Archive for the 'Papers' Category
Click Here to Read: The Difference between Capital and Capitalism: The Emergence of Social Capital and Public Capital by Sidney J. Gluck.
Click Here for: The Powerpoint that introudced Nathan Szajnberg at the Ticho Lecture.
I am pleased to present Nathan Szajnberg’s Ticho Memorial Lecture given at the American Psychoanalytic Meeting on June 15, 2012 in Chicago. This is the first post of a four-part series of posts of Dr. Szajnberg’s lecture.
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Mimesis of Inner Lives in Western Literature: How We Got Our Ideas About Inner Life.
Ticho Memorial Lecture Chicago, Am. Psychoanalytic Association June 2012
N. Szajnberg, MD
Part I: Bible and Homer: on Character; on Parenthood.
This paper’s idea first rose with Saul Bellow in 1970. He promised, in our seminar on Joyce’s Ulysses, that the only book of literary criticism I would ever have to read is Auerbach’s Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Several decades later, to design a course for the Hebrew University, I used this grand text as a loom with which I wove the literary and aesthetics threads of our psychoanalytic fabric: concepts of person, parent-child relatedness, intimacy, development, journey as soul-cure, with a guide for this treacherous journey. Just as Freud turned to an Antique Greek myth to understand a Victorian state of mind; just as Ticho articulated contributions of German thinking to Freud’s ideas; or, Makari uncovered three nineteenth Century strands that Freud wove together into a new view of the psyche; just as Bettelheim explored linguistic contributions to concepts of psyche and eros (Freud and Man’s Soul), so, I will cull selections of Western literature# to examine how and when certain concepts developed, and crystallized into how we think about inner life. (more…)
Part II: Christ’s Tale: On (not) Outgrowing One’s Godhood; Dante: the Intimate Trail of Treatment
We continue with ideas of inner life, intimacy and now, an early form of psychoanalytic treatment in Western canon. We have Borges’ deeply humanistic scent of Christ; for Dante, we have Dante himself on treatment of an ailing soul.
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The Christ tale:
A man born human, believes himself divine and dies knowing that he is but human (Borges). (more…)
Part III: Shakespeare’s Invention of the Human:
Generating Our Own Miseries or Not
Lear and his obverse, Prospero
Let’s leap to Shakespeare, that poet whom Harold Bloom said invented the human. Were we to have time for Lear alone, this would be enough. But, let us press ourselves and place King Lear and Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest, aside each other like twinning, flickering stars to learn how one’s gravity affects the other and enlightens ourselves in turn.
Borges suggested that the tragic man is one who realizes he is in the tsunami’s
Click Here to Read: “Sigmund Freud Comes to Psychotherapy Late . . . About 100 Years” by Sy Gers, MD. This paper is previously unpublished.
Click Here to Read: Freud and Dora: repressing an oppressed identity by Michael Billig, to appear in the British Journal of Social Psychology, now on the Virtual Faculty website.
‘Dora’ Ida Bauer/Adler
Click here to read “Music at an Exhibition: Gustav Klimt’s Drawings at the Getty Museum” by Lynne Oliva, Psy.D.
Lynne Oliva, a psychoanalyst in LA takes us on a Klimt tour at the Getty exhibition, which closed recently. She gives a personal sense of the musicality she felt moving through these pictures at an exhibition.
Those of us in NYC or who visit can get the flavor of Klimt’s drawings at the Neuegalarie.
N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor
The Three Gorgons (1901), Albertina Museum, Vienna
Studies for Goldfish (1901), J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Shame on who? And what to do about it.
N. Szajnberg, MD Intro to Victor Chu’s Shanghai Congress Paper
Victor Chu, born in China has been practicing as a psychoanalyst and also is a Zen meditator. He attended the Shanghai IPA meeting and presented this paper on Shame, a major concern in China.
He writes an informal note about his subsequent visit with his German-born wife and daughter as they continued on a Zen tour of China: Thanks for the immediate response. Of course you can publish my paper on IP.net. It’s a great honor for me. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Refocusing the Neurocognitive Approach to Dreams: A Critique of the Hobson Versus Solms Debate G. by William Domhoff on the Dream Research.net website.
This already article originally appeared as: Domhoff, G. W. (2005). Refocusing the neurocognitive approach to dreams: A critique of the Hobson versus Solms debate. Dreaming, 15, 3-20 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.
Click Here to Read: “Twinned Brothers” : the Parallel Personalities of Timon and Hamlet by Amanda Machado an Honors Projects Overview from the Rhode Island College Honors Projects on Rhode Island College Digital Commons website.
Click Here to Read: Freud and the Rebbe by Joseph H. Berke. This paper was previously unpublished.
The absurdities in psychoanalysis and science that make psychoanalysis a science: Reasons sociology, epistemology, ontology and metaphysics why psychoanalysis is a science: MeaninglessnessWednesday, September 12th, 2012
Click here to read “The absurdities in psychoanalysis and science that make psychoanalysis a science: Reasons sociology, epistemology, ontology and metaphysics why psychoanalysis is a science: Meaninglessness” by Colin Leslie Dean from Scribd.com.
Click Here to Read: “Government Aid or Self-Help” by Alfred Adler on the Alfred Adler Institutes of San Francisco San Francisco and Northwestern Washington website.
Ellen Pinsky on Psychoanalytic “Love Juice”
Remember Bottom, the ass who begins to believe he is handsome when intoxicated Queen Titania treats him handsomely? Yes, the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ellen Pinsky directs us to Shakespeare to think about the too abstract phrase, erotic transference, an experience more toxic than the words grasp, what Freud referred to as combustible.
Let’s listen to what she conjures us. Then, click the link at the end of the article to read more in Threepenny Review.
N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor
Psychoanalysis by Ellen Pinsky
How does the thing work? Two people meet privately and regularly; they (more…)
Click here to read “Nothing that is Human is Alien to Me: Neoliberalism and the End of Bildung” by Illinois State University-Chicago English Professor, Ronald Strickland.
Re-Form: Can Psychoanalysis Take It?
A continuing dialogue by Richard Gottlieb.
Dr. Gottlieb sparks us to think with Dr. Makari about the fundamentals of our profession, our dedication to inner life and how to teach this discipline. Gottlieb also asks us to attend closely to our language so that we are clear with ourselves and others what we mean. This respectfully critical dialogue advances thinking in a professional community. (more…)
Click here to read “Psychoanalysis and Society” by The American University of Rome, which highlights Professor Salgó’s political reading of Sándor Ferenczi’s writing in her paper presented at the international psychoanalytic conference “Faces of Trauma.”