Conference: Modernism, Psychoanalysis and the Embodied Mind


  • Friday 18 September 2015, 7.30 pm
  • Saturday 19 September 2015, 9.30 am - 5 pm


The New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
247 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028


The international conference, Modernism, Psychoanalysis and the Embodied Mind, will engage an interdisciplinary network of scholars and practitioners who bring the radical insights of modernist literature, as well as performance and the visual arts, into dialogue with clinical practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and the mental healthcare offered at the end of life. Presentations will focus on the resources modernism offers for creatively understanding the experiences of body and mind that form the core material of the psychoanalytic encounter, but are poorly served by realist models of self.

This conference is co-sponsored by the Scientific Program Committee and the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Participants include

  • Elizabeth Barry
  • Sander L. Gilman
  • Jonathan Heron
  • Rina Kim
  • Ludovica Lumer
  • Ulrika Maude
  • Lois Oppenheim
  • Jean-Michel Rabaté
  • Laura Salisbury
  • Louis A. Sass
  • Theodore Shapiro

Coffee and pastries will be served.

Conference programme

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