Juliet Mitchell is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies at Jesus College, Cambridge. She is the author of several highly influential studies of the relations between psychoanalysis, gender and culture, including the groundbreaking Psychoanalysis and Feminism (1974), which challenged orthodox views of Freud as the patriarchal enemy of feminism. Subsequent books include Women: The Longest Revolution (1984) and Men and Medusa: Reclaiming Hysteria and the Sibling Relationship for the Human Condition (2000). A member of the Visiting Faculty for the London Consortium, Mitchell gives this years Consortium Summer Lecture in which she discusses issues around siblings and lateral relationships that are explored in her most recent study, Siblings: Sex and Violence (2003). In association with the London Consortium.