PROGRAM

Friday, October 14, 2011

Room 110, Classics Building

CHAIR : Christine Sterkel, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis

9:00: INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Françoise Meltzer, University of Chicago
Graham Paul, Consul General of France
Alain Vanier, Université Paris Diderot – CRPMS
James W. Anderson, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis

9:30 – 10:30: PSYCHOANALYTIC PRACTICE AND ITS RELATION TO PHILOSOPHY

Monique David-Ménard: Discursive Practice and Transference
Elisabeth Rottenberg: Cruelty and Its Vicissitudes: Jacques Derrida and the Future of Psychoanalysis

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00: THE DRAMATICS OF EROS: VARIATIONS ON A THEME

Jonathan Lear: Irony and Eros
Paul Audi: Love as a Drama

Lunch

Room 405, Rosenwald Hall

1:30 – 2:30: INFLUENCE OF JEWISHNESS ON FREUD’S CREATION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

James W. Anderson: The Influence of Jewishness on Freud’s Theory of Individual Psychopathology
Patricia Cotti: Anti-Semitism and the Origin of Freud’s Theory of Religion

Coffee break

3:00 – 4:00: MOURNING, MELANCHOLIA AND CREATIVITY

Bertram J. Cohler: Collective Mourning and Melancholia: Life-Writing and the Creation of Meaning in Adversity
Laurie Laufer: The Erasure of Death: a Dehistoricization of the Subject?

Coffee break

4:30 – 6:00: CONFERENCE

Françoise Meltzer: Literature and Psychoanalysis
Discussion: Catherine Vanier & Alain Vanier

6:00: Reception sponsored by the France Chicago Center

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Room 405, Rosenwald Hall

CHAIR : David Terman, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis

9:30 -10:30: ART AND TECHNOLOGY BETWEEN CATHARSIS AND SUBLIMATION

Alessia Ricciardi: Sublimation and New Technologies
Jean-Michel Vivès: Catharsis: Questioning the Ethics of Psychoanalysis

Coffee break

10:45 – 11:45: SPACE AND METAPSYCHOLOGY OF ANGST

Paola Mieli: Strategy of Phobia and Love for Place
Mario E. Costa-Pereira: The Question of Spatiality in Anxiety: the Limits of Metaphor and the Metaphor of Limits

Coffee break

12:00 – 1:00: THE BORDERLINE CHALLENGE

Frank Summers: Using Object Relations Theory to Treat the Fragile Self
François Villa: Borderline Disorders, Civilization and its Discontents, Totalitarian Disaster

Lunch

2:30 – 3:30: LANGUAGE, TRADITION, AND PSYCHOANALYSIS IN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES

Nell Logan: Teaching and Practicing Psychoanalysis in China
Rainier Lanselle: “Tradition” vs Psychoanalysis: Chinese Cross-cultural Issues about the Modern Psyche

Coffee break

3:45 – 4:45: A CENTURY OF PSYCHOANALYTIC CHALLENGES TO PSYCHIATRY?

Chistopher Lane: Kraepelin and Freud in the 21st Century: The Diagnostic Challenge Continues
Alain Vanier: Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, a French Paradox

Coffee break

5:00 – 6:30: CONFERENCE

Frédéric Gros: Language and Madness in Michel Foucault’s History of Madness
Discussion: Arnold Davidson & Laurie Laufer

6:30: Reception sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Chicago

Location:
Friday morning: room 110, Classics Building, 1010 E. 59th Street, Chicago
Friday afternoon and Saturday: room 405, Rosenwald Hall, 1101 E. 58th Street, Chicago
Organized by:
Université Paris – Diderot – CRPMS (Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médecine, Société)
University of Chicago
France Chicago Center
Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago
The conference is open to the public with no charge