The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture sponsors cutting edge talks and conferences.

Fall 2016


October 5 (Lecture)

"Knock Knock:  Femininity, Fixation, Photography"


306 Clemens Hall

October 6 (Seminar)

"Fixation: Freud's Counter-Concept"


1032 Clemens Hall

Elissa Marder is the Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Emory University, where she is currently serving as Chair of the Department of French and Italian and as  Interim Director of the Psychoanalytic Studies program. In addition, she is also an international fellow at the London Graduate School.  Her publications include:  Dead Time:  Temporal Disorders in the Wake of Modernity (Baudelaire and Flaubert) (Stanford UP, 2001); The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction:  Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction (Fordham UP, 2012 ; Time for Baudelaire (Poetry, Theory, History), Eds. E.S. Burt, Elissa Marder, Kevin Newmark, Yale French Studies, Vol. 125/126 (2014).  Currently, she is at work on several new projects, including a book tentatively titled Poetry by Other Means (on Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin's late writings) and a study of early 19th century French Literature:  Revolutionary Perversions.


February 19 (Seminar)
"From ontological desire to ethical desire:  Lacan's Hamlet vs. Lacan's Antigone"
640 Clemens Hall

February 19 (Lecture)
"Psychoanalysis, literature and film:  Freud's andere Schauplatz"
640 Clemens Hall

Jean-Michel Rabaté is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a co-founder and senior curator of Slought Philadelphia and an editor at the Journal of Modern Literature.  Professor Rabaté is the author or editor of 35 books, including "Lacan and the Subject of Literature" (Palgrave, 2001), "James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism" (Cambridge UP, 2001), "1913:  The Cradle of Modernism" (Blackwell, 2007), "Crimes of the Future" (Bloomsbury, 2014), and the forthcoming  "Pathos of Distance: Affects of the Moderns" (Bloomsbury, 2016).   See more at

Recent Center Events

Jamieson Webster

"I Am Not a Muse: The Disappearance of Hysteria” (Lecture)
October 5
Clemens 640

Seminar on Jacques Lacan, "Variations on the Standard Treatment"
October 6
Clemens 538

Fernanda Negrete

(Romance Languages & Literatures, University at Buffalo)
“Clinical Aesthetics: Psychoanalysis, Schizoanalysis, and Art’s Work on a Body”
October 20
3:30 PM
Clemens 830

Featuring: Steven Miller (SUNY-Buffalo), Jacques Khalip (Brown University), & David L. Clark (McMaster University)

Friday February 6, 2015

3:30 p.m.

306 Clemens Hall

Featuring: Michael Bérubé (Penn State), Heather Lukes (Occidental College), Janet Lyon (Penn State), Éric Laurent (psychoanalyst) & Roundtable

Friday March 27


120 Clemens Hall

Featuring: Shannon Winnubst (Ohio State)

Thursday, April 2

5:00 pm

640 Clemens Hall

Fourth Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

(Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture)

Friday April 10

Clemens Hall

Past Center Events

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