CRPMS (Centre for research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society), University Paris Diderot
Paris | France
Additional Specialties: Psychoanalysis
Dr Nicolas Evzonas (PhD in Literature) is a psychodynamically oriented therapist with a private and institutional practice in Paris. He is also a researcher at the Center for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Society (CRPMS) at the University of Paris. He is the author of some forty articles in the fields of literature, cinema, psychopathology, and psychoanalysis written in French, English, Greek, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is currently co-editing a special issue of Psychoanalytic Inquiry on “Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Issues in France: Sexualities, Gender, Class, and Race.”
Primary Affiliation: CRPMS (Centre for research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society), University Paris Diderot - Paris , France
Psychoanal Rev 2019 Oct;106(5):385-416
CRPMS (Centre for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Society), University of Paris, F-75013 Paris, France. E-mail:
Eager to distance himself from the clinical mistreatment and theoretical arrogance shown toward a gender-variant population, a self-identified cis-gendered male clinician-researcher narrates his experiences, difficulties, and doubts from a psychoanalytic standpoint in his interactions with a transgender adult in an institutional setting. He thus addresses from a pluralistic perspective the intrapsychic concerns and sociocultural norms that contribute to the patient's suffering, as well as the therapist's own vulnerability and countertransference challenges in this situation. By reflecting on the very traps that he fell into when writing a previous version of this article, the author proposes a focused narrative, co-signed by his supervisor, to provide the reader with a cautionary tale of how easily a clinician's efforts to understand may devolve into objectifications embedded in the history of analytic thinking.
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Nicolas Evzonas (2018) Sándor Ferenczi’s multiple confusions of tongues and their influence on psychoanalytical thinking, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 99:1, 230-247, DOI: 10.1080/00207578.2017.1399072
The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Using a poststructuralist model, this article explores the lecture given by Ferenczi and published under the title “Confusion of Tongues between Adults and the Child—(The Language of Tenderness and Passion).” By initially focusing on the closed structure of the text, the author identifies two types of confusion of tongues that are closely interlinked: the confusion between adults and the child, and that between the analyst and the analysand. By then placing the manuscript within the corpus of Ferenczi, he connects it to the latter’s multilingualism and pleads in favour of autobiographical determinants for psychoanalytic conceptualizations. This positioning of the text in its historical framework also enables it to be situated in the context of the metapsychological confusion of tongues between Freud and Ferenczi, and to delimit the influence of Ferenczi’s ideas in psychoanalytic posterity.
Psychoanal Rev 2018 Jun;105(3):257-277
CRPMS (Centre for Research in Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Society), UFR of Psychoanalytic Studies, Diderot University-Paris VII, Sorbonne Paris Cité University Group, 8, Rue Albert Einstein, 75013 Paris, France. E-mail:
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Int J Psychoanal 2017 Jul 21. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
CRPMS (Centre de Recherche Psychanalyse, Médecine et Société) [Centre for Research on Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society] 8, rue Albert Einstein, 75013, Paris, France.
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This contribution explores the themes of fantasy underlying “Eros the Harvester” (“Θέρος-Ἔρος”), a short story by modern Greece’s most emblematic prose writer, Alexandros Papadiamantis. A close reading of the eventful love affair depicted in this story, subtitled “A May Day Idyll,” uncovers the dramatic consequences of consummation and introduces the wider theme of the author’s problematic view of erotic love. The narrative includes an array of motifs whose complete meaning fully develops in Papadiamantis’s later writings: the interconnectedness of blossoming virginity and spring; the close relationship between two characters representing antithetical expressions of desire; the voyeuristic and sadistic drives of the narrator; an ambivalent attitude toward nuptials; and the overdetermined symbolism of bleeding.
Journal of Modern Greek Studies Johns Hopkins University Press Volume 32, Number 1, May 2014 pp. 111-131 10.1353/mgs.2014.0030
Journal of Modern Greek Studies