Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Locked Up: ‘Patients’ and their Gaolers. 2. Kate Millett. Kate Millett conducts Inner Circle Seminar 163 (8 May 2011)

Kate Millett
photograph by Cynthia MacAdams

Kate Millett
photograph by Cynthia MacAdams

Kate Millett
photograph by Cynthia MacAdams

Locked Up: ‘Patients’ and their Gaolers

2. Kate Millett

Kate Millett
Inner Circle Seminar No. 163
introduced by

Anthony Stadlen
Sunday 8 May 2011
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Kate Millett (born 14 September 1934) is one of the world’s leading feminists. She is a social historian, author and sculptor. Her books, on a wide range of subjects, include Sexual Politics (1970), The Prostitution Papers (1973), Flying (1974), Sita (1977), The Basement (1979), Going to Iran (1979), Believe me, you don't want a picture of that! (1991), The Politics of Cruelty (1994), A.D.: A Memoir (1995), and Mother Millett (2002). In The Loony Bin Trip (1990) she describes her psychiatric incarceration as a ‘mental patient’ in the USA and Ireland. She went to court to obtain her release in the USA, and succeeded in changing the State of Minnesota’s commitment law. She has continued to expose and oppose psychiatric coercion and torture. In today’s seminar Kate Millett will describe her experiences of psychiatry, and will help us make intelligible the interpersonal and social interactions which led to her being locked up. Your contribution to the discussion will be welcome.

Venue: Durrants Hotel, 26–32 George Street, Marylebone, London W1H 5BJ(
Cost: Students £108, others £135, some bursaries; mineral water, coffee, tea, biscuits and liquorice allsorts included
Apply to: Anthony Stadlen, ‘Oakleigh’, 2A Alexandra Avenue, London N22 7XE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8888 6857 E-mail:
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The Inner Circle Seminars were founded by Anthony Stadlen in 1996 as an ethical, existential, phenomenological search for truth in psychotherapy. They have been kindly described by Thomas Szasz as ‘Institute for Advanced Studies in the Moral Foundations of Human Decency and Helpfulness’. But they are independent of all institutes, schools and colleges.

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