Schedule: Spring 2010

Meeting 1: Wednesday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Marissa’s place, Bollas essays.

Meeting 2: Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 pm, GC English dept. thesis room.

Extra: Readings in Psychoanalysis, a blog with pdfs of readings from Nancy Yousef’s Fall ’09 psychoanalysis seminar.


Here’s a pdf of Eve’s essay “Some Binarisms II: Wilde, Nietzsche and the Sentimental Relations of the Male Body” from Epistemology of the Closet: Sedgwick – Wilde, Nietzsche. Since it’s 50 pages long and might be a hassle to print, I’ll leave a couple copies in my mailbox at the GC.

So: Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 pm in the thesis room of the GC English Dept (room 4409). Unless we change it. I’m so excited to see you there!

Feelingsers! More Bollas (but not too much more) for our next meeting at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 27, at Marissa’s house. Email Marissa (marissaDOTbrostoffATgmailDOTcom) or me (amagnetATgmailDOTcom) for the address (or just check the email I’m sending out to the FEELINGS list).

To read: Bollas, Christopher – The Transformational Object.

To reread: Bollas, Christopher – Psychic Genera.

Sorry I posted these so late. Here’s the reading for this Wednesday:

Personification in the Play of Children

The Importance of Symbol-Formation in the Development of the Ego

Infantile Anxiety-Situations Reflected in a Work of Art and in the Creative Impulse

They’re all pretty short papers from 1929 & 1930. I’m also wondering if we should have a third Melanie Klein day, perhaps to read “Envy and Gratitude,” “Notes on Some Schizoid Mechanisms,” and maybe “The Origins of Transference.” What do you all think?

Here’s the reading for November 4th:

A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States (from PEP Web)

Mourning and its Relation to Manic-Depressive States (ditto)

On the Sense of Loneliness (This is a link to Google Books. I’ll try to scan a pdf version as soon as I can.) Here’s a pdf, but it’s pretty low quality: On The Sense of Loneliness

For October 21, there are two books you’ll have to either buy or borrow from a library:

1) Likierman, Meira. Melanie Klein: Her Work in Context. ISBN 0826457703. Amazon, Addall, CUNY, WorldCat, NYPL.

2) Hinshelwood, Robert. Introducing Melanie Klein. 3rd edition (if possible). ISBN 1840467118. Amazon, Addall, CUNY, WorldCat, NYPL.

UPDATE: Here’s an audio clip of a (real, live) Hungarian person pronouncing Ferenczi’s name.

Here are pdfs from PEP Web of some of the reading for our meeting on Wednesday, September 30. The rest of the Winnicott and Bollas essays I’ll have to scan. They’ll be up in the next few days. For now:


Confusion of the Tongues Between the Adults and the Child—(The Language of Tenderness and of Passion)

The Unwelcome Child and his Death-Instinct


Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena—A Study of the First Not-Me Possession

Mirror Role of Mother and Family in Child Development (Sorry about the poor scanning. I’ll try to put a better copy up later in the week.)

A Personal View of the Kleinian Contribution


Psychic Genera

Extractive Introjection (A better copy of page 165 is appended at the end. Technology is just not my strong suit.)

The Trisexual