Archive for January, 2016

2 Articles in Chinese by Richard Seldin

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: 雷本伯伯 (Uncle Reuben)by 夏瑞昌 (Richard Seldin) Published by Shanghai Literature (上海文学) in February 2008.

Click Here to Read: 在墨西哥搭便车 (Hitchhiking in Mexico) by 夏瑞昌(Richard Seldin) Published by the World Journal Newspaper (世界日报) on August 5-6th, 2006

The Examined Life by Steven Grosz

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The Examined Life by Steven Grosz, Reviewed by Andrew M. Geeves in  Language and Psychoanalysis, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2015.

History Friday: Yehuda Bauer

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Click  Here to Read: Yehuda Bauer on Wikipedia.

Click Here to View: International Conference on Genocide Prevention – Yehuda Bauer on Vimeo.

Click Here to Read: Sounds of Silence: A Holocaust historian examines the challenge of writing about the Nazi genocide Review of Rethinking the Holocaust by Yehuda Bauer, Reviewed by Morris Dickstein in The New York Times on January 28, 2001.

Click Here to Read: Chapter One of Rethinking the Holocaust By Yehuda Bauer reprinted in The New York Times. (more…)

Clinical and Observational Psychoanalytic Research

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Clinical and Observational Psychoanalytic Research: Roots of a Controversy: André Green & Daniel Stern  edited by Joseph Sandler, Anna-Marie Sandler, Rosemary Davies , Reviewed By Andrew Gerber in the Division 39 Newsletter, Summer 2002, 67-70.

A modern Antigone: Son of Saul by László Nemes

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  A modern Antigone: Son of Saul by László Nemes By Dorota Niemitz on the World Socialist Website on January 28, 2016.

Pardon Plea by Adolf Eichmann, Nazi War Criminal, Is Made Public

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Pardon Plea by Adolf Eichmann, Nazi War Criminal, Is Made Public By Isabel Kershner in The New York Times on january 27, 2016.

Philosophy Thursday: Allan Bloom

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Allan Bloom on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom on wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Re-opening the American Mind. Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind remains as important as ever, and as misunderstood, 25 years after the 1980s culture wars By Liel Leibovitz on the Tablet Website on April 11, 2012. (more…)

How the Brain Reacts to Scrambled Stories

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How the Brain Reacts to Scrambled Stories; Research shows that people tend to prefer linear narratives, but can also be engaged by just the right amount of disruption by max Green in The Atlantic Monthoy on January 27, 2016.

A still from Citizen Kane, one of the most popular films of its time to experiment with nonlinear story structureMercury Productions / RKO Radio Productions / Turner Entertainment Company

 

Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia’s Cause

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia’s Cause By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on January 27, 2016.

An image from a fluorescent microscope showing C4 proteins, in green, located at the synapses in a culture of human neurons. CreditHeather de Rivera/McCarroll Lab/Harvard, via Associated Press

Psychoanalysis is a Human Tradition Passed On from One Generation to the Next

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Psychoanalysis is a Human Tradition Passed On from One Generation to the Next

(Acceptance speech by Daniel Benveniste upon receiving an Honorary Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association presented by Dr. Mark Smaller)

I am delighted this evening to accept this Honorary Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. It is, indeed, an honor and a great pleasure, as well.

When it comes to developing a professional identity, training is essential. But two other ways of further developing that professional identity are through professional affiliation, with institutes and associations, and/or through lineage. Being an outsider all my life has naturally made me incline less toward belonging and more toward lineage. As I like to put it, psychoanalysis is a human tradition passed on from one generation to the next and tonight I find (more…)

Sigmund Freud – Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Sigmund Freud – Anna Freud: Correspondence, 1904-1938. edited by Ingeborg Meyer-Palmedo and Translated by Nick Somers, Reviewed by Hannah S. Decker.

This review, by Hannah S. Decker, originally appeared in October 2015 on H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online.

Hannah S. Decker, Professor of History at the University of Houston, is the author of The Making of DSM-III: A Diagnostic Manual’s Conquest of American Psychiatry (Oxford).  The book was awarded a Special Presidential Commendation by the American Psychiatric Association.

Writer’s Wednesday: Marianne Moore

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Marianne Moore on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Marianne Moore 1887–1972 on the Poetry Foundation website.

Click Here to Read: Marianne Moore Interviewed by Donald Hall, The Art of Poetry No. 4, in the Paris Review Summer-Fall 1961 No. 26.

Click Here to Read: All About My Mother: Marianne Moore’s family romance by Dan Chiasson in The New Yorker on November 11, 2013. (more…)

A BBC journalist in Israel pointed his camera up to the sky and caught something amazing

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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 A BBC journalist in Israel pointed his camera up to the sky and caught something amazing Video on the Israeli Video Network on January 27, 2016.

Holes in the Door Posts, Poem by Eugene Mahon

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Through the holes
In the doorposts
You can see
Memory
Peering back at you
If you dare to see
What survives
What wouldn’t be
Destroyed.
Cast no cold eye
Horseman:
Put your ear
To the holes in the doorposts
The screams that you hear
Are your own.
–Eugene Mahon

Click Here to Read: Witnessing the death of Yiddish language and culture: Holes in the Doorposts by Arnold Richards. (more…)

An American Psychiatric Horror Story

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: An American Psychiatric Horror Story by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on January 24, 2016.

Eclipse of the Caliphate

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Eclipse of the Caliphate by Jonathan Spyer on the Middle East Forum website on January 21, 2016.

Islamic State territorial gains (green) and losses (red) in 2015.

Case Study: Dora – The Girl Who Walked Out on Freud

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Listen To:  Case Study: Dora – The Girl Who Walked Out on Freud, Program narrated by Claudia Hammond with Claire Pajaczkowska, Karin Ahbel-Rappe, Anthony Stadlen, Janet Sayers and Michael Billig on the BBC News website on September 1, 2010.

The long history of Muslims and Christians killing people together

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  The long history of Muslims and Christians killing people together By Ishaan Tharoor on the Washington Post website on January 25, 2016.

Battle of Vienna 1683 by Jerzy Kossak

Doctors should screen pregnant women, new moms for depression, task force recommends

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Doctors should screen pregnant women, new moms for depression, task force recommends
By Carina Storrs on the CNN website on January 26, 2016.

A Look Inside the Louise Bourgeois House, Just How She Left

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  A Look Inside the Louise Bourgeois House, Just How She Left It by Arthur Lubov in The New York Times on January 20, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Assistant for 30 Years: Life With Louise Bourgeois By Katy Diamond Hamer on the Vulture website on December 18, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed Until Sun May 27 at the Freud Museum London on the Time Out Worldwide website.

Click Here to Read: Louise Bourgeois dies at 98 on this website.

Inside the Louise Bourgeois House The recessed, cluttered Chelsea townhouse where this artist lived for decades will soon open for visitors.