The Psychoanalysis Study Group is an interdisciplinary seminar for academics and clinicians who are interested in psychoanalytic theory. Through close reading of texts and presentations by psychoanalysts and academics, we consider the application of psychoanalytic ideas to patients, texts, film, art, culture, and ideas, leaving room to elaborate points of common interest and points of difference.
Wednesday, February 5, 2013, 5.30pm - 7pm Haldeman 246: Meeting on Heinrich von Kleist. RSVP Administrator to book a spot and receive a reading.
In this meeting we will discuss two pre-circulated papers. We will consider the 1807 novella by Heinrich von Kleist entitled, "The Marquise of O" alongside a psychoanalytic reading of the paper by Gail Newman of Williams College. Newman's paper explores Kleist's personal crisis about Truth, spurred by his reading of Kant, and the way in which Kleist processed his anxieties about knowing and not knowing through this fascinating novella. We can consider the utility of the concept of the "third," which Newman proposes in her understanding of Kleist's text.
Please RSVP to Mary Catherine Piche (Humanities.Center@dartmouth.edu), who will forward the readings to you.
Coordinators: Sally Ackerman (psychoanalyst in private practice), Aden Evens (English), Veronika Fuechtner (German Studies), Susannah Heschel (Religion)
Image: "The Wolf Man - Courtesy Freud Museum, London.
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