The Transdisciplinary Connections Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature brings literary scholarship into conversation with psychological and psychoanalytic theories and practice. Our members include both psychoanalytic theorists and critics, and scholars who examine psychological and psychoanalytic influences on modern and contemporary literature and culture. We welcome members working from any theoretical orientation, on any time period, and in all literary fields.

Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature Panels at the 2024 MLA Convention

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    Dorothy Stringer
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    @dorothy

    The Transdisciplinary Connections Forum on Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Literature invites you to attend our panels at the 2024 MLA Convention in Philadelphia!

    We have two interesting and timely sessions this year:

    194 – Lacan and the Event: Papers in Honor of Mari Ruti

    Friday, 5 January 2024, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

    Marriott – Franklin 7 (Level 4)

    Presider:

    Sheldon George, Simmons University

    Presentations:

    “The Event and Ideology”–Hilary L. Neroni, U of Vermont

    “Irritating Lacan: Irritation and Its Discontents in Psychoanalytic Discourse”–Jean-Michel Rabaté, U of Pennsylvania

    “The Event of the Death Drive”–Todd McGowan, U of Vermont

     

    648 – Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis

    Sunday, 7 January 2024, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

    Marriott – Franklin 2 (Level 4)

    Presider:

    Dorothy Stringer, Temple University

    Presentations:

    “Freud in an ‘Adamless Eden’: Biology at Bryn Mawr College, 1900”–Natalia Cecire, U of Sussex

    “Erotophobia: Queer Theory and Psychoanalysis”–Gila Ashtor, Columbia U

    “Mom’s Penis: Rethinking the Phallic Mother’s Possibility”–Siobhan Kelly, Harvard U

    “The Vicissitudes of Lack: Situating Asexuality within Psychoanalysis”–Nicholas Adler, Boston C

    Please come to hear and discuss this engaging scholarship, and connect with panelists and the Forum Executive Committee! We hope to see you there!

    This topic was also posted in: TC Sexuality Studies, TC Women’s and Gender Studies.
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    Darren J. Borg
    Participant
    @djborg

    Our panel, #733–“What is a life worth living?: Speculative Fiction and Eternal Life– does not have a specific focus on psychoanalysis, but my paper, “Towards a Psychoanalysis of the Time-Traveller,” does. Please share!

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