The Psychoanalysis Reading Group
The Psychoanalysis Reading Group is a forum where graduate students and faculty can gather to discuss recent research in the context of the history of analysis, as theory and practice. The group discusses a wide range of works: from founding texts, to canonical and non-canonical historical developments throughout the 20th and 21st century, to the major issues of current debates. At each session, a faculty member proposes a text related to her or his research, introduces it and leads the discussion.
For RSVP and more information, comments or suggestions, please contact:
Miguel Caballero (email@example.com)
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/16
10. Rubén Gallo (Spanish and Portuguese - Program in Latin American Studies)
Monday 11/09/15, 5 pm. Room 40 McCosh Hall (RSVP by 11/04)
"Freud, Sex and Money"
11. Peter Brooks (Comparative Literature - University Center for Human Values)
Monday 11/16/15, 5 pm. Room 40 McCosh Hall (RSVP by 11/11)
Sigmund Freud, "Thoughts for the Times on War and Death", 1915.
12. Sarah Wasserman (University of Delaware)
Monday 12/07/15, 5 pm. Room 40 McCosh Hall (RSVP by 12/02)
"Object Relations: Psychoanalysis and Material Cultural Studies"
13. Patricia Gherovici (Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, New York)
Monday 2/15/16, 5 pm. Room TBD (RSVP by 2/10)
"Psychoanalysis Needs a Sex Change: Lacanian Approaches to Sexual and Social Difference"
14. Serguei Oushakine (Slavic)
Monday 3/7/15, 5 pm. Room TBD (RSVP by 3/2)
"Displacement and Condensation: Lacan and Jakobson on Metaphor and Metonymy"
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/15
1. Avraham Rot (Humanities - Johns Hopkins, PhD Candidate)
Monday 9/22/14, 5 pm. Room Friend 006 (RSVP by 09/17)
"On Anxiety and Boredom in Freud and Heidegger"
Sigmund Freud. Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Psychoanalyse [Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis], Lecture 25: "Anxiety", 1917
—. Hemmung, Symptom und Angst [Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety], 1926
2. John Borneman (Anthropology)
Monday 10/13/14, 5 pm. Room Friend 006 (RSVP by 10/08)
"Talking, Dreaming, and Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalytic Practice"
Ogden, Thomas H. “On talking as dreaming”. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 88, 2007: 575-89
3. Susan Sugarman (Psychology)
Monday 11/3/14, 5 pm. Room Friend 006 (RSVP by 10/29)
"On Freud's Theory of Mind: Reductive or Axiomatic? The General Theory as Seen Through His Discourse on the Pleasure Princple"
Sigmund Freud. "Formulierungen über die zwei Prinzipien des psychischen Geschehens". [Formulations on two Principles in Mental Functioning], 1911
—. Die Traumdeutung [The Interpretation of Dreams], 1899. Two paragraphs in the middle of Section C, Chapter VII, starting from "There can be no doubt that [the mental] apparatus has only reached its present perfection after a long period of development..."
—. Jenseits des Lustprinzips [Beyond the Pleasure Principle], 1920
—. [The Economic Problem in Masochism], 1924. Introduction
4. Anthony Vidler (Architecture - The Cooper Union)
Monday 11/17/14, 5 pm. Room Friend 006 (RSVP by 11/12)
"The Architectural Uncanny"
Sigmund Freud. Das Unheimliche [The Uncanny], 1909.
Jacques Lacan on Anxiété [Anxiety], Session VI, 1962-63.
Anthony Vidler. "The Architecture of the Uncanny: The Unhomely Houses of the Romantic Sublime", Assemblage, n. 3, July 1987, pp. 6-29.
Jacques Derrida. "Freud et la scène de l'écriture". L'écriture et la différence ["Freud and the Scene of Writing". Writing and Difference], 1967.
—. Mal d'Archive: Une Impression Freudienne [Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression], 1996.
5. Rachel Bowlby (Comparative Literature)
Monday 12/8/14, 5.30 pm. Room Friend 006 (RSVP by 12/3)
"Freud on 'Family Romances'"
Sigmund Freud. Der Familienroman der Neurotiker, 1909. [Family Romances, Standard Edition IX: 237-41].
6. Spyros Papapetros (Architecture)
Monday 2/16/15, 5 pm. McCosh 40
"Freud, Dora, and Dream Space"
Sigmund Freud, "Fragment from an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria", 1905. Excerpts: p. 64-93 (first dream) and p. 94-111 (second dream), Standard Edition.
7. Anne Cheng (English)
Monday 3/23/15, 5 pm. McCosh 40
"Race, Shine, and Surfaces"
Sigmund Freud, "Fetichism", 1927.
Jacques Lacan, "The Split Between the Eye and the Gaze", and "The Line and Light", from The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis", trans. Alan Sheridan. New York: Norton, 1978.
8. Brigid Doherty (Art & Archaeology / German)
Monday 4/13/15, 5 pm. McCosh 40
"On the Concept of Introjection in Sándor Ferenczi's Psychoanalytic Writings" (1873-1933)"
Sándor Ferenczi, "Introjection and Transference" (1909), in Contributions to Psychoanalysis (1916), pp. 30-49 [Only Part I of the essay]; "Introjektion und Uebertragung," (1909; reprint 1910), pp. 1-16 (I. Die Introjektion in der Neurose).
Sándor Ferenczi, "On the Definition of Introjection" (1912) in Final Contributions to the Problems and Methods of Psycho-analysis (1955); "Zur Begriffsbestimmung der Introjektion" in Bausteine der Psychoanalyse I (1927).
Sándor Ferenczi, "Belief, Disbelief and Conviction" (1913) in Further Contributions to the Theory and Technique of Psychoanalysis (1927); "Glaube, Unglaube, und Ueberzeugung".
9. Katja Guenther (History of Science)
Monday 5/4/15, 5p pm. McCosh 40
"Jacques Lacan's mirror stage in a historical perspective"
Jacques Lacan, "The mirror stage as formative of the I function as revealed in psychoanalytic experience". New Translations of Écrits, p. 74-81.