Josh Cohen in Conversation with Akshi Singh

Solitudes researcher, Akshi Singh, interviews psychoanalyst and writer, Josh Cohen about the moments of isolation and connection found between patient and therapist during the pandemic.

Akshi Singh sat down with Josh Cohen to discuss the shifts that occurred when therapy moved online during the pandemic. They explore the losses and gains, how lockdown affected our psychic spaces, and our capacity to be alone in the presence of others. Listen to the conversation below.

Josh Cohen is Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of books and articles on modern literature, cultural theory and psychoanalysis, including How to Read: Freud, The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark, and Not Working Akshi Singh is a postdoctoral research fellow on the ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ project at Queen Mary University of London.