Princeton Talks

 

The Globalization and Development of Psychoanalysis. Lecture in English by Felix de Mendelssohn in cooperation with the Princeton University. Free Admission.

9 June 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum

 

 

Is Totalitarianism a Secular Religion? Hannah Arendt in the Cold War. Lecture in English by Anson Rabinbach in cooperation with the Princeton University. Free Admission.

16 June 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum

 

 

A Farewell to Arms: Joseph Roth's Radetsky March. Lecture in English by Marjorie Perloff in cooperation with the Princeton University. Free Admission.

1 July 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum

 

 

Politics and Madness. Lecture in English by Laure Murat in cooperation with the Princeton University. Free Admission.

7 July 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum

 

 

Towards a politics of re-veiling. Lecture in English by Gohar Homayounpour in cooperation with the Princeton University. Free Admission.

14 July 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum

 

 

Detailed Programme (PDF)

 

 

Witnessing Trauma

Conference at the Sigmund Freud Museum and at the Medical University of Vienna

 

Lectures and Workshops in english with Françoise Davoine, Ghilaine Boulanger, Thomas Wenzel, Jeanne Wolff Bernstein and Katharina Leithner-Dziubas

 

Lectures: Thursday, 18 June 2015, 7 p.m.
Sigmund Freud Museum
Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna
 
Workshops: Friday, 19 June 2015, 2 p.m.
Medical University of Vienna (MUW)
Jugendstilhörsaal, MUW, Spitalgasse 23

 

For detailed information and registration, please contact: wollmann.andreas@gmail.com
 
Admission:
Lectures: free
Workshops: 75 Euro, 50 Euro (Students)


Detailed programme (PDF)

 

Thoughts for the Times on Narcissism and War

International Conference

Friday, 17 October and Saturday, 18 October 2014
Sigmund Freud Museum / Lounge
Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

Admission free, please register: veranstaltung@freud-museum.at

Download Programme and Abstracts (PDF)

Speakers

Paul Verhaeghe, Gent University (BE) - Keynote Speaker

Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, Sigmund Freud Foundation

Bernard Toboul, Psychoanalyst, Paris (FR)

Irene Berkel, Innsbruck University

Brandt Junceau, Artist, New York (US)

Martin Altmeyer, Psychoanalyst, Frankfurt/Main (DE)

Herman Westerink, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)

Hans-Jürgen Wirth, Psychoanalyst, Gießen (DE)

Robert Pfaller, Universität für angewandte Kunst, Wien

 

Schedule

Friday, 17 October

7 p.m. Opening in English

Paul Verhaeghe (Ghent University): Narcissus in Mourning - The Disappearance of Patriarchy Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Introduction and presentation: Jeanne Wolff Bernstein (Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna)

 

 

Saturday, 18 October

9.30 – 12.00 Panel 1 in German

Jeanne Wolff Bernstein: Narzisstische Entpuppungen zu Zeiten des Krieges Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Martin Altmeyer (Psychoanalyst, Frankfurt/Main):Im Spiegel des Anderen: Narzissmustheorie und ihre Anwendung nach Freud Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Bernard Toboul (Psychoanalyst, Paris): Ich, der Andere und die Masse Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Introduction and presentation: Daniela Finzi (Sigmund Freud Foundation)

 

1.30 – 3.00 Panel 2 in English

Irene Berkel (Innsbruck University): Immortal Narcissus and Narcisstic Mortals Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Brandt Junceau (Artist, New York, US):Artists and Narcissists Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Introduction and presentation: Monika Pessler (Sigmund Freud Foundation)

 

3.30 – 6.00 Panel 3 in German

Herman Westerink (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL):“Die erste Pflicht aller Lebenden”: Von Narzissmus zu Moralismus Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Hans-Jürgen Wirth (Psychoanalyst, Gießen): Kollektives Töten. Versuch, das radikal Böse zu verstehen Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Robert Pfaller (Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna): Das Gefühl der Befreiung im Ich-Käfig. Narzissmus und Verinnerlichung als gesellschaftliche Phänomene - und ihre Aktualität Download CV+Abstract (PDF)

Introduction and presentation: Markus Zöchmeister (Psychoanalyst, Vienna)

 

6:00 – 6:30 Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

2014 not only commemorates the 75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's death, the 100th anniversary  of the beginning of World War I but it  also marks the 100th anniversary of the first edition of Freud’s central text, “On Narcissism, An Introduction”. In this essay, Freud develops for the first time the idea that the sexual libido is not a simple drive, but is a drive that can be divided and  flow to the ego and the object. The ego can distance itself from the outside world and withdraw into its own internal world. The ego’s retreat into the internal world lead to Freud’s understanding that the psychotic can withdraw into a world of megalomania where only his thoughts, phantasies and desires are of singular importance. At the same time, Freud also realized that the neurotic, who does not abandon his cathexis to the outside world, nonetheless gives himself over to narcissistic activities when he sleeps, dreams and falls ill. The child’s  early capacity to garner narcissistic libido and to experience his body as his first love object (primary narcissism) lead to Freud’s further insight that the child erects an ideal ego by which he measures his own ego, and it is this early  ideal ego, the precursor of the superego which he will execute a judging and idealizing function. The individual is always seduced by social and political ideals which promise an early sense of self-sufficiency and almighty power which every individual has to abandon in his early childhood where he was  the center of his parents’ world.

The international autumn conference at the Sigmund Freud Museum will focus upon a discussion of the two texts, “Narcissism, An Introduction” (1914) and “Thoughts for the Times on War and Death” (1915) within a larger  interdisciplinary frame as a way of demonstrating the development and displacement of the concept of narcissism in the Post-Freudian interdisciplinary  World / spectrum.



 

Oscar Nemon: My Father and Freud

Illustrated Talk in English by Lady Aurelia Young
followed by a Concert, including music from Freud's Vienna played by Hannah Medlam (Soprano) Lukas Medlam,(Violin) and Jean-Michel Dayez (Piano)

Friday, 6 June 2014, 7 p.m.
Sigmund Freud Museum / Lounge
Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

Admission free, please register: veranstaltung@freud-museum.at

Lady Aurelia Young will give an illustrated talk in English about her father, the sculptor Oscar Nemon. The talk will cover how Nemon came to sculpt Sigmund Freud; the growing friendship between the two men and his portraits of Freud's disciples. These include Princess Marie Bonaparte, Sandor Ferenczi, Ernest Jones, Paul Federn and Melanie Klein.

Oscar Nemon was born in 1906 in Northern Croatia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire). He studied sculpture in Vienna in the 1920’s, making portraits of many Viennese musicians; he then continued his studies in Brussels. In 1931 Nemon returned to Vienna to sculpt Sigmund Freud and according to Dr Paul Federn, Freud took an instant liking to the young sculptor. In July 1931 Freud wrote to his friend Max Eitingon 'The head which the gaunt, goatee-bearded artist has fashioned from the dirt - like the good Lord - is a very good and an astonishingly life-like impression of me'

Like Freud, Nemon took refuge in England in 1938 and spent the rest of his life working in Oxford and London. He sculpted many leading politicians including Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. He also sculpted many European monarchs including King Albert I of Belgium, King Peter II of Yugoslavia and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

Nemon believed that the vocations of the portrait sculptor and analyst were closely allied. In his portrait of Freud and other analysts he sought to create studies which are informed by, but travel beyond, the sitter's published works and public personae to challenge the viewer to see them in a new light.

Aurelia Young's talk will be followed by a performance of music by Hannah Medlam (Soprano) Lukas Medlam (Violin) and Jean-Michel Dayez (Piano).

The music has been chosen to reflect various aspects of Nemon's life with works by Richard Strauss, Kurt Weill, Fritz Kreisler, Hugo Wolf and Gustav Mahler.

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond “A Dangerous Method”: Sabina Spielrein and the “Death Instinct”

Lecture in English by Pamela Cooper-White (Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis)

Response: Jeanne Wolff Bernstein (Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität) and Herman Westerink (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Friday, 17 Jaunary 2014, 7 p.m.
Sigmund Freud Museum / Lounge
Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

Admission free, please register: veranstaltung@freud-museum.at

Sabina Spielrein has mostly been known, if at all, as the patient with whom Carl Jung became romantically involved, and who then turned to Freud for advice. While the boundary violation alarmed Freud and became the catalyst for his technical papers on transference, Spielrein's own intellectual contributions have seldom been acknowledged. It is as if this early trauma in the history of psychoanalysis and analytic psychology created a dissociative erasure of Spielrein's story and her work. This lecture will offer a look into Spielrein's own work as an analyst and theorist with particular emphasis on the paper she read for admission to Freud's Vienna Circle around the time of the "great divorce" between Jung and Freud. The goal of this evening will be to demonstrate how Spielrein's little known ideas--including an early version of Freud's death instinct--give evidence for Spielrein's rightful place as a pioneer of psychoanalysis.

 

Pamela Cooper-White is the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis in Fall-Winter 2013-14, researching the treatment of religion in Freud's early Vienna circle, and teaching a seminar on Freud and Religion at the University of Vienna. She serves as the Ben G. and Nancye Clapp Gautier Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling and Co-Director of the Atlanta Theological Association's Th.D program in Pastoral Counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary near Atlanta, GA She holds Ph.D.s from Harvard University and the Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago. Her publications include Braided Selves: Collected Essays on Multiplicity, God, and Persons (2011), Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy and Theology in Relational Perspective (2007), and The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church's Response (1995; 2nd ed. 2012).

Herman Westerink is scholar in the field of the psychology of religion, specialized in Freudian psychoanalysis. Currently he is Senior Lecturer at the Titus Brandsma Institute and at the Department of Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL). He is member of the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy and of the ISPP Freud Research Group (and member of the Sigmund Freud Museum’s Scientific Advisory Board). He has published a number of monographs and articles, most recently The Heart of Man’s Destiny: Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Early Reformation Thought (London 2012), A Dark Trace. Sigmund Freud on the Sense of Guilt (Leuven 2009) and Controversy and Challenge. The Reception of Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis in German and Dutch-speaking Theology and Religious Studies (Vienna/Berlin 2009).

 Jeanne Wolff Bernstein is the past president, and supervising and personal analyst at PINC (Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California). She is on the faculty at PINC and at the Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität Vienna, Paris and NYU Post-Doctoral Program für Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She was the 2008 Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum and member of the Sigmund Freud Museum’s Scientific Advisory Board. Her most recent publications include “Beyond the Bedrock” in Good Enough Endings, edited by Jill Salberg, Routledge Press (2010), and “The space of transition between Winnicott and Lacan” in Between Winicott and Lacan, edited by Lewis Kirschner, Routledge Press (2011).

 





Charming Augustine and Shadowland with Zoe Beloff

3D-Screening of two short films by the New York based filmmaker and artist Zoe Beloff, enevent of the Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft tfm (Vienna University) in Cooperation with the Sigmund Freud Foundation

Friday, 24 January 2014, 7 p.m.
in English
Sigmund Freud Museum / Lounge
Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

Admission free, please register: veranstaltung@freud-museum.at

 

Charming Augustine (2005, OV, 40 min.)

http://www.zoebeloff.com/pages/augustine.html

 

Shadowland or Ligth from the Other Side (2000, OV, 32 min.)

http://www.zoebeloff.com/pages/shadowland.html

 

Zoe Beloff is an artist who works with a wide variety of media including film, performance, installation, and drawing. She considers herself a medium, an interface between the living and the dead, the real and the imaginary. Each project aims to connect with and reanimate the past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways. She is interested in exploring utopian ideas of social progress. Her current project is “The Days of the Commune: A Work in Progress,” which she is undertaking in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
Zoe Beloff has an MFA in film production from Columbia University. She has been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2003), the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (1997), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (1997, 2001). She is a professor in the Department of Media Studies at Queens College. 

 

 

Beyond “A Dangerous Method”: Sabina Spielrein and the “Death Instinct”

Lecture in English by Pamela Cooper-White (Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis)

Response: Jeanne Wolff Bernstein (Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität) and Herman Westerink (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Friday, 17 January 2013, 7 p.m.
Sigmund Freud Museum / Lounge
Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

Admission free, please register: veranstaltung@freud-museum.at

Sabina Spielrein has mostly been known, if at all, as the patient with whom Carl Jung became romantically involved, and who then turned to Freud for advice. While the boundary violation alarmed Freud and became the catalyst for his technical papers on transference, Spielrein's own intellectual contributions have seldom been acknowledged. It is as if this early trauma in the history of psychoanalysis and analytic psychology created a dissociative erasure of Spielrein's story and her work. This lecture will offer a look into Spielrein's own work as an analyst and theorist with particular emphasis on the paper she read for admission to Freud's Vienna Circle around the time of the "great divorce" between Jung and Freud. The goal of this evening will be to demonstrate how Spielrein's little known ideas--including an early version of Freud's death instinct--give evidence for Spielrein's rightful place as a pioneer of psychoanalysis.

 

Pamela Cooper-White is the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis in Fall-Winter 2013-14, researching the treatment of religion in Freud's early Vienna circle, and teaching a seminar on Freud and Religion at the University of Vienna. She serves as the Ben G. and Nancye Clapp Gautier Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling and Co-Director of the Atlanta Theological Association's Th.D program in Pastoral Counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary near Atlanta, GA She holds Ph.D.s from Harvard University and the Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago. Her publications include Braided Selves: Collected Essays on Multiplicity, God, and Persons (2011), Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy and Theology in Relational Perspective (2007), and The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church's Response (1995; 2nd ed. 2012).

Herman Westerink is scholar in the field of the psychology of religion, specialized in Freudian psychoanalysis. Currently he is Senior Lecturer at the Titus Brandsma Institute and at the Department of Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL). He is member of the International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy and of the ISPP Freud Research Group (and member of the Sigmund Freud Museum’s Scientific Advisory Board). He has published a number of monographs and articles, most recently The Heart of Man’s Destiny: Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Early Reformation Thought (London 2012), A Dark Trace. Sigmund Freud on the Sense of Guilt (Leuven 2009) and Controversy and Challenge. The Reception of Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis in German and Dutch-speaking Theology and Religious Studies (Vienna/Berlin 2009).

 Jeanne Wolff Bernstein is the past president, and supervising and personal analyst at PINC (Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California). She is on the faculty at PINC and at the Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität Vienna, Paris and NYU Post-Doctoral Program für Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She was the 2008 Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum and member of the Sigmund Freud Museum’s Scientific Advisory Board. Her most recent publications include “Beyond the Bedrock” in Good Enough Endings, edited by Jill Salberg, Routledge Press (2010), and “The space of transition between Winnicott and Lacan” in Between Winicott and Lacan, edited by Lewis Kirschner, Routledge Press (2011).

 





Symposium

INTERIORS – ART-SPACE, LIVING-SPACE, WORK-SPACE

Symposium in co-operation with Vienna Art Week, 21 and 22 November, 2013

Sigmund Freud Museum and Dorotheum

CONCEPT: August Sarnitz, Academy of fine Arts, Vienna and Inge Scholz-Strasser, Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna

 

21 November 2013 Symposium at Sigmund Freud Museum

22 November 2013 Keynote Speech at Dorotheum

 

Speakers: Beatriz Colomina, Cornelia Klinger, Spyros Papapetros, August Sarnitz, Jeanne Wolff Bernstein

 

The two-day symposium on the topic INTERIORS – LIVING-SPACE, ART-SPACE, WORK-SPACE will take place in cooperation with the Vienna Art Week on 21 and 22 November. It is organised within the context of the photo exhibition "Lucian Freud: In Private.”, on show at the Sigmund Freud Museum.

Spatial concepts of interiors from the 19 th and 20 th century shall be lectured and discussed from the perspectives of cultural, psychoanalytic, and architectural theories. The medical practice of Sigmund Freud and Lucian Freud's studio can exemplarily be understood as work / treatment and production/ consultation spaces, which in their specificity represent the development of interiors to an intimate space and thereby “extended interior”, where the nature of the intellectual and artistic production facility resides. Radical space concepts, such as the residence in Vienna’s 3rd district which Ludwig Wittgenstein built for his sister Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein, will be used as a counterpoint to stretch an architectural theoretical bow over Vienna of the first half of the 20 th century.

The designs of the architect Frederick Kiesler, who emigrated to the U.S. in the twenties of the 20th Century, indicate as spatial concepts these reflections, thus forming a relationship with the theories of Sigmund Freud in the dimension of the unconscious and space.

Symposium: Thursday, 21 November 2013, 5 p.m. – 8.15 p.m.
Sigmund Freud Museum, Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna

                      

4 p.m.                          Guided Tour: Lucian Freud: In Private.

5 p.m. Opening:           Daniela Finzi, Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna
August Sarnitz, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Moderator: Inge Scholz-Strasser, Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna

5:10 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.   Die Genauigkeit der Seele – die Verarbeitung von Raum und Zeit im Werk von Sigmund und Lucian Freud
Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, Psychoanalyst, Vienna

5:45 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.   Drop Form: Freud, Dora, and the Dream Interior
Spyros Papapetros, Princeton University, USA

discussion and afterwards break

6:45 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.   Das Interieur als Entfaltungsraum der modernen Subjektivität
Cornelia Klinger, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

7:20 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.   "anpassen - aber nicht angepasst" - zur architektonischen Einkleidung von Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein
August Sarnitz, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

discussion

 

Keynote Speech: Friday, 22 November 2013, 8 p.m.
Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna

Opening and Moderator: August Sarnitz, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University, USA
Endless Kiesler: Architecture as Psychoanalysis

 

 

 

Concept:          August Sarnitz, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

                        Inge Scholz-Strasser, Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna

                                                                 

 Admission to both events is free, please register: veranstaltung@freud-museum.at

 

www.freud-museum.at

 

 

Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung

Berggasse 19

1090 Wien

 

An event of the Sigmund Freud Foundation and Vienna Art Week 2014

Female Sexuality, Birth and Otto Rank: Freud's Greatest Trauma?

Lecture by Robert Kramer (in english)

Moderator: Robert Deam Tobin (Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis 2013)

Sigmund Freud Museum
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Free admission, please register: veranstaltung@freud-museum.at

In Freud’s Oedipal narrative, powerful women are absent. Silhouetted against the awesome father, the mothers of Little Hans, Dora, the Rat Man and the Wolf Man are passive and disembodied. Colorless, they show no signs of desire. They command no authority. For Freud, mothers and women are impotent to effect their desires, sexual or otherwise. Even more significantly, mothers and women are never willing agents in any of Freud’s writings. They have no capacity for self-leadership. “What does a woman want?”, Freud asked.  The sexuality of women is “a dark continent”, he complained. In 1924, Otto Rank, one of Freud´s closest colleagues, published The Trauma of Birth, overturning Freud´s Oedipal narrative and introducing the “powerful mother” into psychoanalytic discourse. This talk, based on newly published letters between Freud and Rank, tells the story of how the gigantic conflict between these two men played out.

Robert Kramer, PhD, is a visiting professor of leadership at Corvinus University in Budapest. He teaches the intellectual history of psychoanalysis, leadership and action learning in the PhD program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is editor of The Psychology of Difference: The American Lectures of Otto Rank (Princeton University Press, 1996) and co-editor, with E. James Lieberman, of The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). He is author of many articles on leadership development and action learning, and consults on these topics to men and women in organizations around the world, including the European Commission, the US Government, NGOs and multinational corporations.

Robert Deam Tobin holds the Henry J. Leir Chair in Foreign Languages and Cultures at Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he teaches courses on sexuality, human rights and literature. He is the author of Warm Brothers: Queer Theory and the Age of Goethe (2000) and Doctor’s Orders: Goethe and Enlightenment Thought (2001), as well as the co-editor of A Song for Europe: Popular Music and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest (2007). In celebration of the centennial of Freud’s 1909 lectures at Clark University he edited a special issue of Psychoanalysis and History called “Global Freud,” which came out in 2011. In the summer semester of 2013, he is the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum and the University of Vienna, where he is beginning a new project on sexuality and human rights and teaching a proseminar called “Freud, Sexologie und Menschenrechte.”

 

BODY AND ART – THE IMAGE OF HYSTERIA IN THE 21st CENTURY

Vienna, October 22 – 23, 2012, with Panels in English and French

A conference by Vienna Art Week, Sigmund Freud Foundation and Institut français de Vienne in cooperation with Groupe de Recherches Pandora and CRPMS

 

Programme

Thursday, 22 November, 7 p.m.
Sigmund Freud Museum, Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

Key lecture by Itzhak Goldberg (Université de Saint Etienne) in English:

The Vision Of The Body From The 20th To The 21st Century: From Pieces To Grafts

Abstract+Bio (German/French)

Introduction by Inge Scholz-Strasser (Sigmund Freud Foundation)

Chair: Simone Korff-Sausse (Université Paris-Diderot) and Silke Schauder (Université d’Amiens)

 

Friday, 23 November, 5 p.m.
Vienna Art Week, Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Wien

Panel in English “Body and Art – The Image of Hysteria in the 21st Century”

Chair: Hans-Otto Thomashoff (President Section Art and Psychiatry WPA)

  • Jeanne Wolff Bernstein (Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität): “Inscriptions into the Body: The Tattoo and its many Languages”
  • Silke Schauder (Université d’Amiens): “Hysterically Yours – Michael Jackson: The Other Side of his Work”
  • Simone Korff-Sausse (Université Paris-Diderot): “Hysteria Revisited by Louise Bourgeois: The Arch of Hysteria”
  • Ekaterina Sukhanova (City University of New York): “Russia and its Discontents: Personality
  • Klaus Spiess (Meduni Wien): “Molecular made Body Images: BioArt and Queer Immunology”

Download Bios+Abstracts (PDF)

 

7:30 p.m., Institut français de Vienne, Währingerstraße 30, 1090 Wien

Panel in French “La fabrique de l'image: corps en scène. Réflexions à partir du cinéma d'Almodovar et notamment La Piel que habito“

 Chair: Jeanne Wolff Bernstein (Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität)

  • Anne Brun (Université de Lyon II)
  • Vincent Estellon (Paris-Descartes)
  • Céline Masson (Université Paris-Diderot)

Download Bios+Abstracts (PDF)

 

About the Conference

 

This conference is a partnership of scholars from multiple disciplines, different professional organizations and several continents.  Our underlying common theme is the exploration of the complex social, cultural, and aesthetic interconnections between body image and identity.

 We will reexamine the notion of hysteria in its contemporary context, particularly as it informs the social discourse on mental illness.

 Hysteria is a physical representation of a psychological condition and thus visualizes it. Creating art through the body therefore implies a hysterical dynamic. How do psychoanalytic concepts of hysteria fit into an interpretative discourse about art? Do symptoms turn into art and thus vanish? Does the 21st century allow to abolish the concept of mental illness and is art the pathway to do so? Does art offer direct insight into the dynamics of the individual as well as of society? Does art allow us to peak into the future of societies or is it in danger of getting stuck in a dead end, turning into a symptom rather than promoting progress? These deliberately provocative points should give start to a vigorous and enriching scholarly discussion.

  • Presentations will focus on some of the following overarching themes:
  • Role of body image in the construction of contemporary identity
  • Relationship between body image disorders and disorders of the self
  • Creative process and identity formation
  • Role of the social constructs of the norm and pathology  in the understanding of identity in modern society?
  • The correlation of the ?imaginary? metaphorical body as the subject of art  with the actual physical body as the subject of medicine and science

 

Our location in Vienna, the birthplace of psychoanalysis and one of the cultural capitals of the world, adds a fascinating setting for the proposed scientific and social program.

 

Concept: Hans-Otto Thomashoff, Céline Masson

Supported by: World Psychiatric Association Section on Art and Psychiatry

 

Events

Princeton Talks EN

Princeton Talks

A Farewell to Arms: Joseph Roth's Radetsky March. Lecture in English by Marjorie Perloff in Cooperation with Princeton Global Seminar. Free admission. 1 July 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum more ...

Princeton Talks EN

Princeton Talks

Politics and Madness. Lecture in English by Laure Murat in Cooperation with Princeton Global Seminar. Free admission. 7 July 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum more ...

Princeton Talks EN

Princeton Talks

Towards a politics of re-veiling. Lecture in English by Gohar Homayounpour in Cooperation with Princeton Global Seminar. Free admission. 14 July 2015, 7 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum more ...