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.
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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…)
Click Here to Buy: Pretend Ballads by Edward McCrorie:
On September 11, 2001, I was having dental work done in Providence, Rhode Island, when news of the attacks came through. My wife, Beatrice Beebe, was at work in New York City only a few miles from the World Trade Center. When we reunited later that week, we knew our lives were changing, and I encouraged her idea to help in Manhattan somehow, since she was well experienced aiding mothers with young children.
The poems, prose and pictures in this book are a culmination of many discussions, readings, clinical help and sundry emotions over the past twelve years. But I did not realize there might be poetry here until December, (more…)
Click Here to Read: Evil not so banal, says disturbing new probe on the Medical Xpress Website on September 08, 2014.
Abraham Sutzkever: The Power in Poetry
Wednesday, September 10 | 7:00pm
The Annual Naomi Prawer Kadar Memorial Lecture
Ruth Wisse, Professor Emerita, Harvard University
The Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever came of age in Vilna in the 1920s and 30s when Yiddish poetry was the favored creative outlet of its Jewish youth. For him, poetry-but only if good enough-was more than self-expression, more than beauty and truth: the power of rhyme was the endurance manifest in nature and in the Jewish people. “That is poetry. / Touch it so lightly that you don’t leave a fingerprint.” In this talk, acclaimed literary scholar Ruth Wisse puts Sutzkever’s poetry to his own test. Professor David Roskies delivers introductory remarks. Sponsored by the Naomi Prawer Kadar Foundation, Inc. Read more… (more…)
Click Here to Read: Book Portrays Eichmann as Evil, but Not Banal By Jennifer Schuessler in The New York Times on September 2, 2014,
Click Here to Read: Carrying the Burden of Longevity: Guiding a Husband and a Mother Through Alzheimer’s at the Same Times By Jane Gross in The New York Times on September 1, 2014.
Click Here to To Read: Daddy’s Girl? Rebecca Coffey on Sigmund Freud’s daughter Review of Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story by Rebecca Coffey, Reviewed By Joan Lipkin on the Windy City Media Group website on August 28, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Dalí, Psychoanalysis & Dante’s Divine Comedy on the Rauner Special Collections Library website on August 29, 2014
Click Here to Read: Review of: ‘Feminism Unfinished’ by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon and Astrid Henry Reviewed By Elaine Showalter in the Washington Post on August 29, 2014.
Rep. Bella Abzug, center, and Gloria Steinem, right, at a demonstration staged by the Reproductive Rights Committee of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women in 1976. (Bernard Gotfryd/Getty Images)
Click Here to Read: Chapter 15 from: The Faith of Fallen Jews: Josef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History edited by David N. Myers, Alexander Kaye.
This chapter originally appeared as Myers, David N. & Kaye Alexander. (2013). Chapter 15: The Purloined Kiddush Cups Reopening The Case on Freud’s Jewish identity in: The Faith of Fallen Jews: Josef Hayim Yerushalmi and the Writing of Jewish History . New York: Brandeis, p. 333-342.
Click Here to Read: Review of Taking Risks from the Unconscious: A Psychoanalysis as Experienced from Both Sides of the Couch by Donald Marcus, Reviewed by William Edkins.