Click Here to Read: Review of Freud and the Scene of Trauma by John Fletcher Reviewed by Jamie Katz on The New Books in Psychoanalysis website on September 29, 2014.
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Click Here to Read: Review of Shrinking History: On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory by David E. Stannard , Reviewed by by Cosma Shalizi in The Bactra Review: Occasional and eclectic book reviews.
What does YIVO want for its birthday? Your ideas!
We’ll tell you a secret. In 2015, YIVO turns 90. Yes, it’s a big birthday, and we’re proud of our work through the years, including some of the exciting things we’ve been working on in just this last year: The Vilna Project, Letters to Afar, the YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland, and of course our Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, along with two terrific public programming seasons. (more…)
Click Here to Read: From Islamic State to Kiev: Apocalyptic Fantasy and American Power by Brian D’Agostino in Psychohistory News: Newsletter of the International Psychohistorical Association Volume 33, Number 4 – Fall 2014.
Click Here to Read: Double Agent: The impossible life: Review of Becoming Freud: the making of a psychoanalyst By Adam Phillips, Reviewed by Aveek Sen in the The Telegraph, Calucta, India on September 26, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Sigmund Freud Tried Thwarting Biographers. That Didn’t Stop Adam Phillips on this website.
Click Here to Read: Review of: “Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst,” by Adam Phillips on this website.
Click Here to Read: The Banality of Evil: The Demise of a Legend, review of: Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer by Bettina Stangneth, translated by Ruth Martin, Reviewed By Richard Wolin in The Jewish Review of Books in the Fall 2014 Issue.
Click Here to Read: Valhalla in Flames, Review of Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture, by David B. Dennis. Reviewed by Peter E. Gordon on the Jewish Review of Books website Fall 2014 Issue.
Vilnius, Lithuania (September 23, 2014) – The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is pleased to announce the launch of The Vilna Project, a seven-year international project to preserve, digitize and virtually reunite YIVO’s prewar archives located in New York City and Vilnius, Lithuania, through a dedicated web portal. The Project will also digitally reconstruct the historic Strashun Library of Vilna, one of the great prewar libraries in Europe. Project partners are The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, The Central State Archives of Lithuania and the National Library of Lithuania. (more…)
Upcoming Events Reminder: Stefan Zweig’s Impossible Exile and Facing History: Portraits from the LBI Art CollectionTuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM | Panel Discussion
The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
George Prochnik’s The Impossible Exile
Join us as as authors George Prochnik and Gideon Lewis-Kraus discuss Prochnik’s brilliant new biography of Stefan Zweig.
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler’s rise to power, this celebrated writer who had dedicated so much energy to promoting international humanism plummeted, in a matter of a few years, into an increasingly isolated exile-from London to Bath to New York City, then Ossining, Rio, and finally Petrópolis-where, in 1942, in a cramped bungalow, he killed himself. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Review of Encounters With Loneliness: Only the Lonely, edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucile Spira, and Arthur A. Lynch, Reviewed by Renee Goldman in the Spring/Summer 2014 Issue of the AAPCSW Newsletter.
Click Here to Buy: Joshua Ehrlich’s Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When a Marriage Comes Apart on Amazon.com
Joshua Ehrlich, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who works with children, adolescents, and adults in his practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan as well as a faculty member at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.
Click Here to Read: Review of The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living by Mari Rutim Reviewed by Tracy Morgan and Richard Brouillette on the New Books in Psychoanalysis website on September 21, 2014.
Ukrainian Nationalism, Poetry, and the Jews
Tuesday, September 30 | 7:00pm
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On Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko’s bicentennial, distinguished literary scholars Gennady Estraikh (NYU; YIVO), Peter Fedynsky, Amelia Glaser, and Myroslav Shkandrij discuss Shevchenko’s impact on Jewish intellectuals, Ukrainian-Jewish collaboration, and the relationship between poetry and politics. Read more…
This program is sponsored by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter. (more…)
Please join us in welcoming Professor Gennady Estraikh of New York University as the first Albert B. Ratner Visiting Scholar in East European Jewish Literature. While in residence at YIVO, he will moderate a public panel on Taras Shevchenko, give a lecture on American Jewish Communist novelist Howard Fast, and teach a course on modernist Yiddish literature in translation.
We invite you to meet Professor Estraikh at a special YIVO Member Reception at 5:30 pm on October 7. Keep up with Professor Estraikh’s activities at YIVO on Facebook, and by following us on Twitter @yivoinstitute. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Arlene Kramer Richards and the Power of Women, Review of Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand by Arlene Kramer Richards, Reviewed by Irene Javors.
Click Here to Read: Sale! Sale! Sale! COWAP Conference: Myths of the Mighty Woman: What Makes a Woman? on this website.
The article originally appeared as Javors, Ireme (2014) Arlene Kramer Richards and the Power of Women., Clio’s Psyche Vol. 21 # 2 (September 2014): 236-238 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.
Click Here to Buy: Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand by Arlene Kramer Richards.
Click Here to Read: Shakespeare scholar disputes decision-reversal by journal by Matthew Reisz on The Higher Education Times on September 11, 2014.
SOURCE: SAM GOLDWYN/RENAISSANCE FILMS/BBC/KOBAL Ado in academia: one of the journal’s editors claimed that the professor’s paper on Shakespeare was ‘unscholarly’
Click Here to Read: You No Longer Have to Be a Man to Be Somebody by Pat LaMarche on the Huffington Post website on Septemher 11, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Women in Dark Times by Jacqueline Rose, review: ‘rigorously argued’ A breathtaking new boo August 26, 2014.
Click Here to Read and View: Preserving the Yiddish language By Mac King on the Fox 5 News website on Septemner 11. . 2o14.]
Click Here to Read: Oy Vey: Yiddish Has a Problem The language is mostly spoken by Orthodox Jews who want to set themselves apart from the modern world. Is there a future for Yiddish in other communities? by Tanya Basu in the Atlantic Monthly on September 9, 2014.
Click Here to Buy: Myths of Termination by Judy Kantrowitz.
Myths of Termination: What Patients Can Teach Psychoanalysts About Endings, by Judy Kantrowitz (forward by Glenn Gabbard, MD) Routledge 2014.
Reviewed by N. Szajnberg, MD
Just before death (1956), Ernst Kris published his piece on personal myth and its transformation to personal history in psychoanalysis. Myths are archaic forms that live in the present, drive the present, as if they were still alive. Histories are life accounts that we feel are part of who we are, but do not drive our present. Resolving myths to histories permits us to build more autonomous futures. (more…)