolio, 41, pp. 22–26.
  • 2005 'The Information', in Nigel Cooke, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
  • 2006 'Primal Scene Photography', en Bettina Von Zwehl, Steidl/Photoworks
  • 2006 'The Architecture of Life', en Jane and Louise Wilson: Sealander, Haunch of Venison, Zúrich
  • 2006 'Polymorphous Perverse: Tim Noble and Sue Webster', Time Out, December 12
  • 2007 'Chop Chop', en Loukia Alavanou, Haas and Fischer, Zúrich
  • 2008 'Life Painting' en Ed Cohen, Jeannie Freilich Gallery, New York
  • 2008 'Freudian Tales' en Alice Anderson, Artprojex, London
  • 2009 'Assault on the Egg' en Enrico David, Basel Kunstverein
  • 2009 'The Blank Page', en This is not a book about Gavin Turk, London, White Cube
  • 2009 'In Conversation with Jeff McMillan', The Possibility of an Island, Peer Gallery, London
  • 2009 'In Conversation with the Turner Prize artists', Tate Etc, forthcoming
  • 2009 'Forms of Attachment' en Martin Creed, Works, Thames and Hudson, London
  • 2010 On Antony Gormley, 'Being a Part of It', en Antony Gormley, 'One and Other', Jonathan Cape, London, pp. 312–7.
  • 2010 On Dawn Woolley, 'Cut-Outs', en 'Cut to the Measure of Desire', Cardiff n.p.
  • 2010 On Christian Marclay, 'Glue', en 'The Clock', White Cube, London n.p.
  • 2010 On Anish Kapoor, 'Turning the World Upside Down', en 'Turning the World Upside Down', Serpentine Gallery.
  • 2013 On Andrew Grassie, 'Looper', The Rennie Collection, Vancouver

Una lista de artículos periodísticos puede encontrarse en here.

Véase tambiénEditar


  1. Susanna Rustin "Getting in Touch" The Guardian, 26 January 2008.
  2. Leader, D. (9 de abril de 2009). «Talking therapy». Guardian. 
  3. Leader, D (2010). «Therapy shows us life is not neat or safe. So why judge it by those criteria?». University of Roehampton. Archivado desde el original el 13 de mayo de 2013. 
  4. Leader, D. (9 de septiembre de 2008). «A quick fix for the soul». Guardian. 
  5. Leader, D. (2011). «How psychiatry became a damage limitation exercise». Guardian. 
  6. Leader, D. (2011). «Anders Behring Breivik and the logic of madness». 
  7. Leader, D. «Darian Leader interviewed about the marketing of depression». 
  8. Leader, D. (2011). «What is Madness?». RSA. Archivado desde el original el 1 de octubre de 2013. Consultado el 28 de abril de 2013. 
  9. Leader, D. (2012). «Nail biting doesn't belong in psychiatry's list of OCD symptoms». Guardian. 
  10. Leader, D. (2013). «Bipolar memoirs: What have I done?». Guardian. 
  11. «Hilary Mantel's description of 'Strictly Bipolar'». Consultado el 2013. 
  12. «Copia archivada». Archivado desde el original el 2 de noviembre de 2013. Consultado el 19 de febrero de 2014. 
  13. https://web.archive.org/web/20130513215413/http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/Research-Centre-for-Therapeutic-Education/Members/
  14. Radin, Victoria (19 de noviembre de 1997). «Wednesday's Book: Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late by Darian Leader». London: The Independent, Wednesday, 19 November 1997. 
  15. Faber, & Faber,. «Freud's Footnotes: Darian Leader». 07.02.2000. Archivado desde el original el 1 de agosto de 2012. 
  16. Herman, David. «Stealing the Mona Lisa: what art stops us from seeing by Darian Leader». London: The Independent, Tuesday, 19 March 2002. 
  17. Appignanesi, Lisa (18 de febrero de 2007). «Sick in the head». London: The Observer, Sunday 18 February 2007. 
  18. Mantel, Hilary (24 de febrero de 2007). «All in the mind?». London: The Guardian, Saturday 24 February 2007. 
  19. Hanif Kureishi, Christopher Tayler, (11 de marzo de 2007). «Christopher Tayler & Hanif Kureishi review Why Do People Get Ill?». London: The Telegraph, 11 Mar 2007. 
  20. Jeffries, Stuart (23 de febrero de 2007). «Talking cure». London: The Guardian, Friday 23 February 2007. 
  21. Leith, William (5 de marzo de 2008). «The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression by Darian Leader». London: The Telegraph, 12:02AM GMT 05 Mar 2008. 
  22. Kureishi, Hanif. «The Sadness Epidemic». New Statesman, 21 February 2008. 
  23. Appignanesi, Lisa (25 de enero de 2008). «The New Black, By Darian Leader». London: The Independent, Friday, 25 January 2008. 
  24. Mantel, Hilary (2 de febrero de 2008). «Anatomy of melancholy». London: The Guardian, Saturday 2 February 2008. 
  25. Linklater, Alexander (9 de octubre de 2011). «What is Madness? by Darian Leader – review». London: The Observer, Sunday 9 October 2011. 
  26. Rose, Jacqueline (1 de octubre de 2011). «What Is Madness? by Darian Leader – review». London: \The Guardian, Thursday 29 September 2011. 
  27. Shakespeare, Nicholas (24 de octubre de 2011). «What Is Madness? by Darian Leader: review». London: The Telegraph, 24 Oct 2011. 
  28. Kureishi, Hanif (7 de octubre de 2011). «What is Madness?, By Darian Leader - Review». London: The Independent, Friday, 7 October 2011.