Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Ph.D. candidate, philosophy of religion.

Research interests: philosophy, religion, psychoanalysis and art.


About the research

In my thesis, I examine a connection between madness and the divine in Plato and George Bataille relying on Jacques Lacan's psychoanalysis.

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Teaching at undergraduate courses.

Lacan and Hermeneutics of Knowledge. Hermeneutics and Phenomenology, NSPR, Oslo 8-9 Juni 2007.

Some Remarks on Non-Relation Concerning the Relational Self. Religion and Subjectivity: Reconsidering the Relational Self, Center for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen, 13-15 March 2008.

Sacrifice as a Foundational Myth of Demand, Desire and Prohibition or the Dialectic of Law and Event. Sacrifce, ESPR, Oslo, 28-31 August 2008.

Insistence of the Cynical. Cynism and other Forms of Ideology, NSU Symposium, Nice, 19-22 March 2009.

Gud i Jacques Lacans psykoanalys. (God in Jacques Lacans Psychoanalysis) Svenska kyrkans forskardagar, Stockholm, 2-3 December 2009.

Public lectures:
Tröst – att ge vad man inte har till någon som inte vill ha det. (Comfort – to give what one do not have to someone who do not want it) Comfort and Fear, HT-dagarna, Lund, 24-25 April 2009.

Ge vad du inte har till en som inte vill ha det. (Give what you do not want to the one who do not want it.) Symposium ”The Cellar of Love”, Teater Institutet, Inkonst, Malmö, 12 December 2009.

Woman and the Mystery of the Speaking Body. Lecture-performance, Institutet Theatre, Inkonst, Malmö, 9 May 2011.

God is unconscious. A lecture at City Library organized by "Aning", association for psychoanalysis and philosophy, 19 April 2012.

Ervik Cejvan

Doctoral Student
Studies in Faith and World Views
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

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