College of Arts and Sciences

Interdisciplinary Conference on Analytic Philosophy and Clinical Psychoanalysis


Analytic Philosophy and Clinical Psychoanalysis: Intersections and Explorations

Conference schedule May 25 -7
All sessions will take place in the Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington

Wednesday, May 25

9:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Welcome
10 – 11am Submitted paper –Brett Clarke, “Poetry, Science, and Subjectivity: ‘Making Sense’ of a Hybrid Psychoanalysis” (Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute);
Chair—Adam Leite (Indiana University)
11am – 12 noon Submitted paper – Talia Morag (University of Sydney and Western Sydney University), “Psychoanalysis and the Non-Rational Aspect of the Mind”;
Chair—Monica Morrison (Indiana University)
12- 1:30pm Lunch
1:30- 3:30pm Keynote – Jonathan Lear (University of Chicago and Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis);
Chair—Kate Abramson (Indiana University)  
3:30-4:00pm Break
4:00-6:00pm Panel:Symbol Formation and Emotional Significance –  Chair, Gary Ebbs (Indiana University)
Jim Hopkins (University College London & Kings College), "Symbol Formation, Memory, and Dreaming"
Fred Busch (Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute), "The dreamer who couldn't dream her dreams"
6:00pm Break for Dinner

Thursday, May 26

8-9am Continental Breakfast
9-10am Submitted paper

David Livingstone Smith (University of New England), “Beyond Countertransference: Psychoanalytic Ideology and Clinical Oppression”;
Chair- Ben Robinson (Indiana University)

10-10:15am Break
10:15-12:15pm Keynote – Juliet Mitchell (University College London and Cambridge University), "Death-Work: the separation–sibling trauma and the Law of the Mother";
Chair- Adam Leite (Indiana University)
12:15-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:00pm Submitted paper – Şule Özler (UCLA and the New Center for Psychoanalysis & Paul Gabrinetti (C.J. Jung Institute, Los Angeles, and Pacifica Graduate Institute), “Sympathy and Empathy” ;
Chair—Kirk Ludwig (Indiana University)
3:05-5:05pm Panel: Do psychoanalysts need a concept of empathy?
Chair— Rae Greiner (Indiana University)
Louise Braddock (Cambridge University), "Psychic change as conjoined sympathy"
Louise Gyler (Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis), "The Violence of the Real: Empathy and Communication in Psychoanalysis"
5:05-5:15pm Break
5:15-6:15pm Submitted paper – Jane Reid (MSW-LCSW), “The Analyst’s Moral Orientation:  Reconsidering the Role of Condemnation in Managing the Temptation of Sexual Boundary Violation”;
Chair—Derek Matravers (Open University)



Friday, May 27

8-9am  Continental Breakfast
9-10am  Submitted paper – Arden Koehler (New York University), “Narcissism and Objectification” ; Chair—Jen Maher (Indiana University)
10-10:15am  Break
10:15-12:15pm Keynote – Edward Harcourt (Oxford University), "Human Excellence, Psychic Function and the Aims of Psychoanalysis “ ;
Chair—Kate Abramson (Indiana University)
12:15-2:15pm Lunch
2:15-3:15pm Submitted paper – Elisa Galgut (University of CapeTown), “Minding the Past:  Mentalization, Autobiographical Memory, and Literary Form” ;
Chair—Constance Furey (Indiana University)
3:15-3:30pm Break

Michael Lacewing (Heythrop College and University College London), "A truthful way to live"; Chair—Marteen Steenhagen (University of Antwerp)

4:30-6:00 pm

Wrap up Discussion and Reception:
Andrew Brook (Carleton) and Fritz Breithaupt (Indiana University)


Saturday, May 28: Additional Activities for those with late Saturday flights

9:30-12 noon Theme guided tours of the collections of the IU Art Museum, Lilly Library, and/or Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

Analytic Philosophy and Clinical Psychoanalysis:
Intersections and Explorations

May 25-27, 2016
Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA

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Katy Abramson (