Psychoanalytic Practices brings together participants from both clinical and academic communities to ask how, today, we receive and reply to the Freudian legacy. The seminar pursues this inquiry in two ways. First, we convene a monthly reading group with regular membership that builds its discussion around sustained engagements with core texts. In 2017-18, the reading group will continue to develop this past year's discussion under the new title Eros and Sublimation in Psychoanalysis and Art. Those interested in joining should contact Humphrey Morris at humphreymorris@gmail.com. Second, we hold seminars given by invited guests from a range of disciplines. Our speakers hark from all over the world to address psychoanalytic theory/practice on its own as well as in relation to political, historical, aesthetic, theological, philosophical, and contemporary theoretical arenas. We pre-circulate papers whenever possible for the sake of encouraging seminar participation, the aim of such interaction being to generate new thought within psychoanalysis as well as through interdisciplinary connections. This fall, we will continue our two-year series of seminars on the topic of Psychoanalysis and Islam. Please send (especially local) speaker recommendations to restuccia@rcn.com.


Upcoming Events

Kiarina Kordela, Macalester College
Biopower in the Era of Affect
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:30pm
Room 133, Barker Center

Past Events 2016 - 17

Joan Copjec, Brown University
Death Goes On: Kiarostami and Capitalism
Nathan Gorelick, Utah Valley University
Islam, Psychoanalysis, Revolution
Gohar Homayounpour, Shahid Beheshti University Tehran
Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran: Triumphs and Laments

Past Events 2015 - 16

Anna Kornbluh, University of Illinois at Chicago
States of Psychoanalysis: Formalization and the Space of the Political
Tracy McNulty, Cornell University
The Speculative Mythology of the Death Drive
A Graduate Symposium on Kristeva
Lee Edelman, Tufts University
Being/Divided: Psychoanalysis, Queerness, and Ontological Negation

Past Events 2014 - 15

Daniel Heller-Roazen, Princeton University
Four Remarks on Infinite Names
Charles Shepherdson, Brown University
Affect and the Dispossession of the Self in Aesthetic Experience – From Kant to Nancy
David Kishik, Emerson College
Sad is Eros, Builder of Cities: Reading Walter Benjamin’s Manhattan Project

Past Events 2013 - 14

Julia Kristeva, University of Paris 7-Diderot (Emerita) and Psychoanalytic Society of Paris
Discussion of Kristeva's Lecture on "New Forms of Revolt"
Adrian Johnston, University of New Mexico
Nine Philosophical Dimensions of Psychoanalysis: A Transcendental Materialist Engagement with Freud and Lacan
Adam Kotsko, Shimer College
Why Agamben Needs Psychoanalysis

Past Events 2012 - 13

Maria Margaroni, University of Cyprus
"Julia Kristeva's Voyage in 'the Theresian Continent': The Malady of Love and the Enigma of an Incarnated, Sharable, Smiling Imaginary"
Eric Santner, University of Chicago
"The Royal Remains"
Martin Hägglund, Yale University
"'Beauty that must die': A Seminar on Desire in Hägglund's Dying for Time"

Past Events 2011 - 12

Slavoj Zizek, New York University
"The Ontology of Sexual Difference"
Two Talks by Kelly Oliver, Vanderbilt University
Hilary Neroni, University of Vermont
“The Subject of Biopolitics: Contesting the Tortured Body”

Past Events 2010 - 11

James Penney, Trent University
"The Shameful Body"
Jean Wyatt, Occidental College
"Jean Laplanche and Toni Morrison: Enigmatic Signifying"
on Freud's "Delusion and Dream in Wilhelm Jensen's Gradiva"