The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture

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The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture (CSPC) is a trans-disciplinary center housed within the University at Buffalo English Department and supported by the department in conjunction with the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Center is devoted to preserving and developing the radical dimension of the Freudian discovery. We understand—

  • The unconscious to be without territory (thus resistant to dominant strategies of appropriation and colonization);
  • The clinic or practice of psychoanalysis to consist of symbolic interventions aimed at treating the real (and thus antithetical to the drug-peddling and pastoral practices of today's "health professions" whose purpose is the sedation of subjects);
  • Critique to be necessarily immanent (thus opposed to the historicist distortion, which makes history a meta-reality).

CSPC does not offer degrees; graduate students wishing to study at the CSPC are thus advised to apply to a degree-granting program at the University at Buffalo. Once admitted into one of these programs, students may declare a concentration in psychoanalysis and work at the CSPC.

Contact Us

Fernanda Negrete

Associate Professor of French, Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture

921 Clemens Hall

Phone: 716 645-2244