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Forrester looks at fate of Freud, March 28

John Forrester, a noted Freud scholar, will lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in McCormick 101. Following his lecture, entitled "Talk.com: The Fate of Freud in the 21st Century?," Elaine Showalter will comment.

Forrester, a professor of history and philosophy of the sciences at the University of Cambridge and the Whitney Oates Short-term Fellow in the Humanities Council, writes widely in the history and philosophy of the human sciences and psychoanalysis. He is the author of a number of books on Freud, including "The Seductions of Psychoanalysis, Freud's Women" (co-written with Lisa Appignanesi) and the prize-winning "Dispatches from the Freud Wars."

Forrester will address the fate of psychoanalysis, one of the most influential of the new talk technologies of the 20th century, in our own era.

Showalter, a professor of English and the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Princeton, is a well-known feminist critic and the author, most recently, of "Inventing Herself,"a book on feminist intellectuals.

Forrester's lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and the Humanities Council.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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