Monday, October 15, 2012

POSTPONED to 10/29 Bernfeld: Sisyphus (1-2)

Note: There will no meeting tonight, 10/22

Bernfeld, S. Sisyphus: Or, the Limits of Education.

This coming week, we will read the first two chapters of Siegfried Bernfeld's Sisyphus. How can psychoanalysis be used as a tool to reveal the deployment of social norms in institutional settings? This and many other questions will be the subject of our discussion.

Psychoannals meets in Harper 125 at 7pm every other Monday.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

10/8: Introduction to the Problem of Psychoanalysis and Education

Recommended reading:

Freud, S. The Question of Lay Analysis
Freud, S. "Preface to Aichhorn's Wayward Youth"

At our first meeting of the academic year, we'll discuss both the importance of psychoanalysis to an understanding of education and how the contested nature of psychoanalytic education bears on this issue. Full reading list will be posted soon!

Note: Meetings are now bi-weekly, Mondays at 7:00pm in Harper 125.